Wood and glass shelter on the Stockholm archipelago

This unique wood and glass shelter is situated in the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden, designed by architecture firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter. The residence offers 1,399 square feet (130 square meters) of living space, emerged in dense foliage landscape of the archipelago right on the water. The objective of the architects was to offer within a simple frame, a platform and several diverse readings of the relation of space to nature. Conceived as a light weight construction in wood and glass, this summerhouse is built in the outer Stockholm archipelago.

Visit the website of architecture firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter here.

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The horizontal character of the black stained exterior relates to the verticals of tall grown pines and the mirrored views of the Baltic Sea. The geometry of the plan is generated by the specifics of the site, the house being fitted into the flat surface between two mountain rocks and turning simultaneously towards the sun in south and frontally towards the sea in west. With the small rooms placed in the back, the social areas of the house stand out as an open platform crisscrossed by sliding glass. The zig-zagged layout also creates a series of outside places sheltered from the strong winds.

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Photos: Ake E:son Lindman

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