A progressive architectural and design firm, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter , has designed this very relaxing summer house in Lagnö, Sweden. Known for its approach that takes into consideration practical, theoretical, social and environmental issues, the firm designed the summer house as an integral part of nature. The weight and color scale of the house connect to the archipelago granite bedrock. What makes this residence more interesting is the design of the roof which somehow reminds you of your childhood drawings of a typical home with a pointed roof.
Description by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter:
The building sits on the border between a forest and the coast line. A sequence of interconnected pitched roofs made of natural cast concrete create interior spaces of varying size and heights. Small rooms for entrance, bath, kitchen and sleeping constitute a thick wall towards the north, while a continuous open space for living and dining opens up to the south with vast views over the neighboring islands, the Baltic sea and the horizon.