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Summerhouse Lagnö, Sweden

New Swedish Residence design by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

25 Sep 2013

Summerhouse Lagnö

Design: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Summerhouse Lagnö

Location: Stockholm archipelago, eastern Sweden

Summerhouse Lagnö
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

The setting is the Stockholm archipelago, natural ground sloping gently down to the sea in the south, mostly open with a few trees and bushes. Unlike other projects we worked on located on more isolated islands in the archipelago without car access from the mainland, this site was relatively easy to reach also with heavy transports.

Summerhouse Lagnö
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

This, together with the client’s desire for a maintenance-free house inspired us to search for a way to design the house as an integral part of nature, where the material’s weight and color scale connects to the archipelago granite bedrock, rather than a light light wooden cottage. The two building volumes are placed side by side and form a line that clarifies their position in the landscape, just at the border where the forest opens up out onto the bay. When approached from the north, the entrance presents itself as an opening between the buildings giving direction towards the light and water. It is a first outdoor space protected from rain by a pitched canopy of glass.

Summerhouse Lagnö
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

The exterior character of the house is derived from a number of transverse gable roofs, which connect to each other, and like boathouses in a line form a pleated long facade. This provides a sequence of varied room heights for the interior and create places in the otherwise completely open living room that stretches through the entire length of the main building.

Summerhouse Lagnö
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

With a relatively shallow room depth and a continuous sliding glass partition out to the terrace, the space can be described as a niche in relation to the archipelago landscape outside. The small rooms are located along the north façade with access through a wall of sliding doors. They are lit by openable skylights and form smaller pitched ceiling spaces within the main roof volume.

Summerhouse Lagnö
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

Terrace, interior floors and facades are made of exposed natural colored in situ cast concrete with plywood formwork. The interior is painted white with woodworks in ash. A sauna, a detached block of in situ cast concrete with a wooden interior, offers a secluded place near the beach and pier.

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photos : Åke E’son Lindman

Summerhouse Lagnö – Building Information

Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Team: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård (Chief architects) ; Anna Jacobson (Project architect)
Interior: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Landscape design: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Structural engineer: Sweco, Mathias Karlsson

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photos : Åke E’son Lindman

Address: Undisclosed
Client: Private
Built area: 140 sqm
Project: 2010
Completion: 2012
Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman, Lindman Photography

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Summerhouse Lagnö images / information from Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Summerhouse Lagnö design : Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

House Lagnö was Highly Commended at the Architectural Review House Awards 2013 in London, UK. The project was featured on the cover of the July 2013 issue.

Approximate position, this house is private:

Location: Norra Lagnö, Värmdö, Stockholm County, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, north east Europe

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