Summer House in the Stockholm Archipelago by Kod Arkitekter

An archipelago residence with space for both social community and tranquil privacy, and making the most of an exceptional night-time location. It was the vision of this summer house in Stockholm's northern archipelago, which combines Japanese simplicity with Scandinavian summer cottage tradition.

The house is located on an island and is surrounded by forest and sea. Managing these qualities was central to the design of the building, so we allowed the premises to show the way: With its long-range shape, windowsillation and the location of the rooms and the patios, the house is adapted to provide the most outlook on the water and the unspoilt nature. An unusual circumstance - and a clear challenge - was to preserve the smaller summerhouse that was already in place. The cottage was connected to the new house through the roof and together they form a new whole. The Scandinavian tradition is combined with inspiration from Japan, in an interpretation where simplicity, wood and the relationship with nature are at the heart of the architecture. 

Designed by Kod Arkitekter 
Photography © Måns Berg