Escape to the modern lakehouse

This house was designed by architecture studio Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff to not only take in the beautiful scenery overlooking the sea, but also to help overcome the harsh climate in Trosa, Sweden. The summers are light but short and the wind can often be a problem in these coastal areas. As in many of Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff projects, great emphasis is put on exploring the border between inside and outside – protected and exposed – building and nature. One-third of the built area consists of the outdoor living areas under roof. The house is formed in an H-shape, which helps to create intimate spaces and wind protected courtyards that prolong the summer season. The main veranda is fully under roof and an open fireplace keeps temperatures up during spring and fall. The social areas have concrete floors and are kept a bit rough. The private bedroom section is elevated from the concrete and less rough with dark wooden floor and interiors. The main materials used are: concrete, rusty steel, untreated pine wood, oiled wenge and water. In this house, materials together with light rather than form gain focus and create atmosphere.

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