Summer House Skatoy / Filter Arkitekter As

© Elisabeth Hudson

Architect: Filter Arkitekter As
Location: ,
Contractor: Johan Brekka
Project Area: 100 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Elisabeth Hudson


© Elisabeth Hudson

The summerhouse, designed by Filter, is situated in Skåtøy, an island in the beautiful Kragerø archipelago, on the South coast of Norway. The starting point was an existing cottage from around 1940, damaged by dry rot. The new project is built on the footprint of this old cottage. The Client wanted a summer house that opened up towards the beautiful archipelago, whilst maintaining private outdoor areas.

© Elisabeth Hudson

The house is facing a communal pier. It became important to protect the building from this pier as well as avoiding privatising the public areas. The main entrance is facing these public areas. The topography of the site is reflected in the section as two volumes; one volume containing a “sleeping cabin” (a sleeping area) cutting into another elongated volume containing the living and dining areas. These volumes create private outdoor space on the upper level connected to private outdoor space on the lower level. The Client wanted a maintenance free summer house. This resulted in a building clad in untreated timber, dry stone walls and sedum on the roof.

© Elisabeth Hudson
Cite: "Summer House Skatoy / Filter Arkitekter As" 18 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • Bart

    Does anyone now the name of the two black chairs on the first picture?

    • TC

      Poul Kjaerholm’s PK-22. Republic of Fritz Hansen in Denmark makes them today.

      • Bart

        Thank you.

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