Gotland Summer House / Enflo Arkitekter + DEVE Architects

  • 28 Aug 2013
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© Joachim Belaieff

Architects: Enflo Arkitekter, DEVE Architects
Location: Gotland,
Architect In Charge: Jens Enflo (Enflo),Morten Vedelsbøl (DEVE)
Engineer: Algeba Byggkonsulter
Builder: Fide Bygg&Snickeri
Area: 104.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joachim Belaieff

© Joachim Belaieff

From the architect. A summer house for a young family. The site on the Swedish island Gotland in the Baltic Sea is surrounded by open fields to the north and low forest in the south.Local building traditions are important in this region, as well as for the architect and client.

© Joachim Belaieff

The slim volume invites light into the house and makes nature alwayspresent. A tarred pine roof adds character to the sheer volume and spans the private bedrooms and bathroom, the indoor and outdoor living room and the guest room. In time, after a number of tar treatments the roof and the façade will have the same colour. Walls, floors, ceilings and kitchen are made of local pine.The outdoor living room is designed for the unstable Swedish summer climate with rain, wind and sun. Exterior sliding shades stop the wind, protects against sunlight and is used to close the house.

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  • Croco Dile

    Nice for Summer !

  • JP McDaris

    Great design…but I guess the Loft must be pretty pathetic and tight if they can’t show any images of it?

    • Him

      Or maybe it’s just not a primary space…