H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Architects: Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff
Location: Trosa,
Project Area: 240 sqm (interior) + 20 sqm (exterior refugee)
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman

A private residence in the archipelago of Stockholm situated on a beautiful site overlooking the ocean. The setting is scenic but the climate is harsh. Summers are light but short and the wind can often be a problem in these coastal areas. As in many of our projects great emphasis is put on exploring the border between inside and outside – protected and exposed – building and nature. 1/3 of the built area consists of outdoor areas under roof.

floor plan
floor plan
© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The H-shape helps creating intimate and wind protected courtyards that prolong the summer season. The main veranda is fully under roof and an open fireplace keeps temperature 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.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The main materials used are: concrete, rusty steel, untreated pine , oiled wenge and water. In this house, as well as in many of our projects, materials together with light rather than form gain focus and create atmosphere.

Cite: "H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff" 21 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=44134>
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  • http://netzfx.de Oliver

    great … looks like a dream for me …

  • Igor

    Olfashion swedish manner. Beautiful.My concept of living.

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  • mihkel

    rikas

  • http://twitter.com/brianfrolo/status/6927624331 Brian Frolo

    This one has second year studio written all over it. Beautiful. H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff | ArchDaily http://ping.fm/nvyvB

  • leogar

    very elegant. Is that a jacuzzi in the bedroom?

  • Dozy

    Beautiful piece of architecture in an idyllic setting. I’d like to see how it looks in winter!

  • Dainius

    Nice project. I could to live here… :)

  • Alex

    Finally, some swedish architecture :) yeey
    You have to love the materials on this one.

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  • http://twitter.com/webinetrymb/status/6946446445 Michael Baugus

    This plan creates some nice sheltered exteriors. H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff http://bit.ly/8luP1W

  • christopher

    this is gorgeous. the materiality and quality of light is stunning. great work!

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  • http://www.twitter.com/tgphipps Terry Glenn Phipps

    This is a terrific example of the use of rigor and restraint in the application of the materials palette. Nothing is pointy or sticking out where it doesn’t need to be. The architecture has a genuine claim to being organic by virtue of a stunning success in conjoining the building and the site. Everything is oriented toward the view, which is made the warm center of the house.

    To me this shows that the principles of organic architecture are highly adaptable. This house is quite obviously oriented to take advantage of and defend from the Swedish climate. Some version of these principles could equally be applied in Southern California (and they have). An architect with excellent control and a sense of appropriateness can apply these principles anywhere.

    Terry Glenn Phipps
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  • http://twitter.com/propertymark/status/12379029575 Mark Bailey

    Dream House of the day: H-House by Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff – http://ow.ly/1z9b7