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H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff

  • 01:00 - 21 December, 2009
H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff
H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +15

From the architect. 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.

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 wood, 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.

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Mark Bailey · April 18, 2010

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Terry Glenn Phipps · December 23, 2009

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.

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Design Service · December 23, 2009

RT @researchstudio: H-House in Trosa, Sweden / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff (15pics, on a beautiful site...) http://bit.ly/8YFA5H (archdaily)

DESIGN*aRt::archive · December 23, 2009

architecture: H-House in Trosa, Sweden / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff (15pics, on a beautiful site...) http://bit.ly/8YFA5H (archdaily)

christopher · December 23, 2009

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

Michael Baugus · December 23, 2009

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

thomas foral · December 23, 2009

H-House / Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff | ArchDaily - http://shar.es/aOuAc

Alex · December 23, 2009

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

Dainius · December 22, 2009

Nice project. I could to live here... :)

Dozy · December 22, 2009

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

leogar · December 22, 2009

very elegant. Is that a jacuzzi in the bedroom?

Brian Frolo · December 22, 2009

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

mihkel · December 22, 2009

rikas

jean doris · December 22, 2009

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Igor · December 22, 2009

Olfashion swedish manner. Beautiful.My concept of living.

Oliver · December 22, 2009

great ... looks like a dream for me ...

gbh · December 22, 2009

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ArchitecturePassion · December 22, 2009

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Home Decor News · December 22, 2009

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