Hölick Sea Resort / Mats Edlund & Henrietta Palmer

© Jacob Nordström

Architects: Mats Edlund MSA and Henrietta Palmer, professor MSA
Location: Hudiksvall,
Co-architect: Matts Ingman MSA
Client: Natura Hölick
Photographer: Jacob Nordström

© Jacob Nordström

Until today Hölick Sea Resort, located in a pine forest on the coast north of the Swedish city Hudiksvall, has been a traditional camping site. We wish to increase the quality of living and add new values to the former camping and have used the metaphor “lodge” to illustrate this new ambition.

The proposal is a total concept of living, food, services and experiences – including nature, buildings, footpaths, bridges, lighting and signage – to achieve an over-all experience, while keeping a feeling of privacy.

© Jacob Nordström

By focusing on an exciting architecture in wood, inspired by the former tents on the camping, the client wishes to reach more affluent customers. The area is planned for 22 houses of two different types; 80 and 90 sqm, of which the bigger one has just been built. The plan is to start construction of the second house type during winter 2011.

floor plans

Both houses are built totally in wood, using the Gotlandic traditional faltak – a wooden roof – to achieve a homogeneous wood appearance. The interiors are light and spacious, and planned for an easy Swedish summer lifestyle for families and friends.

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Cite: "Hölick Sea Resort / Mats Edlund & Henrietta Palmer" 26 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=84106>
  • Marc

    Simple and compact… I like it!

  • hZ

    It would be possible to better appreciate that shelving wall if it were made of glass. As it is, it’s forbidding and oppressive. Still, preferable to a cube or rectangular prism.