Architect in ChargeBjörn Lundquist
Structural EngineerRitabygg i Stockholm AB
HVAC ConsultantAnders Dahlbeck VVS-Konsulter AB
Lighting ConsultantLjusmiljö AB
General ContractorIMR Bygg AB
Text description provided by the architects. The H House is a wooden vacation house overlooking lake Sommen in southern Sweden.
Its floor plan layout forms a symmetrical capital H with the volume facing north containing private spaces, while its twin volume facing south gather interlocking social spaces turning towards the vast view of the lake.
Connecting the two parts on the axis of the main entrance is the kitchen, facing two open courtyards capturing the morning and evening sun of the east and the west.
Windows and glass doors on all sides of each courtyard allow movement and visual contact in multiple directions throughout the house, keeping the lakeview present at all times.
The sharp barn-like volumes respond to the vernacular building typologies of the surrounding rural area, in a gray color scheme reflecting the characteristic granite rocks of the lake.