Summerhouse Stora Elgön, Sweden

Summerhouse Stora Elgön

A common problem when designing buildings in the Stockholm archipelago is to handle the slope towards the sea while optimizing the amount of facade towards the view. Often the space below the actual house is just concealed. Or the building adapts to the ground using decks on different levels. In this particular project the solution was to place the whole building on stilts, leaving the cliff surfaces exposed below.

Simple rectangular wooden columns carry deck, structure and roof above the granite bedrock. Some parts are fully open with only structure above, some are fully covered and inside. The building floats above the rock without touching or destroying.

Location: Stora Elgön, Sweden
Status: Sketch Phase
Images, Models: Kolman Boye Architects