Summer houses in Slavik by Mats Fahlander
Stockholm-based architectural practice, Mats Fahlander , has designed the Summer Houses project. The two summer houses are located in Lysekil, Sweden.
According to the architects: “The two summer houses are located between two Fjords on the Swedish, northern west coast. The site is surrounded by a national park, the nature characterised by rounded rocks and leaning trees, bent of an always existing wind. Other houses in the area are mainly from the early 50s and are rather in a summerhouse typology than the traditional sort for the area.
“The house on one of the highest points in the area was designed for one of the sons in a large family, his part of the family and a place for hosting friends. The other, smaller house was built for his parents. Together with the existing house they form a group facing west and the sea.
“The ground was left untouched so the houses float above the rocks. Also above the rocks it is possible to walk around the houses on outdoor bridges and platforms, hanging from the facade. The contrast between the sometimes rough climate and the easy summer life was the guide for the design of the buildings. A construction of timber is covered with nearly maintenance free materials. Painted parts are white according to the tradition of the coast.
“The rounded roofs got their form from the surrounding rocks. The geometry of the plan is simple; one front room closest to the ocean for cooking, eating and relaxing with people and a rear section for bedrooms and entrance hall. Large glass panels can be pushed to the side so that all rooms can be open towards the outer bridge.
“The closely positioned guesthouse at 1.17 has a bedroom and a sauna. The interior design of the house is completely covered with untreated fur. When a low evening sun from west lighten the panel is the inner of the houses from the ocean a glowing eye catcher in a grey landscape.”
Images courtesy of Åke E:son Lindman
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