H-House – not just another letter…

Trosa, Sweden  –  Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff

Built area:     240m2  (2,600 sf)
Year built:     2006
Photography:     Åke E:son Lindman

Concrete, corten steel and pine have been used to create this low-maintenance, ocean-side villa. The site, on an archipelago near Stockholm is very scenic but the environment is harsh and unforgiving. Summers are short but pleasant while winters are cold and windy.

Villa Öbolandet, Trosa WRB Arkitekter Maj 2007
The “H” shape offers shelter from the region’s strong winds.

By utilizing an ‘H’ shape, the design offers sheltered spaces available for leisure for much of the year. The design allows a third of the covered areas to be outdoors with the main verandah having an open fireplace making the area functional in autumn and spring.


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Another archipelago home by the same architect is this Stockholm Island Home



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