Sited on Sweden's island of Öland, this summerhouse is a direct response to its rugged coastal surroundings. Its exterior is made to withstand the harsh winds and climate with both its design and materials choice. While flat, deep overhangs provide protection from the weather, a facade of locally-quarried limestone and untreated wood panels can hold up to the elements. As the timber weathers to gray over time, it will blend into the stone and fade into the landscape's existing limestone slabs. Internally, concrete floors and ask millwork create a series of minimal living spaces, allowing views of the sea to take the focus.
Photos: Åke E:son Lindman / Margen Wigow Arkitektontor