One room, many functions

ARTICLE Archipelago hideaway with many functions.

On an island in the Stockholm archipelago sits a small, discreet holiday home. The sturdy façade is painted with dark distemper to blend in with the landscape, and inside is a light interior with birch plywood walls and ceilings, Douglas fir floors and pine window frames, all treated with hardwax oil to provide a hardwearing finish.

The site-built glulam frame determined the dimensions and elements of the single space in the house, but the kitchen, bedroom and living room areas are clearly zoned. While the solid west façade gives the home a sense of privacy, the other sides are made up of generous windows, with both gables fully openable for additional light and airflow.

Running along the three open sides is a curtain that can be pulled to keep the home more private at certain times. The exterior also features a removable screen that can be used to make the house less visible from the water.

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