Type of project: Direct commission
Location: Trosa, south west of Stockholm
Type of building: Private villa
Size of building:  240 sqm (180 indoors) + 20 sqm refugio


A private residence in the archipelago of tockholm situated on a beautiful site overlooking the sea. The setting is scenic but the climate is harsh. Summers are mild and short, and the wind can often be a problem in these coastal areas. As in many of our projects, great emphasis is put on exploring the border between inside and outside – protected and exposed – building and nature. One-third of the built area consists of roof-covered outdoor areas. The H shape helps to create intimate and wind-protected courtyards that prolong the summer season. The main veranda is fully covered and has an open fireplace that keeps the temperature up during the spring and autumn. The social areas have concrete floors and are kept a bit rough. The private bedroom section is elevated from the concrete and less rough, with dark wooden floor and interiors. The main materials used are concrete, rusty steel, untreated pine wood, oiled wenge and water. In this house, as in many of our projects, materials and their interplay with light, rather than form, gain focus and create atmosphere.

The building won the ”Award for good architecture” by the Swedish Association of Architects Södermanland and it also received a nomination for ”The Swedish Wood Award”. It has further been portraited in numerous national and international publications as well as been the setting for TV- and Commercial productions.

This project was developed during the  ’Arkitektstudio WRB’ era.

Contractor:  RPJ Bygg – John Larsson
Structural engineer:  Martin & Co through Martin Karlsson
Photographer: Åke E-son Lindman