Summer House Trosa

Type of project: Direct commission
Location: By the sea in the archipelago of  Trosa, south of Stockholm
Type of building: Private leisure house
Size of building: 100 sqm

This house was the first project completed by the studio. The studio carried out both the design and the construction work. The house has gained a lot of attention and received a number of awards, including the Swedish Wood Award. The house is a leisure house and was built for a couple in their sixties.

The building was thought of as a tool to help explore the qualities and sensations of the site and surrounding nature. Through conscious handling of the daylight on naked surfaces and shading laths, the mode of climate and weather outside always becomes present inside.

The theme for the plan was to divide the house into different zones, the use of which would depend on the climate and the conditions of the weather. The main functions are concentrated in a core area, which is well insulated and can be heated in winter. During warmer periods, the habitable area can be extended to the adjoining veranda and hallway, which are heated only by solar radiation. A glazed canopy on horizontal laths provides yet another sheltered zone along the facade.


The ”Summer House Trosa” has won the ”Swedish Wood Award” and has been published in numerous national and international publications.

Contractor:  Håkan Widjedal and Natasha Racki
Images:  Max Plunger