The summer home is set upon the sand dunes of Österlen, just metres away from the Baltic sea. The plan was to create a place that interacts and blends in with the beach and the surrounding pine forests. The plot was occupied by another house - which was subsequently demolished - but the planning restrictions stipulated that the new structure should be no larger than its 90 m2 predecessor. However, the site was moved a few metres closer to the sea where the topography was higher and offered a better view.
Due to the constant shifting of the sand, a cast concrete foundation was not a viable option. This determined the structural design of the house, which is built on a deck and raised on short stilts. The house is constructed in pine with a façade of sliding glass partitions on the side, facing out to sea. The interior layout is open-plan, combining the kitchen, dining and living room. The bathroom doubles as a division between the bedroom and the living area.
Photos: Anna G. Tufvesson