Summer House M by Mikael Bergquist

View all 7 Photos

Located on the west coast of Sweden, Summer House M by Mikael Bergquist is a retreat house for an English family. The house is not only a getaway from home but also a means of crossing cultural boundaries through the physical, for the house is a derivative of a typical Swedish farm. The form is characterized by a simple gabled roof over a rectangular volume, and treats the kitchen and dining room as the central hub of the house. The large panels of glazing opens up the interior space to the surrounding green outside, and the resident family is able to enjoy the Sweden’s scenic landscape on a patio that stretches the entire length of the summer house. The kitchen is furnished in white with wooden accents, classically European because of the clean, uncluttered style. Still, the house manages to capture a rustic quality that chronicles the passage of time through the untreated wood of the façade, which is expected to gray over the years and mature into an aged and weathered look.

    string(8) "Kimberly"

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The KOA Apartment

    A home with minimalist, gallery-like spaces designed to become a canvas for the life of…

  • Ceramic Garden Studio

    A creatively designed studio space in Portugal. Based in Cascais, Portugal, artist, ceramicist and jeweler…

  • Casa EC

    A concrete and stone house that opens to views of the Alps. Designed by Italian…

  • Sea Sauna

    A floating cedar sauna in the Maine harbor. Floating saunas are the epitome of relaxation,…

  • The Art Barn

    An old barn converted into a bright art studio that opens to views of a…

  • House for Two Artists

    An art and design studio space created as an extension to an existing house in…

  • Villa Grieg

    A harmonious architectural composition that combines a family house and music studio. Built on a…

  • Ulvik Cabin

    A Norwegian cabin inspired by traditional barns and rural architecture. Located in Ulvik, western Norway,…

Around the world

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

loader