Delicately placed on the sandy shores of the Baltic Sea, Sommarhus H provides sanctuary among sea grasses and birch trees.
The first thing you notice about Sommarhus H, designed by architect Johan Sundberg on the very southern coast of Sweden, is that it has been gently placed on the landscape, cradled by the beach and surrounding birch trees.
That’s typical of Sundberg’s work—”first and foremost, it’s always about the relationship to the site,” he says—but here, he wanted a structure that would “subordinate itself” to the trees and dunes, and put the idyllic natural surroundings at center stage.
Located on the Baltic Sea in the Skåne region, the landscape is sandy, soft, and grassy, with no rock. This particular site has dunes and the sea to the south, farmland and patches of forest to the north, and a nature preserve to the east. There are sea grasses, birch and oak trees, firs and pines, wild rose and berry bushes.
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