A Woodsy Cabin on a Swedish Island
- Caroline Kurze
Architect Max Holst finished this wooden cabin on Vindö, an island in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. The site appears a fairly typical archipelago plot with granite outcrops, pine trees and blueberry bushes.
The orientation of the ridge dictates the building’s form and the spatial subdivisions and the spatial emphasis is on the large living, dining and kitchen space, which leads onto to a large sheltered terrace towards south/east. Children’s bedrooms are of a modest scale with a master bedroom located to the East. As a buffer between the living and sleeping areas, a bathroom and is located. The hallway acts as a spacious playroom to the neighboring the children’s rooms. The material palette is simple and essentially rooted in local building traditions.