A long and narrow series of gabled volumes mimic the boathouse architectural typology commonly seen on the Stockholm archipelago in this modern residence by Swedish firm Tham & Videgârd Arkitekter. The striking line of five triangular roofs recall this shape yet subvert it by choosing hard, cold concrete as a main material rather than the lightness of the vernacular wood.
The home is split into two distinct sections, separated by a glass canopy sheltering the entrances to both the common rooms and the master suite of the home. The larger volume contains a living and dining room that appear deceptively shallow from the outside.
The pale plywood panels seen just beyond these cozy, modest living spaces are not walls but doors, sliding open to offer access to additional rooms, including three bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen.
The texture of that plywood continues to the exterior of the home, as the concrete was cast against wood for a tactile appearance. The architects chose concrete in homage to the bedrock of the archipelago, referencing the setting in yet another subtle way.