This H-shaped structure surely stands for H-igh quality design! A project of the Stockholm-based architecture firm WRB which has worked to create unique modern architecture homes specific to each of their project needs since their establishment in 2004 The H House, completed in 2006, is a private villa in cool ranch style made of timber, glass and steel.
Modern villa design in ranch style
Overlooking the ocean this modern villa is situated in Trosa, one of Sweden’s wealthiest residential neighbourhoods. The cabin features a contemporary H-shaped structure which surrounds the main courtyard that emphasis on exploring the border between inside and outside. One third of the built up area consist of outdoors sheltered by a roof. The house is fully conformed to the environment as the climate in the area is harsh with short and windy summers. Winds are the real problem in this coastal areas. That’s why the architects created an intimate and wind protected courtyards that prolong the summer season. They provided an eased transition between the indoors and outdoors along the threshold that separates the two.
Veranda with fireplace
The H-shape structure surrounds the main veranda which is fully under roof and the open fireplace keeps temperature up during spring and fall. This ranch-style house is constructed with concrete, rusted steel, untreated pine wood, oiled wenge and water.
Contemporary villa design
The materials used in the villa’s design and construction are chosen in order to create a serene home and landscape, at peace with the outer surroundings and climate elements. The social areas feature concrete floors and are a bit rough while the private bedroom section is elevated from the concrete, less rough and finished with dark wooden floor and interiors. There is also a boat dock extending to the water and a substantially large timber container used to house firewood for the winter months. For more information and pictures check out WRB.
Outdoor area with an oceanfront view
Outdoor area with modern furniture
Modern villa in ranch style