We reached into our archives to come up with our favorite Scandinavian summer house. The winner? A modest remodel by LASC Studio, with unexpected jolts of color.
Located in the southernmost region of Skåne, in Sweden, the project by LASC Studio (a Copenhagen-based office founded in 2007 by the Swedish/German architect Jonas Labbé and Dutch architect Johannes Schotanus) combines the past and the present in a subtly new way. The wood surfaces are bleached with lye and finished with oil to create a uniform lightness, offset by bolts of unexpected bright colors (marigold yellow, turquoise blue) in the stairwells and hallways.
Photography by Laura Stamer.
Above: Traditional forms made modern with standing metal seam roofs and new windows.
Above: The kitchen are features a poured concrete surface, which contrasts with the knotty pine surfaces.
Above: Polished concrete floors add a note of modernity.
Above: The interior features basic forms and unexpected colors.
Above: Turquoise stairs; an unexpected note.
Above: A hallway featuring a geometric play of forms.
Above: A view of the upper level.
Above: Old and new: scrubbed pine floors, bookshelves painted blue, and a sculptural lamp.
Above: The tub overlooks the fields beyond, and the enclosed shower features unexpected glossy turquoise tiles.
Above: An outdoor shower is tucked in a corner, just off the bricked patio.
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N.B.: This post is update; the original story ran on December 29, 2009.