Lotta and Henry Imberg, the husband/wife team behind Imberg Arkitekter, turned a garage for tanks and military vehicles into a summer home overlooking the sea on Furillen, an island off the northeast coast of Gotland. With open sea breezes, ceiling fans need not apply.
Images via Imberg Arkitekter.
Above: The large doors originally made for vehicles are perfect for channeling the sea breezes.
Above: Simple partitions erected around the timber columns divide the space.
Above: The length of the kitchen wall has been tiled over.
Above: Copper tubing holds this light fixture in place.
Above: The only color in the architecture speaks of sky and sea.
Above: While the rough concrete floors and walls of the garage remain, the architects created a concrete wainscot by applying plywood panels above.
Above: A summer picnic and a view of the ocean.
Above: A rendering of the exterior, post-remodel.
Above: The garage before the renovation.
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