Summer Houses by Mats Fahlander

Geologically, a fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion and at the same time it is a natural beauty.

The summer houses were designed by Mats Fahlander . The site is surrounded by a nationalpark, the nature characterised by rounded rocks and leaning trees, bent of an always existing wind.

The house on one of the highets points in thea area was designed for one of the sons in a large family, his part of the families own household and a place for guesting friends. The other, smaller house was built for his parents.


The ground was left untouched so the houses floats above the rocks. Also above the rocks is it possible to walk around the houses on outdoor bridges and platforms, hanged from the facade.

The contrast between the sometimes rough climate and the easy summerlife was the guide to the design of the buildings. A construction of timber is covered with nearly maintenance free materials. Painted parts are white according to the tradition of the coast.


The rounded roofs got their form from the surrounding rocks. The geometry of the plans is simple; one front room closest to the ocean for cooking, eating and relation with people and a rear section for bedrooms and entrance hall. Large glasspanels can be slided to the side so that all rooms can be open towards the outer bridge.

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Images: Åke E:son Lindman

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