The site is located on Vindö, an island in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Upon first glance the site appears a fairly typical archipelago plot with granite outcrops, pine trees and blueberry bushes but soon reveals it’s unusual dramatic topography presenting an exciting opportunity to the architect Max Holst as well as for the developer Strömma Projekt AB. The building stands on a ridge bordering a 10 m deep drop into a gorge in which a number of magnificent trees, mostly pine but also some hardwood grow. On the sheltered terrace and in the house one finds the tops of these trees at eyelevel.

Client: Strömma Projekt AB 

Project completed: 2013 

Photography: Hannes Söderlund /