Year: 2014 Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo “COPY” Sweden Summer House in Dalarna / Leo QvarseboSave this projectSaveSummer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo Photographs: Courtesy of Leo QvarseboConstruction:Catherine CarrickCarpenters:Leo, Elias, Robert, Hanna, Karl, Linnea, Mattias Granwald, Tobbe, PappaDeveloper:Leo Qvarsebo, Mattias GranwaldCity:Hedemora ÖCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Leo QvarseboRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The requests in this project are obvious yet challenging: Cooking outdoors and indoors. A quiet reading area and a bedroom beneath the stars. All three requests has each been associated with a bay window and then superposed under a roof that turns into a terrace in front of the house. In total there are 8 rooms including two huts, three terraces, 8.5 meter ceiling on a total surface of about 85 sqm.Save this picture!Courtesy of Leo QvarseboThe project is struggling with an almost contradictory problem; the plot is almost too simple. Views, sun, sea and cow pasture lies to the south. To the north a dense forest. In addition, the plot is completely flat and lacks trees as it was former was a cow pasture. Exploiting the view is obvious but architecture should deal with more than that and let its inhabitants be able to interact with their environment.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!Courtesy of Leo QvarseboSave this picture!SectionThe house is a bit like a treehouse for adults. The climb to the top via several levels and offers both view and privacy. From each level of the house you can see up to the next, creating a curiosity to continue to climb and once you´re up, the view is breathtaking.Save this picture!Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo The house is made of wood from inside to the outside. Inside, the ceiling, walls and floors covered with plywood from a closed puzzle factory. Doors and windows are second hand findings and furniture are built on site of plywood. The frame is made of wooden beams forming an A from the foundation to the top. Roof and walls are made from Swedish pine.Save this picture!Courtesy of Leo QvarseboProject gallerySee allShow lessShortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA North West AwardsArchitecture NewsTrinity Long Room Hub / Mccullough Mulvin ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Leo Qvarsebo Area Area of this architecture project 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/608796/summer-house-in-dalarna-leo-qvarsebo Clipboard “COPY” Area: 90 m² Area: 90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo+ 23 Share Photographs CopyHouses•Hedemora Ö, Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/608796/summer-house-in-dalarna-leo-qvarsebo Clipboard ArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officeLeo QvarseboOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHedemora ÖHousesSwedenPublished on March 16, 2015Cite: “Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo” 16 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.