Sweden’s H House Protects Against Nordic Winters
This sheltering enclosure echoes the design of this home, which has been laid out in an H shape. Designed to withstand harsh Northern winters near the arctic circle, the H House by Stockholm Architectural firm WRBÂ keeps its occupants cozy and cheerful through Sweden’s long dark winters.
The timeless serenity of this house is very calming. Stones. Water. Fire. Dark. Light.
During the long winters the inhabitants are able to remain healthy with exercise in this refined and elegant perfectly placed indoor pool.
Stockholm’s archipelago overlooks the ocean. The harsh Nordic summers are brief and for only fleeting enjoyment on the unprotected seaward side of the home’s H shape.
The H shape creates two intimate and protected courtyards; one on the ocean side, when the weather is balmy, and the other is protected from the ocean breezes – this interior courtyard on the land side. Stockholm’s WRB Architectural firm has created an inspiring home that is sensitive to its unforgiving environment, creating a sheltered feeling.