Because the Swedes are not content to just have the furniture game on lock, the country's architects and homeowners have also conspired to produce dreamy summer houses across the northern nation, too. After all, summer is a big deal across Scandinavia when it arrives after the region's notoriously dark, long, and cold winters. Designed by local firm Common Office, Villa Altona—in Sollentuna, Sweden, just north of Stockholm—is a corrugated-metal-clad concrete gem, rising two stories in a wooded area. As is the vogue, the interiors are very light and airy, with broad windows framing views of
Rivendell Swedish evergreen forest.
∙ The Common Office [The Common Office]
∙ The Common Office Completes Villa Altona in Swedish Forest [Designboom]
∙ This Swedish Summer House Is Luxe Brutalism at Its Best [Curbed]
∙ A Modern Swedish Cottage That Embodies the Scandi Dream [Curbed]
∙ Tour a Dreamy Aerie Once Owned by Swedish Sculptors [Curbed]