Österlen House

We took the vernacular house from Österlen in Skåne, southern Sweden, and gave it a contemporary update. Although designed for a specific plot in the village of Vik, with a typology compatible with local plans all over Skania, it can be adapted to fit almost anywhere. The house is divided into three volumes and low walls enclosing a patio, offering both shelter against the wind and privacy.

Constructed from durable materials, well insulated walls in combination with sustainable heating and a built-in Rain harvesting system it’s designed to have a low carbon footprint over time.

Rich greenery from mostly local plants makes the garden a contributor to biodiversity. A bold plan to plant enough trees to over time fully compensate for all its co2 emissions will make it a lush oasis for more than its house owners.