- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

GREAT GREEN HOME: Björkbo Summer Cabin

Posted By Emily Pilloton On September 14, 2007 @ 2:34 pm In Architecture,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building | 15 Comments

Thérèse & Louise Kristiansson, Björkbo, Swedish green design, stockholm architecture, swedish architecture, green houses, green home, forest home, west coast green, inhabitat green homes [1]

About two hours outside Stockholm lies this little green cabin with all the eco-friendly charm you could ask for. Sisters Thérèse & Louise Kristiansson designed “Björkbo” as a nature-laden summer home for their clients. Built out of wood from the forest it stands in and reused windows, the small dwelling opens its doors to the west to face a picturesque lake. Our favorite part? The forest is built right into the house, with two trees growing right through the roof!


Thérèse & Louise Kristiansson, Björkbo, Swedish green design, stockholm architecture, swedish architecture, green houses, green home, forest home, west coast green, inhabitat green homes

The small home also boasts a compost toilet that is shared with the neighbors. Water is taken from the lake and reused for the surrounding greens, and the late-setting Swedish summer sun means no artificial light is necessary. The home’s charm lies in its small scale, integration with surrounding nature, and built-in history, particularly the reused windows of various sizes seamlessly integrated into the structure by carpenter Bengt Höglund.


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/great-green-home-bjorkbo/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/14/great-green-home-bjorkbo/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.