Sweden’s Krakmora Holmar House is a Tranquil Island Home by the Baltic Sea

by , 06/27/12
Claesson Koivisto Rune Arkitektkontor AB, Kråkmora Holmar House, driftwood, fsc, local wood, pinewood, sweden, Kråkmora Holmar Island, swedish design, Architecture, Daylighting, Green Materials

Photos © Lindman Photography

The house is made entirely from locally sourced pinewood, which turns from yellow to a beautiful grey as the years pass (it’s a popular material for Sweden’s archipelago shelters). The wood is treated with non-toxic iron vitriol and sun-bleaching. Thinking in cycles, the architects installed a compost toilet for the house that turns waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer.

+ Claesson Koivisto Rune Arkitektkontor AB 

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Photos © Lindman Photography

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  1. legalegl June 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Fully insulated…what would be the equivalent R ratings ?
    Why aren’t the communities in the West building developments with efficient sized houses that are energy independent and tiny ?

  2. EnvNews.Org June 27, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Its a simple and small house but it’s very nice.

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