If you're an architect and you love climbing, why not build yourself a home you can climb? That's what Leo Qvarsebo did; he built himself and his children a weekend retreat with a triangular profile and a sloping facade that works as a climbing wall. Located in rural Sweden, the Qvarsebo Summerhouse feels like a tree house for grown-ups.
Swedish architect Leo Qvarsebo designed himself and his children a summer home in a rural area of Dalarna. Its triangular facade was created for climbing and has a rope hanging from the top. Qvarsebo affirms that ‘the house is a bit like a tree house for adults‘ and that the view from the top is breathtaking, both from the inside and outside of the house.
Built entirely from wood, its steep facade and sides were clad with pine panels while its interiors lined with birch plywood rescued from a closed-down puzzle factory. Its interiors are filled with natural light and most furniture is custom-made by the architect, adapting to the home’s unique split-level design. While the bedrooms are on the upper levels, the common areas on the ground open out to a generous terrace that is perfect for dining al fresco, reading or swinging under the stars.
Images via Åke E:son Lindman