The existing building have been altered many times and consisted of a combination of post-and-beam and log construction above an earth floor cellar, with ten tiny rooms. The client wanted a simple and functional summer house, open to the view.
A new glass façade opens one wall of the kitchen, and allows the log structure behind the glass to act as a heat store. Only the bedroom is retained, the rest of the house opened up to form one large space. The walls have been wind-proofed and the existing metal sheet roof has a new layer of timber boarding. A new entrance lobby on the western side allows for storage of clothes and equipment.