Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer HouseOn an farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern and the traditional. Photo by Åke E:son Lindman. Photo by: Åke E:son Lindman
The exterior paint, Falu Rödfärg, is made locally in Falun, Sweden. It requires no primer or sealant due to its highly pigmented, all-natural composition. Using it eliminated some supply costs associated with outdoor painting.
A modern master's sauna Famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's 1954 savusauna is traditional in form, with subtle modernist touches: the logs are tapered to create the gently pitched roof, and the footprint isn't square, but trapezoidal.