Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz

Bunker 319

Ateljé Ö

CATEGORY
Houses

LOCATION
Gotland, Sweden

AREA
210 m²

YEAR
2021

ARCHITECT
Atelje O

PHOTOGRAPHS
Martin Brusewitz

BUILDER
Visbygg Ab

TEXTILE
Ateljé Malena

EXECUTION DRAWINGS
Skälsö Arkitekter

Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz

Bunker 319 is a remain from Swedish military activities on Northern Gotland, a hidden eagle’s nest with a squinting window shutter toward the Baltic Sea.

The project of Bunker 319 originated in the office of Skälsö Arkitekter and was later executed in the newly formed atelier of Ateljé Ö.

Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz

The work of converting the bunker and creating new spaces for the site has transformed it into that dream of a true island summer oasis.

The addition, sunken into the barren gravel landscape behind the bunker, frames the terraced exterior space between the buildings and the bunker.

Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz

The flat roofs are camouflaged by the rocks that fall onto the roofs, down along the gables, and into the courtyard.

The façade with its custom-rendered surface and raw wooden pillars sit nicely next to low pine trees and the desaturated palette of the surroundings.

Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz

The grey tone of the landscape continues into the house where carefully placed chunks of local stone are cast into the concrete floor. Golden pine cladding walls define the atmosphere of the interior.

The shape of the plan plays freely under the perfect rectangular roofs. The program is spread across the site and the design of the gap spaces interweaves new with old, outdoor with indoor, and the nature with the built.

Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz
Bunker 319
© Martin Brusewitz


Bunker 319
Site Plan
Bunker 319
Ground Floor Plan


Bunker 319
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