What cooking is for the French, design is for the Scandinavians. And their natural medium is wood. This house to me is a classic expression of Nordic design. Simple, functional, restrained but with subtle details, quirks and surprises that make it endlessly engaging. This house, located on the Swedish archipelago of Trosa, won the Swedish Wood Award in 2000. The house was designed by WRB Arkitekstudio and features stunning views of the Baltic Sea. The designers' use of wood slats was a forerunner of the wood slat trend that has emerged over the past decade.