Ström Architects

Magnus Ström

Ström Architects is a contemporary architecture practice based in the New Forest. We specialise in unique modern homes, but also have experience in larger-scale residential schemes, and the arts sector.

The practice was founded in 2010, and since then the practice has grown in size and in reputation: we have been recognised through various awards – both nationally and internationally. Our work is mainly UK-based, but has also expanded to include projects in Europe and America.

We are a small office, but with a lot of passion for what we do. Being small means that we can offer a personal service to our clients, and we take pride in the positive, lasting relationships that we create.

At Ström Architects we operate an efficient team of staff. We offer a range of skills and experience in different areas, and we work to ensure the most appropriate mix of resourcing is assigned to each project.

We strive to achieve both efficiency and consistency in how we staff projects; this gives our clients confidence in a stable team structure, and fosters a successful professional partnership.

Our non-hierarchical open-plan studio used to be home to the Lymington Times Printers, and the white painted brick interior has a relaxed Scandinavian vibe about it. We take pride in our office and how it creates a comfortable work environment.

Once a week we all sit down to eat lunch together, taking turns to cook a meal and enjoy a more informal lunchtime chat. We also regularly host “Friday Fika”, building on the Swedish tradition of making time to share a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, with colleagues. At these Fika sessions we have a brief presentation by one of our team or external guests – very much like a ‘show and tell’ – about something that inspires us. This approach is not only healthy for office morale, but to our design skills. By sharing ideas and our interests, we ensure that we remain educated, engaged and invigoured – and we believe that this is reflected in our work.

The studio is located in the coastal town of Lymington, near Southampton and Bournemouth. We love where we work with both the New Forest and the Solent on our door step. The connection to nature is important in our work, and we practice what we preach.

We are 30 mins from Southampton Airport and our location allows us to work all over the UK, as well as internationally with current projects in Sweden, Spain and the US.

LOCATION: Lymington, Hampshire, UK

Island Rest by Ström Architects

Island Rest by Ström Architects

Island Rest is our response to our client’s brief for a contemporary family holiday home. Situated on a beautiful Isle of Wight creek, ‘Island Rest’ sits on a spacious site with direct access to the water and views of the Solent beyond.

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