Asante is an independent architecture and design studio based in Stockholm. Devoted to honest and natural materials, we create intelligent and creative spaces for people

The chair Twiga

Stockholm Furniture Fair

Asante, in close collaboration with Åke Axelsson, has developed a handcrafted chair with pattern and colour inspired by Tanzania, which is displayed in The Gallery! at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair.

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An opulent residence clad in dark green wood

Villa Vackerberga

Construction of Villa Vackerbega in Knivsta



Visions: in the north

"Children's visions in the north" has been selected to sketch and develop the future space of our cities and communities in the north of Sweden. We will use our different backgrounds in architecture, urban planning, art, visual communication, engineering, sustainability, and educational research to interpret and build on children's ideas.Visions: In the North is a part of the Council for Sustainable Cities work and is carried out in accordance with the New European Bauhaus, Akrdesc, Boverket, Riksarkitekten, Gällivare kommun, Vinnova, Energimyndigheten and Formas.


A comfortable Swedish house

Villa Skevik

At the heart of a forest lies Villa Skevik. This charming home in Sweden is inviting and homely. From the outside, it appears uniform and relatively closed, yet the interior feels welcoming, offering wonderful views of the garden and surrounding nature as well as plenty of natural light.


Swedish Wood Award 2020

”Nya Nibble Gård” by Asante and Pietsch architects is nominated for the Swedish Wood Award 2020. The building is one of twelve nominated buildings that represent the best wooden houses in Sweden over the last four years.

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Winning proposal in Eskilstuna

Asante and Sjöberg & Thermé are chosen by Eskilstuna Municipality to develop 16 new town houses. The winning proposal ”Liv i Ekvilibrium” aims to optimize the production of electicity by solar cells, and to promote a sustainable lifestyle.

”For all projects, at any scale, great design for us means caring for the people we are building for”.

Asante Architecture & Design

Hadar’s house

An island home designed to coexist with the majestic Norwegian landscape surrounding it. On the remote Norwegian island of Stokkøya, local chef Hadar dreamed of building a home overlooking the sea. Our task was to design a sustainable home that is smart in its use of surface area and respectfully co-exists with its surroundings. German Design Award winner 2019.


Exterior materials

Most of our houses are constructed of wood, a sustainable and durable material that, with different types of treatments, gives a variety of colours.

Shou Sugi Ban

Surface charred wood (“Shou Sugi Ban” or “Yakisugi”) is an ancient Japanese technique known for creating durable timber. Soot does not nourish fungi or microorganisms; by applying natural oil to bind this soot helps avoid run-off. 

Using high-quality timber — blackened pine in this project — yields a surface that is more resistant to ravages of weather, erosion, fire mould, fungi or pests — without the need for toxic impregnation or paint. Shou Sugi Ban was used as façade material for Hadar’s house.

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