Arnager is a small fishing village on Bornholm. We have been lucky to draw a new house for a client on a beautiful empty plot with panoramic views to the Baltic Sea. The plot it situated in the old, protected part of town which primarily consist of timber framed houses from the 1900 century. In the design of the house we thrived to combine vernacular local craftsmanship and traditions with modern techniques and materials. Our focus has especially been on the materials, which we wanted to be similar to the neighbor houses, with use of natural materials such as brick, wood and lime render. The result is a “clean” house made with natural materials. The walls – both inner and outer – are made of large modern clay bricks that are rendered with lime render both inside and outside. With the large clay bricks we get a solid homogeneous wall without vapor barrier and additional insulation. Doors and windows are made of wood and the roof is cladded with prepatinated zinc.
On Bornholm the tradition is to have one main house and several additional smaller annexes that together form a small housing complex. The variety in sizes and shapes gives the area character. Our proposal for the new house consist of two volumes perpendicular to each other. The two volumes, each with its own pitch roof is made to break down the scale of the house and to mimic the surrounding building plots with its several building volumes.
Materials: Clay blocks
Location: Bornholm, DK
Status: In progress