Location: Østerbro, DK
Status: In progress
The bathhouse is situated at Hlíd Camping in northern Iceland. The bathhouse includes private baths, toilets, storage and cleaning and washing facilities. The new building is part of an overall strategy to modernize the campsite and create a clear and strong identity for the entire site.
As a shape we wanted to be modest but iconic at the same time and we chose to explore the classic longhouse with pitched roof. The house itself is low and in line with nearby buildings. We explored and played with the detailing of the facades which gives the house its’ unique character and rhythm. The roof, with a large overhang grounds the house and adds a certain calmness to it. The overhang also protects the house from weathering and people from rain and snow when walking around it. For materials we choose wood both as construction and for the cladding. The facade is painted with black linseed oil. The base is in concrete and is made in situ and will protect the lowest parts of the house from weathering. The roof is made with corrugated steel.
Location: Mývatn, Iceland
Status: In Progress
The building on Ewaldsgade 7, is originally an old listed property, which we help transform and renovate into The Villa. Throughout the project it was important to preserve the peace that the building exudes and we aimed for a workspace and a design that combined history, modern design and innovation.
Our goal was to create a space with a warm and cozy atmosphere with references to a summer garden that invited people in and immediately made them feel comfortable. From the start we prioritized the pavement. We wanted a warm base with a lot of charisma that would become the core element for the identity of the courtyard and the café. The pavement is handmade Danish bricks which is laid in strips throughout the courtyard. The bricks are laid in to patterns to break down the scale and to visually pull people in from the path that runs along the lakefront. The brown pavement works nicely with the original yellow brick in the old Villa. To keep flexibility high we worked with plants and trees in large pots. The green furniture from Hay stands in contrast to the brown pavement and emphasizes the greenery from around the lakes and in the courtyard.
New restaurant and canteen by the Copenhagen Lakes. Wanting to reflect the qualities of its location, we brought the blue water and lush green trees of Peblinge dossering into the space; creating an atmosphere that invites people to pause whilst passing by. The quality of the light in the restaurant changes throughout the day and with the rythm of the season. The atmosphere shifts from being poetic and light during the day and towards a danish “hygge” at night. During lunch hours the restaurant works as a canteen for the offices in the house.
Office hotel, Cafe & Courtyard & garden design
Courtyard Size: 250m2
Client: Marylebone Asset Management
Location: The Lakes, Copenhagen
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
Amagerstrand, a large building complex and former SAS workshop and office, has gone through a full transformation and now hosts UNITED, a business community, and Huone, an event hotel. Studio Heima was hired as architects and consultants throughout the building process.
The first part of the project consisted of working on the corridors and adding quality to these connecting spaces between private offices. We applied small nooks to the corridor to create variation in width and create seating options. We utilised colours to add atmosphere and identity, and used patterned Bolon flooring as a wayfinding element to mark entrances and exits. The second part of the project was the canteen. The new canteen caters to the entire complex, and consists of a main canteen and a guest canteen with a lounge. Due to the high traffic the canteen encounters, we focused on space planning, flow and optimization. The canteen has a variety of seating options, depending on the situation and amount people partaking in meals together. Situated in an 8m high old hanger, we worked with submerged
spots and knitted pendants from Made by Hand to create a sense of intimacy in the canteen. To give the canteen a clear identity and create a luxurious curtain aesthetic, we highlighted the two 7,5 meters high walls of the kitchen and the guest canteen. The walls are clad with 7 different patterned tiles in white. The dishwashing area, visible from the dining area, is clad in bright orange, making it pop. The staircase to the guest canteen, placed on top of the kitchen, is bright red and stands as a beautiful contrast to the white tiles.
Office hotel – Transformation & interior
Size: 2100 m2
Clients: CBRE, Thylander Gruppen & PFA-Ejendomme
Collaboration: Vibeke Brinck
The cabin itself is an interpreted version of the “good” hotel room furnished with a large bedroom, private bath and an open-plan kitchen.From the kitchen and bedroom are large windows with views to the beautiful surroundings – Lake Myvatn and Hverfjall. From the kitchen there is direct access to a terrace through a large sliding door.
The small footprint of the house is balanced by a higher ceiling height, so the interior of the cabin fells spacious and comfortable.
With thoughts on the Icelandic volcanoes with ash and lava lying like a blanket in the landscape, the cabin has been named Aska, which translated means ash.
The cabin is covered with burned pine cladding – Shou sugi ban, an ancient Japanese technique – where the tree is impregnated through charring of the outer layer of the tree. Using this technique, a sustainable and robust façade with a long life is made of 100% natural materials.
In contrast to the dark cladding, the inside is covered with light pine-plywood that adds light and warmth to the cabin’s interior.
As an extrusion of the landscape the roof is planted with vegetation from the surrounding area so the cabin integrates with the Icelandic landscape.
Location: Mývatn, Iceland
Materials: Burned pine & plywood
Images: Auåunn Níelsson
The Paradise Route is an art and nature trail on East Bornholm which consists of a series of architectural works that bring together and showcases the distinctive qualities of Bornholm; nature, art and culture.
The route should be seen as an experimental and unique showcase for art and architecture where visitors get the opportunity to interact and experience art in interaction with the distinctive Bornholm nature. With The Paradise Route we want to support and reinforce the story of art experiences combined with an active holiday on Bornholm. The purpose of the installations is to combine nature, art and culture into one overall holistic experience.
The route consist of 4-7 fixed main points, each with an installation placed in different landscapes around the island. Every installation has its own unique program which enhance the experience of the specific place but also gives something back to the local community – as example, a sauna, playground, stage, exhibition space, etc. You can bike from point to point, and around each installation are marked hiking routes in different length. The installations could be seen as small “basecamps” for each landscape from where you explore the area. All installations will be made in collaboration with local artist and craftsmen. The project is founded by Statens Kunstfond and is ongoing.
THE PARADISE ROUTE
Arts & Culture
Status: In progress
Elements is a series 3 small cabins standing in the common landscapes of Iceland. Working with the natural elements – water, fire & air – as a starting point and the main inspiration for the design of the cabins it enabled us to design according the fundamental principles, used in the nature.
The purpose of the study was to enhance the atmospheres of the natural settings while inserting an architectural piece – a place to stay, sleep, and enjoy the unique environment.
Kerið is the 2nd cabin in the Elements series. The Cabin is standing in a valley, where stones and grass meet watery areas. This area is so vivid – green grass and bushes, steams, small blue lakes and rivers, springs – all blending together.
The concept of the cabin comes from the wish to feel the water, almost be in it, that is why the floor level is lowered and the whole cabin is dug down. The cabin volume is wrapping around a central element – a pool – in this way all the functions have a direct visual connection to the water.
The cabin is designed to accommodate five to six people. It has a kitchen, a dining room and a small spa area. Inbuilt furniture’s – kitchen, dry and wet benches play a big role in the design as they enable the continuous unique situation of ones’ being just nearby the water.
The chosen material is concrete combined with the warm wooden cladding inside. The shape of the roof is designed to collect the water to the pool area and have a feeling of the never-ending ‘water curtain’ when it rains.
Materials: Concrete & wood interior
Status: Sketch Proposal
Elements is a series 3 small cabins standing in the common landscapes of Iceland. Working with the natural elements – water, fire & air – as a starting point and the main inspiration for the design of the cabins it enabled us to design according the fundamental principles, used in the nature. The purpose of the study was to enhance the atmospheres of the natural settings while inserting an architectural piece – a place to stay, sleep, and enjoy the unique environment.
Andrúm is the 1st cabin in the Elements series. The Cabin is located on the edge of the mountain, where the dense forest ends and meets the slope. Intimate forest turns into the windy open landscape with a possibility for an undisrupted panoramic view. The experience of meeting the cabin starts with a path in the forest that becomes a bridge, which is designed to be an entering point for the cabin as well as a panoramic viewpoint on its end. The cabin is attached to the bridge and floats in the air, giving a feeling of lightness. The cabin can accommodate up to 5 people and is defined by the big openings for panoramic views, double height dining space and a floating window corner, where one can feel being levitated in the air. Thin steel columns and beams, together with the bridge are designed to be the main structure, as well as the compositional element of the facades. The wooden cabin volume is attached to it.
Materials: Wood & steel
Status: Sketch Proposal