Architecture with room for the indivual
On this site, hidden behind tall trees, until quite recently there was a little holiday cottage, constructed in 1942. The house’s present 184m² have been harmoniously integrated to create a single expression, clad with timber and fitted with windows big enough to invite nature inside.
The customised light sources and the stringent choice of material make the atmosphere, both inside and outside, fresh and soothing. As you wander through the house, you encircle the heart of the building - a small, enclosed atrium courtyard. With a surprising inflow of light, it creates a new view through the house, encouraging dialogue and intimacy across room and function. Our eyes reach for the family’s gathering place. The living room, 7 metres high and entirely clad with oak veneer, frames the room’s many activities in a surprisingly gentle way.
The room takes your breath away. All the furniture and fittings are perfect and integrated as an entity, lovingly forming the background for the chores of the day. Inside the large room a surprising deck shoots up - accommodating the house’s upper level, where there is a peaceful reading corner and the 40-m2 roof terrace.
Mette og Martin Wienberg
Wienberg Architects, FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
Tømrer- og snedkermester Åge Pedersen Aps
2008 - Aarhus Municipality's architectural award