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Skybox House Denmark : Sjælland Residence
Residence, north Sjælland, Denmark, Europe
17 Jul 2009
Skybox House, Sjælland
Design: Primus architects, atelier + production
Photographs : Tina Krogager
The project is situated by the coast of the north of Zealand, Denmark.
With 2 bedrooms it offers a total of 75 m2 of living space. The plot is a partitioning of a larger plot belonging to an old thatched house and is partly enclosed by trees. The two buildings, inhabited by two generations, share the garden, and in the layout of the site plan attention has been given to providing both separate and common spaces.
The main focus has been to add spatiality and experience of light to the relatively small program. The plan sets the bedrooms apart from the large living space and introduces an open hallway. Diagonal views stretch out through the whole building. In working with the section ceiling height is minimized and “sky-boxes” are added to provide space and air.
The large glazed openings incorporate the sky as a 5th façade. Large sliding doors lets the in- and outside melt together.
The balloon frame construction sits on the exposed concrete base. 30 x 30 mm oak lists wrap the building. The lists are treated with iron sulfate which darkens and enhances the structure of the wood . Floor boards are oak as well. Insulation is mineral wool, roof 300 mm, walls 150 mm.
Heating is provided by a heat pump integrated in the wall, reducing heating costs and CO2 emission. The “sky-boxes” ventilate the space trough natural chimney effect. A cast iron stove is for additional heating.
Skybox House images / information from Primus architects, atelier + production
Skybox House : Building Information
Address: Kodriverengen 4A, DK-3390 Nødebohuse, Denmark
Client: Jakob Lundsteen og Susanne Mahler
Year of completion: 2009
Building costs: 225.000 E
Area: plot size 1200 m2, building 75 m2
Architect: Primus architects, atelier + production
Per Appel (architect maa, partner), David Bülow-Jacobsen (architect maa, partner), Caspar Wissing (student of architecture)
All construction: Primus architects, atelier + production
Photographs: Tina Krogager
Primus architects was founded 2008 by David Bülow, architect MAA and former partner of witraz architects + landscape, and Per Appel, architect MAA and skilled carpenter
Our office philosophy is based on the combination of studio work and construction. This approach to architecture allows us hands on precense in all phases of our projects. Our aim is creating a laboratory for the tailor-made solution.
Every project is unique, and challenging the program and future users is our key entrance to working on a project, regardless of scale.
Knowledge and understanding of materials is an integrated part of our design wich gives us freedom to explore new spatialities and materials. The understanding of the both aestetcal, physical and mental importance of light is in the core of each design.
Skybox House Sjælland images / information from Primus architects
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