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The Light House in Lejre

Sustainable House on Sjælland, Denmark – design by Sigurd Larsen, architect

10 Jul 2017

The Light House

Location: Lejre, Denmark

Architect: Sigurd Larsen

The Light House

The Light House in Lejre

Affordable sustainability in Denmark

The Light House in Lejre

The Light House in Lejre

A series of single family houses is designed for Frikøbing near Copenhagen in Denmark. The development plan for the area has high demands on sustainability for construction materials, insulation, energy and air circulation. THE LIGHT HOUSE is the second of our typologies to be developed in the area and consists of a simple plan arrangement that allow for low construction costs while offering generous living spaces.

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This three bedroom house offers a large central living/dining area which is flanked by two bedrooms on one side and one bathroom and master bedroom on the other. A mono-pitched roof creates high ceilings in the communal area while also allowing for an extra guest bedroom and living room to fit comfortably on the second floor in a mezzanine-like arrangement. The various sizes of windows are carefully positioned to frame a view of the surrounding landscape or capture a ray of sunlight at a specific time of the day. The house is naturally ventilated with the help of a three-layered window that allows temperature to be regulated as it enters the building, allowing for good air flow throughout.

The Light House in Lejre

The inside is entirely painted white to reflect the light while the external finish is made of vertical, untreated, larch panels which will turn to a lighter silver tone over time, allowing the house to adapt to its surroundings.

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The Light House in Lejre – Building Information

Architect: Sigurd Larsen
Size: 135 sqm
Location: Lejre, Denmark
Completion: 2017
Materials: Untreated larch wood, concrete floor, and 3 layered ventilation windows.
Stylist: Mette Helena Rasmussen

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Photographer: Tia Borgsmidt

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Location: Lejre, Denmark

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