Three apartments built into one
This is Hjordis DIY project. Three small apartments built into one big apartment: at first two apartments on the same floor and then one downstairs. The biggest project was to build the indoor staircase and deciding on how much they should remove of the separation between the new bedroom and office. Hjordis has built the kitchen herself in concrete and tiles. Her husband is in on all her ideas but he can´t built them.
The house was designed by architect Peter Wedell-Wedellsborg for a family of 3 generations - the intention was that more families could be in the house at the same time. It has several terraces around it. The house is built of cedar wood with thatched roof and there are obviously inspired by Erik Korshagen´s known and protected house on Korshage. There long continuously views through the house and high ceiling and a loft for the children.
A white dream
The house was designed by architect Mikkel Westfall based on ideas from the residents. The unique characteristics of the house include the terrace in connection with the master bedroom where there is no ceiling, but only the building visible corner angle. From the corner window in the kitchen the sunlight reflects in the small water pool into kitchen. The peephole from the child's bedroom to the kitchen looks nice but it also brings light from the bright kitchen/living room into the nursery. The staircase in the center of the building is open and airy but still visible in materials that match the rest of the house.
My wild summer paradise
As a showcase Susanne´s cottage opens up towards the sky and sea and the wild nature that surrounds the house. The view is superb and the light fantastic - for painting and to get the energy back far away from the city's artificial light and noise. Six years ago, painter Susanne had her dream of a cottage built with floor to ceiling windows with a view to large protected areas and views of sea and sky. Outside the house is covered with cedar wood that blends with the surrounding wild nature. Inside the house is almost ascetic decorated with simple concrete floors, white walls and a few Asian furniture.
The architect´s construction project
Biba already owned one of the apartments and got the opportunity to buy the one next door and create one big apartment. “I am very inspired by my building style around the world - Paris, London, USA and Holland. But it is also important that one's own personality can be seen. In my home are only things that I have a personal relationship to or that have a history. I have many heirlooms from my childhood home and I have created many of the things, including some ceramics and various dishes of porcelain myself" she says.