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post updated 21 August 2021

Danish Houses

Contemporary Danish Homes, chronological:

e-architect selected interesting examples of new Danish Houses. We aim to include houses in Denmark that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both. We cover completed houses, new house designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Denmark.

13 Sep 2019
Casa Ry
Architect: Christoffersen & Weiling Architects
Casa Ry contemporary Danish house
photograph : Tina Stephansen
Casa Ry, Contemporary Danish House
The project Casa Ry designed by the Danish architecture studio Christoffersen & Weiling Architects wins the prestigious German architecture award Iconic Award in the category Innovative Architecture.

5 Feb 2018
Treldehuset, Vejle, Jylland, western Denmark
Architects: CEBRA
Danish Houses Treldehuset in Jutland
photography : Mikkel Frost | CEBRA
Treldehuset in Vejle
Being satisfied tenants in The Iceberg, an award-winning housing project in Aarhus, DK, the owners of the summer house addressed CEBRA. They wanted to know if CEBRA designed small-scale houses with the same high level of architectural ambition. This is an architectural interpretation of the Russian babushka doll.

15 Jan 2018
Veddinge Hills Summer House
Design: MARTIN KALLESØ ARKITEKTER
Veddinge Hills Summer House
photo : Joshua Gross, Denmark
Veddinge Hills Summer House near Asnæs
The shape of the house was conceived as a vision of a flock of migrating black birds. Four of these birds land on the plot; each of them finding their own spot on the ground.

21 Nov 2017
Biological House, Middelfart, Fyn
Architects: Een til Een
Biological House in Middelfart
photography : Middelfart
Biological House in Middelfart
The world’s first ‘Biological House’ has opened its doors to visitors and sets a new high standard for eco-friendly buildings. The leading forces behind this innovative build, Een til Een, built the house in secrecy, and eventually welcomed visitors from all over the world.

2 Aug 2017
Kornets Hus, Aabybro, north west of Aalborg, Jutland, western Denmark
Design: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Grain House
photos : Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Places studio
Kornets Hus Hjørring
Located on the land of an existing farm and bakery, the new inspiration centre will offer visitors, locals and employees alike a facility for activity based learning centered around the importance of grain both to Jutland and human civilization. The building is organized around a simple and flexible plan, which allows for a wide variety of activities and functions to take place.

24 Jul 2017
Villa Rypen, Aarhus, Jutland
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Villa Rypen
photograph : Julian Weyer
Aarhus Villa
Villa Rypen is a single-storey detached house situated on the edge of a forest in Aarhus. Inspired by the unique site, the forest is invited in, and the house extends its terraces to reach out to the forest’s tall trees, and also to the garden.

14 Jul 2017
The Green House, Lejre, Zealand, East Denmark
Architect: Sigurd Larsen
The Green House in Lejre
photograph : Tia Borgsmidt
The Green 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.

10 Jul 2017
The Light House, Lejre, Sjælland, East Denmark
Architect: Sigurd Larsen
The Light House in Lejre
photograph : Tia Borgsmidt
The Light House in Lejre
THE LIGHT HOUSE is the second of the typologies to be developed in the area by this architect and consists of a simple plan arrangement that allow for low construction costs while offering generous living spaces.

4 Apr 2017
Double Houses, Roskilde, Zealand
Design: Conm + Kallesø, architects
Double Houses
image Courtesy architecture office
Roskilde Houses
The project is located in the Western part of Roskilde.

22 Aug 2016
Artist’s House, Hvide Sande, Jutland, western Denmark
Design: Cubo Architects
Artists House in Hvide Sande
image Courtesy architecture office
Artist’s House in Hvide Sande
This Danish artist’s residence will function as an open-door workshop and exhibition space, whilst offering free accommodation to artists for a week or two at a time. Clad in sustainable Kebony wood, this ‘Artist’s House’ overlooks the picturesque port of Tyskerhavn.

19 Jan 2016
Courtyard Houses Roskilde, Zealand
Design: Conm + Kallesø, architects
Courtyard Houses
image Courtesy architecture office
Courtyard Houses in Roskilde
Right from the very start of the design process, the project faced a serious challenge: a very, very long and narrow site with very poor opportunity for daylight in each dwelling.

18 Sep 2015
Five Little Houses, Zealand
Design: JVA
Five Little Houses
image Courtesy architecture office
Five Little Houses on Zealand
The site for this residential development is located in a beautiful but windy summerhouse village on the northern tip of Sjælland.

12 Mar 2014
Castle Houses in Hørsholm – Slotshusene
Design: Arkitema, architects
Castle Houses 1
photograph : Arkitema Architects – Niels Nygaard
Castle Houses in Hørsholm
The development takes the form of a chain, the turns of which weave the houses and nature together to form a whole. The chain is unbroken, but in its movements it divides the development into smaller enclaves.

19 Nov 2013
Modern Seaweed House, Denmark
Design: Vandkunsten
Modern Seaweed House on Læsø
photograph : Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, Realdania Byg
Modern Seaweed House
‘The seaweed houses on Læsø are physical testimony to the culture and the life that have characterised the building tradition on the island for centuries. The starting point of the Modern Seaweed House has been to explore this unique archive of cultural and architectural history and employ the past as source for contemporary architecture.

7 Oct 2013
Summer House in Denmark
Design: Powerhouse Company
Danish Summer House design
photo : Åke E. Son Lindman
Summer House in Denmark
The house is a cluster of five wings, like miniature cabins. These fan out like a hand spreading five fingers over the site, generating a variety of views, light effects and outdoor areas.

13 Jan 2012
Green Solution House Bornholm
Design: 3XN with William McDonough + Partners
Green Solution House Bornholm building design Denmark
image from architect
Green Solution House Bornholm
Danish practice 3XN is the architect behind a new experimental conference center and hotel where everything is adapted to the circulation of nature and where guests will get an idea of how it feels to live in a world without waste.

3 Dec 2009
Danish Summerhouse
Design: Powerhouse Company
Schou seaside home Denmark by Powerhouse
image from architects
Danish Summerhouse
Glamourous yet cost effective, the XXLong Summerhouse challenges the idea that luxurious does not necessarily means expensive. With a budget of a standard summerhouse, the XXL Summerhouse provides all the qualities of a custom made design.

Danish Housing – News 2010

post updated 15 Aug 2019
The Wave Vejle, Jylland, western Denmark
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
The Wave in Vejle Denmark
photograph : Jacob Due
The Wave in Vejle
he Wave in Vejle is a new unique housing and with its sculptural and organic forms it will become the new landmark of Vejle. With the magnificent location overlooking the promenade and the bay the characteristic building both respects and challenges the potential of the area.

5 Jan 2010
Northern Harbour Copenhagen
Design: COBE, SLETH MODERNISM, Polyform and Rambøll
Nordhavn København - Design by COBE with SLETH MODERNISM, Polyform and Rambøll
COBE, SLETH MODERNISM, Polyform, Rambøll
Northern Harbour Copenhagen
Danish Architects COBE, in collaboration with SLETH MODERNISM, Polyform and Rambøll, are currently developing the largest urban transformation project in Scandinavia. With 200 ha, Copenhagen’s Northern harbor is today used as harbor, but expected to be transformed into a new Copenhagen neighborhood within the next 40 to 50 years.

Danish Houses News 2009

Housing+ Aalborg, Jutland
C. F. Møller Architects
Aalborg Housing+ Zero-energy Denmark Building
image from architect
Housing+ Aalborg
The Housing+ concept sets the ambitious target of a zero-energy housing scheme, which also includes the tenant’s primary household energy consumption. The complex will thus be 100% relying on renewables.

Skybox House, Sjælland
Primus architects, atelier + production
Skybox House, Sjælland home by Primus architects
photograph : Tina Krogager
Skybox House
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.

Danish Housing – News 2008

Iceberg Project
Design: JDS + CEBRA
Isbjerget Aarhus Housing Denmark
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Iceberg Project

Jutland Housing
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Jutland Housing

Jørn Utzon

Location: Denmark, northern Europe

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Advice House, Lysholt Park, Vejle, Jylland
C. F. Møller Architects
Advice House

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