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Reading Nest Denmark

New Danish Architecture: Ny Arkitektur i Danmark – design by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

16 Jan 2009

Reading Nest Design

Location: Denmark

Architects: Dorte Mandrup

The Journey:
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photos : Torben Eskerod

Measuring only 10 m2, Read-Nest is a small pre-manufactured structure that is designed to sit in the landscape like an architectural folly. Being flexible in situation and use, the owner can place Read- Nest where he or she feels would best suit their needs, whether for study, relaxation or both.

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photos : Torben Eskerod

The exterior is clad in vertically striated natural oiled wood slats that are designed to interact well with the immediate environment. Inside, Read- Nest is fitted with a wall of shelves, as well as a bed that can be folded into the wall when more space is needed. Above the bed a skylight for watching the cherry trees and the stars – from the work table a view to the garden through the large window. The window can fold horizontally to create an outdoor cover.

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photos : Mandrup-Poulsen

One door, one window, one rooflight, one bed, one shelf, one table – everything you need. Inside the box everything is clad in waxed birch-plywood; light floods the space creating a bright contemplating oasis.

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photos : Torben Eskerod

Reading Nest Denmark – Building Information

Study box / Read-Nest
Address: Denmark/Private
Client: Private
Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS
Extent / size: 9.8 m2
Completed / Year: 2008
Photographer: Torben Eskerod/Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen

Reading Nest
photo : Mandrup-Poulsen

Reading Nest – information from Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS 160109

Reading Nest architects : Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS


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