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Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Denmark Architecture News - Sep 13, 2019 - 02:21   2603 views

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Danish architecture studio Christoffersen Weiling Architects has completed a new villa in the countryside of Denmark, reinterpreting traditional Danish farmhouse with elegant details and three long, abstract volumes with a gable roof.

Named Casa Ry, the villa was designed for a couple and their two birds – the owner is a falconer. The project consists of a main building for living and two barns - one for the birds and one for practical stuff - surrounding a central courtyard. The project has recently been awarded the German Architecture Award Iconic Award in the category Innovative Architecture. 

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Casa Ry is a peaceful and welcoming home located in the countryside of Denmark. The visitors enter the courtyard along a concrete path and are able to experience the entire project.

The main house is placed in between the open landscape and the village and is protected by the two barn houses. In this way, it profits both from the view onto the central courtyard, catching the sun on one side, while the other side opens towards the undulating fields, providing panoramic views over the landscape. All the gutters and chimneys are concealed in the facade made of cedar wood cladding. Thereby emphasizing a Nordic and minimalistic design.

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

The core of the main house is a dining room. A tall ceiling room flanked by two notable furniture designs in smoked oak that integrates a kitchen in one end and at the other end a built-in stove, while simultaneously emphasizing the more private spaces of the house. The polished concrete flooring in the interior finds its inspiration in the traditional farm housing creating a visual connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

The house is designed as a low-energy house with integrated geothermal heat.

The Danish architectural studio Christoffersen Weiling Architects was founded by the two architects Niels Christoffersen and Erik Weiling Nielsen in 2017. The studio designs family houses at eyelevel with everyday life. The architectural design is simple and Nordic and always designed in close dialogue with the client.

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Site plan

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Floor plan

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Elevations

Christoffersen Weiling Architects reinterprets traditional Danish farmhouse with low-energy villa

Elevations

Project facts

Place: Ry, Denmark
Client: Private
Size: 398m2
Year: 2018
Architect: Christoffersen Weiling Architects
Awards: Iconic Awards 2019, Innovative ArchitectureSustainability: Low-energy house with integrated geothermal heat

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