Sorte Hus Copenhagen

Architect: Sigurd Larsen

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Year: 2014

Client: Family of 3 people

Size: 80 sqm

Cost: <1.500€/sqm

A mother of two appointed Sigurd Larsen to design an affordable single-family home in Copenhagen. The result is an innovative design combining prefabricated materials to minimize cost with simple spatial composition to maximize room.

The provided 80 sq meter home is divided directly in the middle: an imaginative east-west axis parts the home between shared and private spaces, each utilizing its provided 40 sq meter footprint to its fullest extent: The south-facing living room is constructed as a wide  open space around a free-standing “island” which hides the household’s appliances, pipes and other utilities. Completed by wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, the room opens up to the vast garden, which serves as an immediate extension of the interior space.  As a contrary, the North-facing living quarters are constructed as large and private alcove retreats. Lastly, the slimmer west and east-facing facades are punctured by high-positioned windows, catching the first and light of dawn and the last rays of dusk.


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