Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects have split Danish summerhouse into five buildings to create a shelter from wind and a common space for a family of five and one dog. The house was built in a small hamlet located in the island of Zealand, Denmark. One of the building houses a kitchen, dining and living rooms, the other one contains a utility room. Bedrooms for parents, kids and guests are located in the other three blocks. The main accent of the project is a central courtyard which connects all five buildings, whereas, the smaller terraces at the back of each house provides a private space with the views over the surroundings. Corrugated aluminium was chosen for exterior walls because of its resistance to the coastal weather conditions, while the gable walls were clad with the Siberian larch. To reflect the traditional Scandinavian design, the interior was mostly covered with timber. The whole construction was completed in 8 months.
Photos by Torben Petersen