Holiday home Havblik / Mette Lange Architects
Photographs: Frans Ahlbom
Manufacturers: Rais, Vitralux, Dana vinduer, PA SavvÃ¼rk, Face of Zur
Text description provided by the architects. A holiday home located in Kikhavn, a former Danish fishing village 100 km north of Copenhagen. The land is situated with a beautiful view over a hilly landscape as well as to the northwest with a perfect sunset over the sea. The location is on top of a hill and all the surrounding houses on the road have plots fairly open, offering a beautiful view of the landscape.
The house is placed low in the landscape, so it does not appear dominant and respectful of the view of neighbors and the social environment on the road. In this location, it made sense to design the house as part of a circle that embraces the views and provides privacy. Therefore, the house forms an important rear. The curved walls are completely closed at different heights.
The architects worked with sheltered corners and a south facing courtyard, as the very exposed position can be very windy. The rhythm and the circle were important – that is why the exhibition of the construction. All the insulation is placed on top of the roof structure, so that the rafters, beams and slats – which carry the plywood from the ceiling – are visible. The house inside and out has been clad in Douglas fir, providing a warm feeling.