A Studio for a Danish Artist
by Svendborg Architects

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Studio by Svendborg Architects

Copenhagen firm Svendborg Architects have built this artist's studio inside an existing stable building in Denmark.  

Studio by Svendborg Architects

The studio comprises the existing structural walls that have been preserved, and an anodised aluminium structure inside with a roof extending up above the previous roofline.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

One side of the gabled interior has been finished entirely in mirrors to reflect views into the studio from skylights in the opposite side of the pitched roof.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

Photographs are by Ole Hein and Poul Høilund D. Cruise.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

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The new element is one homogeneous element in contrast to the white plastered facades of the old
house.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

The project is both contextual and innovative.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

In its shape and colour blends in with the existing farmhouses.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

At the same time the studio offers new spatial feeling and qualities due to its small innovative solutions.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

As the client says: “walking into this space makes me feel more free and think better.”

Studio by Svendborg Architects

The new element is one homogeneous element in contrast to the white plastered facades of the old
house.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

The project is both contextual and innovative.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

In its shape and colour it blends in with the existing farmhouses.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

At the same time the studio offers new spatial feeling and qualities due to its small innovative solutions.

Studio by Svendborg Architects

As the client says: “walking into this space makes me feel more free and think better”

Studio by Svendborg Architects

Studio by Svendborg Architects

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Studio by Svendborg Architects

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Studio by Svendborg Architects


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Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 12:43 am by Joe Mills. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • mark

    Beautiful! What's the cladding system?

  • arquiteto

    wooow!!! this mirror is the best mirror use until now! congrats! dobble size inside! the exterior is amazing for the simplicity. well done! very mature architecture. An exemple that a small work can be a big idea.

  • James

    I didn't really understand some of the design decisions about pitch angle and the relationship to adjacent forms until I saw the oblique photograph across the front of the building.

    This article seems to be missing the key explanatory drawing: the gable elevation in context.

    Otherwise, pleasant building; smart without being too pompous.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000846182818 Zafar Dadayev

      me too!!!

  • Jake

    Highly pleasant looking room; sort of magical/dreamlike expression over it. Would have loved to see a full shoot of the room from various corners and with various light sources.

    Very beautiful!

  • mirro

    the integration of the volume in context looks good to me and the details elegant. but playing with mirrors is a tricky thing.. psychologically more dangerous to the mind than playing with fire is to the body. although this is not quite a domestic space and the client seams pleased, i hope it doesn't hurt anyone

  • michele

    A good project ! I like this kind of rehab in a old house.

  • Ana

    What a clever game of mirrors! Love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=639597468 Alpha Høilund Diallo Cruise

    Where Old Meets New.

    Denmark is in the middle of a transformation – in architecture and design and therefore in atmosphere and lifestyle. This project is a perfect way to illustrate how Danish heritage remains intact and how old meets new and stays charming and full of light. Well done Poul Høilund and Team.

  • Bob

    Great idea! Geing a painter myself I would love to have a studio like this one, with all that natural sun light bouncing off those mirrors! Brilliant!

  • http://www.arcilook.com arcilook

    The material is nice, but this connection is not interesting.