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KAB House
by Henning Larsen Architects

KAB House by Henning Larsen
Laura Stamer

Henning Larsen Architects has created a company headquarters in Copenhagen that marries office culture with home life.

This project is the new head office for KAB, Copenhagen's largest housing association, and combines the administrative with the creative to make a space that joins the tradition of the office with the tradition of the home.

The headquarters is a building at crossroads, both literally and metaphorically. Located on the axis of two major streets in Copenhagen, between one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods and one of its newest, the building bridges Danish office culture with home life.

The architectural approach to KAB is a deceptively literal one, taking the traditional elements of the home – the living room, the stairs, the garden, the kitchen – and applying them to the workplace. Touches such as the wood-clad atrium, slender stairs and wall of windows give the space a soft feeling to offset the traditional perception of the workplace.

This project has been longlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Henning Larsen Architects

Project: KAB House

Read more: Henning Larsen Architects

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