C.F. møller nestles villa R into danish forest
C.F. møller nestles villa R into danish forest C.F. møller nestles villa R into danish forest
jan 10, 2016

C.F. møller nestles villa R into danish forest

C.F. møller nestles villa R into danish forest

all images courtesy of C.F. møller




scandinavian practice C.F. møller architects has recently finished one of their latest residences tucked against a line of dense vegetation in aarhus, denmark. ‘villa R’ consists of only one story above grade and occupies less than 20% of the site per zoning regulations, pushed as close to a dense line of trees so as to provide a natural wall that changes with the seasons. a partial subterranean level serves as a base for a seemingly floating patinated zinc volume that opens to the front of the site on one end, and the line of trees on the other through large glass walls. the basement containing the children’s bedrooms and play room opens up onto an exterior sunken patio leading to the yard. the social spaces and master suite are housed on the top level enjoying views of the surrounding landscape. expansive terraces on the front and back encourage the tenants to interact with the exterior environment, allowing easy access to the yard while a series of wide front steps forms a space for interaction.
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front elevation view from public street

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view from the front yard

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wide steps leading to the main entrance provide an opportunity as a stage-like element

sunken patio provides access to the children’s bedrooms below

open interior floor plan with the hearth acting as one of the few elements that informs a subdivision of space

kitchen and dining elevations

central hearth

master bedroom

master bath




project info:



client: confidential
address: aarhus, denmark
architect: C.F. møller architects
landscape: kragh & berglund 
engineer: triconsult
size: 300 m²
year: 2012-2014

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