A NEW TYPE OF WORKING ENVIRONMENT 

 

danish-based architecture firm studio pneuma designed ‘modular circle house’, a new office building in hillerød, denmark, drawing from the local landscape and climate. the architects incorporated sensuous qualities and well-being in both the exterior and the interior, allowing the surrounding scenery, climate, wind, and light to influence the development of the concept. the result is a working environment that puts the mind at ease and provides an inspiring and stimulating setting for work.curved layout forms intimate working environment capturing the danish landscapeall images courtesy of claus troelsgaard

 

 

natural materials improve well-being 

 

the studio (see more here) utilized natural materials in an attempt to create a comforting and intimate atmosphere that is animating the senses and promotes welfare. the building’s circular form captures the light and the scenic background of greenery and fields, and provides shelter from the ever-changing danish winds. the interior is shaped by soft arcs, interrupted only by transparent glass walls and curtains from kvadrat, which further emphasizes the sense of a holistic flow.

 

the use of natural materials throughout creates a warm, pleasant atmosphere. ‘at a very early stage in our sketching process, our focus was on complementing the architecture with living natural materials, and the client soon suggested implementing dinesen floors into the spatial flow. all our senses are engaged in a room with dinesen wood in a way that is energizing and stimulates well-being.’  said camilla boccardi christensen, architect and co-founder of studio pneuma.curved layout forms intimate working environment capturing the danish landscape

 

 

ash flooring throughout the circular architectural form

 

bespoke solutions enhance the modular building concept, with wedge-shaped planks tying the rooms together in both visual and constructive terms. the wood also supports studio pneuma’s focus on the flourishing trend of creating architecture and buildings that promote well-being. ‘when we introduced dinesen ash, it added a sensuous material quality to the architecture that enhanced the living, variable aspects of the building. woodworks and varies with the changing seasons, it is aromatic and soothing and gently absorbs movements and steps when you walk on it.’

 

curved layout forms intimate working environment capturing the danish landscape
round timber staircase

curved layout forms intimate working environment capturing the danish landscape
well-lit interior

 

 

 

curved layout forms intimate working environment capturing the danish landscape
spacious layout

 

 

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detail of the staircase
detail of the staircase
warm atmosphere
warm atmosphere
shadow play
shadow play
curved layout forms intimate working environment capturing the danish landscape
 
curved layout forms intimate working environment capturing the danish landscape
 
curved layout forms intimate working environment capturing the danish landscape
 

project info:

 

name: modular circle house
architects: studio pneuma

main architect: camilla boccardi christensen

location: hillerød, denmark

photography: claus troelsgaard | @claustroelsgaard

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom