four mini units constitute house at mols hills by lenschow & pihlmann four mini units constitute house at mols hills by lenschow & pihlmann
jan 19, 2016

four mini units constitute house at mols hills by lenschow & pihlmann

four mini units constitute house at mols hills by lenschow & pihlmann
all images courtesy of hampus berndtson




the ‘house at mols hills’ sits high above the bay and distant city of ebeltoft on mainland denmark. built as a summer residence by lenschow & pihlmann, the dwelling is composed of four ‘mini’ houses that enclose a central courtyard. each of the independent-but-connected units serve different functions: an entrance area with water closet and showers, guest quarters, living/dining/kitchen, and the master bedroom.

house at mols hills lenschow pihlmann ebeltoft denmark
roofline from street 




a narrow road leads to the home, which is situated amongst others in an area dominated by shrubbery, pine, and fir trees. little is visible of the structure besides its distinct roofline of multiple pitches. when approached, ‘house at mols hills’ projects a rugged materiality defined by wooden planks, galvanized steel, and zinc elements. designed to withstand the harsh coastal climate, a few steps inwards introduces a welcoming interior of pinewood and glass.





a system of shutters, sliding doors, and curtain partitions separate the various areas of the home. glass surrounds the inner courtyard in its entirety, a consideration which allowed lenschow & pihlmann to simultaneously create an outdoor area protected from coastal winds, and maintain a continuous, open interior. privacy isn’t lost within the grander scheme however, and a trip to the periphery of any unit will present inhabitants with an exit to an intimate terrace separated from the others. ‘house at mols hills’ is multi-functional and open to adaptation, making it ideal for the owners when alone, and for their family when joined. 

house at mols hills lenschow pihlmann ebeltoft denmark
internal courtyard 

view of bay from courtyard 

kitchen and living room as seen from courtyard 

house at mols hills lenschow pihlmann ebeltoft denmark
interior looking towards bay 

glass curtain wall 

living room 

house at mols hills lenschow pihlmann ebeltoft denmark
pinewood construction 

interior detail 

house at mols hills lenschow pihlmann ebeltoft denmark
outdoor access 



project info:


architects: lenschow & pihlmann (kim lenschow, søren pihlmann)
location: handrup strand, ebeltoft, denmark
built: 2015
size: 175m2
photography: hampus berndtson



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