copenhagen-based studio jan henrik jansen arkitekter introduces its sommerhus birkedal, a holiday home on the danish island of møn. the peaceful retreat is realized as a clustered organization of cylindrical volumes, nine distinct forms interlinked and constructed with intricate timber frames and clad with narrow spruce branches which are a waste product of the forestry industry. the strategy results in an interior condition of sweeping and intimate spaces, interrupted by large and occupiable picture windows.

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray | @jesperraymanley

 

 

the design team at jan henrik jansen arkitekter organizes its sommerhus birkedal as an assemblage of interlinked circles in plan. each of the cylindrical volumes encloses a single unique room, finished with richly textured white surfaces including river pebble floors and painted board and batten wall cladding. the resulting interiors suggest the walls of a gallery space, providing a calm backdrop for the constantly changing textures and colors of the agricultural landscape framed by the punctured rectangular windows.

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray

 

 

with its unique layout, jan henrik jansen arkitekter’s birkedal holiday home demands specially designed furniture, materials and details. such elements include a custom brass island bench, an oak bed and desk combination, and a hand-crafted dining table.

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen's birkedal house is organized as a cluster of timber cylindrical volumes
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen's birkedal house is organized as a cluster of timber cylindrical volumes
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen's birkedal house is organized as a cluster of timber cylindrical volumes
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen's birkedal house is organized as a cluster of timber cylindrical volumes
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray

jan henrik jansen birkedal
image by jesper ray

 

 

project info:

 

project title: birkedal holiday home

architecture: jan henrik jansen arkitekter

location: island of møn, denmark

photography: jesper ray | @jesperraymanley