LUMO architects adds log house to rural danish recreational center
 
LUMO architects adds log house to rural danish recreational center
aug 24, 2015

LUMO architects adds log house to rural danish recreational center

LUMO architects adds log house to rural danish recreational center
photography by jesper balleby
images courtesy of LUMO architects

 

 

 

set within a small clearing of a woodland, surrounded by lakes and heaths, ‘nøjkærhus culture house’ is a nordic response to a contemporary recreational architecture. located in the highland of jutland, LUMO architects took charge of the project where the site previously, was comprised of two small forest guard buildings.

 

 

the resulting design is realized as a series of four conjoining houses, each with the same form but defined by their own architectural identity. shaped and named by their various applications, the each volumes uses harmonious and diverse architectural approaches that ensure simple and clear links between the internal and external spaces.

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the project is supported by the danish foundation for culture and sports facilities

 

 

 

while accommodating the outdoor activities taking place, the two houses composed of glass, one distinctive showing piled up timber logs on each side of its walls and the other left plain, creating a varied play of light inside. named ‘main house, the glass house, the stable house and the log house’, all of them uses robust, local materials that give the buildings texture and a playful profile. emphasizing the project’s function as an active hub for movement, learning and socializing in nature, the spaces within is flexible to accommodated the diverse range of activities throughout the four seasons and most of all, instills a subtle nordic expression.

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nøjkærhus originally consisted of two small forest guard buildings, located in a small clearing in the woods

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the project facilitates outdoor activities and provides a sustainable direction for the future

 

 

 

‘the scenic location and form-related processing creates differentiated and scaled-down building volumes, which approximates a human scale and creates a clear relation to both the forest and the sky.’

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the glass house

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piled up chopped wood defines the walls of the ‘log house’

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the scheme works with four architectural compositions and architectural identities

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 the architecture of the roof profiles and choice of material emphasizes the project’s function as a nature hub

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the scenic location and form-related processing creates differentiated and scaled-down building volumes

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the scheme is scene through the wood clearing

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the choice of materials emerges from the desire to achieve a robust, yet textural and bright nordic expression

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at night

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conceptual drawing showing the four houses

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drawing by LUMO architects

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