powerhouse company extends village house in five directions powerhouse company extends village house in five directions
oct 20, 2013

powerhouse company extends village house in five directions

powerhouse company extends ‘village house’ in five directions
image © åke e. son lindman
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company

 

 

 

wanting to explore the capabilities of a traditional danish vacation house, powerhouse company develops a five point plan with a variety of spatial options. noting the trend for vacation homes to rival the squarefootage of their year-round counter parts, the firm maintains a modest floor plan of 110 square meters. the design plays with the pentagram, pushing out ward in five directions with several geometries and fenestration patterns that maximize views. as each room extends from the core, angular nooks remain in-between and offer pockets of seclusion both indoors and out. within the layout public living areas are open to one another, while sleeping and private rooms are isolated in two fingers of the cabin. the central space is meant to be flexible to accommodate the changing needs of the growing family.


each wing of the house has its own formal expression and character
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company

 

 

 

‘village house’ is composed of several parts united at the center. each wing of the home has its own character, with the intention of creating several different cabins united in one construction. each member of the family can create a personalized atmosphere and aesthetic within the dwelling. the angular array also frames various parts of the surround yard, generating a variety of framed views and lighting situations. therefore, the residents can enjoy the architecture any time of day. powerhouse company captured specific moments to enhance this experience, such as placing the skylight over the living room such that it washes the dining table in midday sun.


(left): bedroom opens onto an open terrace
(right): the center of the cabin is composed of a star-like
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company

 

 


many windows and doors connect the house to its verdant environment
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company


the angular array of rooms allows a sense of connection and seclusion simultaneously
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company


brightly colored objects highlight the kitchen
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company


(left): the dining area and kitchen open to one another
(right): nooks and secluded spaces are created from the geometric design
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company


each room looks out to a different part of the yard
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company

 

 


main entrance of ‘village house’
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company


aerial view of the neighborhood
all images by åke e. son lindman and andreas mikkel hansen, are courtesy of powerhouse company


sketch of the pentagrammatic design
image © powerhouse company

 

 


plan – level 0

1 living room
2 kitchen
3 dining room
4 alcove
5 bedroom
6 master bedroom
7 bath room
8 covered terrace
9 open terrace

image © powerhouse company

 

 

project info:

time span: 2010 – 2012
type: villa
status: completed
client: confidential
location: sjælland, denmark
size: 110 m²
budget: confidential
partner in charge: charles bessard
team: charles bessard, lotte adolph bessard, ted schauman, kristina tegner
structural engineering: ove heede consult APS
energy consultancy: ellehauge & kildemoses
photography: åke e. son lindman, andreas mikkel hansen

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