The Architect's House

Ahmed Yousfi @ 2020-08-28 12:28:28 +0200

Arkitekthuset - a thatched family property in honest materials with a sublime location

%%% At first glance, the house almost intertwines fingers with nature around it. Perhaps it is the facade's pure expression and honest elements such as wooden planks in cedar and large glass sections that create the calm expression that falls so beautifully into nature. The traditional, thatched roof undoubtedly does its part to create an atmospheric exterior for the house, which despite its classic elements is only 5 years old.


In return, the owner of the house, architect Poul Schülein, and his family have owned the land and other houses on it for about 100 years. Therefore, it was with a great knowledge of the location in the dunes of West Jutland that the architect could design his own dream house. A house that is of course imbued with finesse and a sense of precious materials and unique details, like a look that extends throughout the house and a sloping ceiling that gives a sense of spaciousness.


»The house has an open floor plan with continuous lines of sight from one end to the other. The core of the house contains a toilet and shower, and then the two main sections of the house are connected by means of glass doors, "explains Poul Schülein about his open floor plan.


Precisely openness is a key element of the house. Not only in terms of layout, but also in the connection between outer and inner space. Between the house and nature. The house is created so that you look out into nature when you are indoors, and conversely have a look in through the house when you are standing outside.


For the kitchen in the large, open living space and for the house's bathrooms, which are kept in calm brown and gray tones, the architect chose TONI Copenhagen's SP handle, which is easily recognizable by its simple design language. Why? "I learned that from home," explains Schülein, who himself grew up with the timeless luminaire design and has since used it in some of his projects. The material is always untreated brass, which patinates gently over time. »They are practical. In fact, you should not think about caring for them. They just get nicer when used, 'says the architect.%%%