Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Casa Spodsbjerg by ARKITEMA ARCHITECTS
June 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: ARKITEMA ARCHITECTS
On a plot facing the Storebælt, that previously held an old summer house from the 1920ies a new house has been constructed. A residence that can house a growing family with both children and grandchildren. A dwelling that is the summer home of a couple and at the same time function as an ideal setting for family weekends and sunny summer holidays.
The house has been designed with inspiration drawn from the previous building that had grown organically to cover new needs and to adapt to the site specific qualities of the plot. The building is made up of two parallel and staggered volumes that contain living rooms, bedrooms and bath rooms respectively.
The living room with a ceiling height of 3.7 metres has an unhindered view of the sea and the tiny beach at the foot of the building, whereas the bedrooms are more sheltered.
The house sits on a tall base of site cast concrete, containing garage, basement, spa and a family room with sea view and access to a sunny recess close to the sea shore.
Sitting rooms and bedrooms are on the first floor, cantilevered from the base. This part of the building is clad with black painted wooden boards with some characteristic sliding panels that open towards the sea towards the east or the evening sun towards the west.
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