The beautiful, tactile mix of colours and materials is what we love about this old townhouse in Copenhagen. Old worn beams in combination with polished marble. Unique vintage pieces and art objects. Soft pastel chalk painted walls and pure textiles: soft minimalism by Danielle.
Danielle Siggerud is a Norwegian architect based in Copenhagen. She holds an MA from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark and has previously worked with renowned architect John Pawson in London. She established her Copenhagen studio in 2016.
"I always try to approach a new project with an open mind. Architecture is always a dialogue. With that said, I naturally have my preferences. I gravitate towards minimalism and love natural materials, such as stone and marble."
The house is located in Holmen, a water-bound neighbourhood in Copenhagen, occupying the former grounds of the Royal Naval Base and Dockyards. The project reflects strong architectural sensitivity, making use of both modern and existing elements. Essence, abstraction and purity have been the leitmotif of this home. A limited array of colors and the combination of rough beams with the smooth surface of natural stone creates a rugged but elegant atmosphere.
"With tactility of the materials and through careful detailing, we formed a comfortable house that encapsulated the essence of living. The rigor of the design in combination with the sensual language, respecting the existing architectural elements, has been the key to the success of this architecture."
Photographs — Line Klein