HOUSE

VIRUM HOUSE


Virum, Denmark 
2019
Located in Virum, a picturesque lakeside suburb on Furesø, in the outskirts of Copenhagen, the Virum House project is a renovation of the existing dwelling of an Icelandic-Faroese couple. The brief from the couple was for the home to embody a minimalistic, Nordic aesthetic, true to their respective Scandinavian homelands. Architectural interventions to the ground floor plan opened and connected the daily living spaces providing a generosity to circulation areas. Large slabs of lavastone were laid in wet areas and transition zones, while wide heart oak Dinesen planks fill the living areas. Committed to a minimal material palette, the integrated furniture was also clad in oak or lavastone; celebrating the two elements so intrinsic to the image of the Nordic landscape through refined detail.



Residential Architecture - Location: Virum, Denmark - Gross floor area: 250 m² - Date of completion: 2019 - Photographer: Hampus Berndtson