Casa Spodsbjerg by Christoffersen & Weiling Architects
Christoffersen & Weiling Architects have really caught our attention with the Casa Ry project we featured on our site just recently. Shortly after, we came across another one of their projects – Casa Spodsbjerg in Spodsbjerg, Denmark. This stunning contemporary home is placed on a plot that faces the Storebaelt bridge, a 11-mile long connection between the eastern and western parts of Denmark.
This home is ideal for both winter and summer living, offering equally stunning views in both seasons from both of its stories.
On a plot facing the Storebælt, that previously held an old summer house from the 1920s 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 meters 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.