C.F. Møller Architects have designed a house that is child-friendly in a forest edge in Aarhus, Denmark. The house is positioned as close to the trees as possible, creating an unbelievable backdrop that can be admired year-round through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The 300 m² house was divided into two floors, featuring a partially underground parterre floor dedicated to the clients’ children, and an upper floor containing the main living spaces.
The architectural details that give the house its charm came as a solution to the strict local building regulations. The house could only be one storey tall, and had to occupy less than 20 percent of the site area.
C.F. Møller took the challenge and developed the partially underground floor as the base of the house, incorporating children’s rooms, playrooms and access to an outdoor patio.
The facade of the main level was covered with dark patinated zinc and hovers slightly above the base in perfect balance. This level features an open space concept incorporating the living area, kitchen and dining area. The area seems to be flooded with light and has stunning views of the forest, as well as direct access to a raised south-facing wooden terrace with sitting-steps.
Address: Aarhus, Denmark
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: Kragh & Berglund
Size: 300 m²
*All images and information courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects.