Designed by Copenhagen–based firm Valbæk Brørup Architects, Vibo Tværveh is a woodland retreat inspired by the styles of local agrarian and cabin architecture. The eye-catching summer residence, with its distinctive vaulted form and elongated floor plan, is also characterized by a rolled steel-plate roof and pine wood interior.
Spanning 979 square feet, the one-level structure was built to reference the more industrial buildings of Danish farms. "We wanted to create a home with a form that is connected to the existing rural building tradition," says Stefan Valbæk, a partner at the firm.
"The extruded shape of the house with a roof of rolled steel plates is simple, yet notable," Valbæk continues. "Internally, eight arched steel beams create a distinctive rhythm in the wood-cladded interior."
To replicate the materials, colors, and aesthetic of the natural site, the firm clad the majority of the interior in pine. "We wanted the smell, sound, and atmosphere of the residence to embody a traditional cabin," says Valbæk. "The main social space is defined by its vaulted, high ceiling, with views to the treetops and the sky."