This project is for a singlefamily house at village of Varpelev in the
southeast part of Zea- land, Denmark.
The brief was to design a 150 m2 home for a family of four persons. The
overall main idea, very early in the sketching phase, was to reinterpret
the traditional Danish white painted three parted farmhouses from the
18th century which are very common in the surrounding landscape of Var-
The landscape of Varpelev is shaped by the last iceage, and the house is
placed at the highest point of this landscape overlooking a huge open field. The
house consists of three parts: a long section which holds the entrance/ hallway, a pan-
try, kitchen, a small playroom and a study with huge panorama windows
facing the pristine land- cape. The mid sections consists only a large
livingroom connected to the kitchen and to the third part of the house
which contains another playroom, bathromm and master bedroom also with
panorama windoms to the landscape.
The house is built of light weight concrete blocks (H+H blocks), plaste-
red and painted white to ecco the traditional farmhouses. All windows
are made of teak wood. The inte- rior is all white with oak planks on
Address: Varpelev, Stevns, Denmark
Size: 150 m2
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