FINN JUHL AT THE BEACH

ARCHITECTURE

A rarely seen beach house by Finn Juhl on the rugged northern coast of Denmark shows the architect’s genius for holistic design in a new light. The simple house cast a spell over the owner who embarked on a renovation project that honoured Juhl rather than worshipped him, making a liveable holiday home not a temple.

HIS DESIGN IS A DIALOGUE BETWEEN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. HE KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO SITE THIS HOUSE, WHERE THE WIND CAME FROM, NOTHING WAS LEFT TO CHANCE.

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

WORDS JENI PORTER
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED
CASE STUDY— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

CASE STUDY
— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

In the unique surroundings of the house created by Danish sculptor Rikard Axel Poulsen (1887-1972) furniture, lighting and homewares by contemporary designers exhibit their serene poise, the avant-garde flanked by the archaic to create layers of history.

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CULTIVATING PATINA

CULTIVATING PATINA

How to create a newly built house that feels comfortably familiar and as burnished as the well-loved objects that move with the owners? Designer Elisabeth Snejbjerg and former architect now photographer Mikael Bonde after 25 years in Copenhagen moved to the country near Aarhus to a house they designed and built among trees.

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BACKYARD REFUGE

BACKYARD REFUGE

Small but perfectly matched, two residences in a courtyard are reduced to the essentials using quality materials and maximum light to create welcoming tranquillity.

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FINN JUHL AT THE BEACH

ARCHITECTURE

A rarely seen beach house by Finn Juhl on the rugged northern coast of Denmark shows the architect’s genius for holistic design in a new light. The simple house cast a spell over the owner who embarked on a renovation project that honoured Juhl rather than worshipped him, making a liveable holiday home not a temple.

HIS DESIGN IS A DIALOGUE BETWEEN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. HE KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO SITE THIS HOUSE, WHERE THE WIND CAME FROM, NOTHING WAS LEFT TO CHANCE.

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

WORDS JENI PORTER
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED
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