UTZON 
THE UNKNOWN HOUSES

ARCHITECTURE

Every time you visit a Jørn Utzon building you get new experiences and insights. He had a fantastic talent for placing himself in an individual’s shoes and creating personalised, vibrant architecture for others. The great Danish architect might have built masterpieces but he also understood the meaning of everyday life and the home. Two of his rarely shown homes, Ahm House in London and Middelboe House north of Copenhagen, show how architectural harmony arises from a holistic consideration of aesthetics, space and structure.

“Jørn Utzon’s buildings can’t be categorised in a specific style. They get their energy and potential from the site, their users and from the rich catalogue of inspirations that Utzon collected from all over the world and embedded in his works.”

Lasse Andersson, creative director of Utzon Center.

 

This essay and two house features are in Ark Journal VOL II

ESSAY LASSE ANDERSSON

MIDDELBOE HOUSE/
PHOTOGRAPHY ANDERS SCHØNNEMANN
STYLING PERNILLE VEST

AHM HOUSE/
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED

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UTZON 
THE UNKNOWN HOUSES

ARCHITECTURE

Every time you visit a Jørn Utzon building you get new experiences and insights. He had a fantastic talent for placing himself in an individual’s shoes and creating personalised, vibrant architecture for others. The great Danish architect might have built masterpieces but he also understood the meaning of everyday life and the home. Two of his rarely shown homes, Ahm House in London and Middelboe House north of Copenhagen, show how architectural harmony arises from a holistic consideration of aesthetics, space and structure.

“Jørn Utzon’s buildings can’t be categorised in a specific style. They get their energy and potential from the site, their users and from the rich catalogue of inspirations that Utzon collected from all over the world and embedded in his works.”

Lasse Andersson, creative director of Utzon Center.

 

This essay and two house features are in Ark Journal VOL II

ESSAY LASSE ANDERSSON

MIDDELBOE HOUSE/
PHOTOGRAPHY ANDERS SCHØNNEMANN
STYLING PERNILLE VEST

AHM HOUSE/
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED

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