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

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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CASE STUDY— NEW FOLK

CASE STUDY
— NEW FOLK

Whether using traditional or innovative materials, designers lean on the craft and expertise of former practitioners to carve, shape, mould or weave.

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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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