Vibo Tværvej House, Denmark

Valbæk Brørup Architects has topped a wooden summer house in Denmark with a vaulted steel roof. It is in a forest site 200 meters from the seashore of Kattegat, the eye-catching residence features an extruded tube shape with a roof of rolled steel plates. The interior is entirely made of pine, while its different spaces are characterised by a distinctive rhythm created by the eight arched steel beams of the construction.

The Vibo Tværvej House has been built in the style of a traditional wooden cabin that brings in the smell, sound and atmosphere of its forest surroundings. The tube-shaped residence is complete with large windows, both along and at the ends of its perimeter, which offer views stretching from one end to the other.

These openings invite the exterior landscape inside, allowing daylight and wind to float through the house. Past the entrance, the all-pine interior recalls the atmosphere of a traditional cabin, where nothing is white and where wooden tones prevail. These tones are complemented by a dark blue kitchen, Bordeaux cabinets in the corridor, and ocher bathroom tiles.

The summer residence encloses three bedrooms and a bathroom with outdoor bathing facilities. The main social space is defined by the vaulted roof and hight ceiling with views to the treetops and the sky.