Peter’s House designed by Studio David Thulstrup is nothing short of impressive. The concept for this industrial home in Copenhagen was inspired by an original brick garage on the site, and the aesthetic of old factories and warehouses. The architects have managed to create a home that feels comfortable despite its large size and strong material choices.
The house is built around a central atrium that’s clad in floor-to-ceiling mirrored glass. The decision to design around this grand feature was due to a lack of natural light options. Now, light floods in from above and fills the three levels of the home. The atrium is planted with lush greenery and looks like it’s been there for a lifetime. The tall feature trees stretch up to the terrace above, connecting the spaces together while the smaller plants fill the floor like a Scandinavian woodland.
Three materials – concrete, oak planks and blackened steel dominate the interior of Peter’s House. They’re used in contrasting ways throughout to achieve the industrial concept. The decision to use bright coloured upholstery on furniture pieces adds a fun element, and the four-metre velvet drapery is jaw-dropping. The intense navy and purple colours sit against light oak wood and concrete features and draw the eye up to the soaring ceiling heights.
This industrial home in Copenhagen wouldn’t look out of place in a James Bond film. The differences in colour, light and texture make each space in the house unique and interesting. The architects at Studio David Thulstrup have used contemporary architecture and classic materials to build a home for their client that pays homage to its industrial past.
Photography by Peter Krasilnikoff.visit: Studio David Thulstrup