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Skybox House / Primus architects

  • 01:00 - 15 July, 2009
Skybox House / Primus architects
Skybox House / Primus architects

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  • Location

    Zealand, Denmark
  • Architect

    Primus architects, atelier + production
  • Project Team

    David Bülow-Jacobsen (architect maa, partner), Per Appel (architect maa, partner), Caspar Wissing (student of architecture)
  • Client

    Jakob Lundsteen og Susanne Mahler
  • All construction

    Primus architects, atelier + production
  • Constructed Area

    75 sqm
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The project is situated by the coast of the north of Zealand, Denmark.

With 2 bedrooms it offers a total of 75 m2 of living space. The plot is a partitioning of a larger plot belonging to an old thatched house and is partly enclosed by trees. The two buildings, inhabited by two generations, share the garden, and in the layout of the site plan attention has been given to providing both separate and common spaces.

The main focus has been to add spatiality and experience of light to the relatively small program. The plan sets the bedrooms apart from the large living space and introduces an open hallway. Diagonal views stretch out through the whole building. In working with the section ceiling height is minimized and "sky-boxes" are added to provide space and air.

The large glazed openings incorporate the sky as a 5th façade. Large sliding doors lets the in- and outside melt together.

The balloon frame construction sits on the exposed concrete base. 30 x 30 mm oak lists wrap the building. The lists are treated with iron sulfate which darkens and enhances the structure of the wood . Floor boards are oak as well. Insulation is mineral wool, roof 300 mm, walls 150 mm.

Heating is provided by a heat pump integrated in the wall, reducing heating costs and CO2 emission. The "sky-boxes" ventilate the space trough natural chimney effect. A cast iron stove is for additional heating.

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Pedro · December 27, 2009

Does anyone know the brand of the openable windows?I'm looking for this type of outside openable windows for a project. If anyone knows, please post it here.
Thank you

Ihar · October 30, 2009

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kate · September 12, 2009

love it!
Could you tell me where the sliding doors are from? Searching for simular for my cottage.

Best Kate

Borna Cisar · July 20, 2009

Gorgeous Box in Denmark. Me want one too!

faux · July 18, 2009

very cool. small & pretty.

thomas foral · July 17, 2009

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Troy Lemieur · July 17, 2009

I love this. Especially the roof drain gutter thing that empties roof water into that little basin.

Proyecto Re Tweets · July 16, 2009

RT @nicholaspatten I love the simplicity.

StructureHub Blog · July 16, 2009

For such an insular facade, they were quite successful in make the occupants appreciate the lighting effects (and not just because the light was a scarse commodity).

Peter · July 16, 2009

I love the exterior cladding, punched windows and beautiful scupper / water collection detail. The interiors seem to me, a bit dissappointing. Even though the wood floors are a nice choice, the other decisions don't seem quite as successful [ie: placement of wall heating unit, dark colored window frame, fireplace]. Would've been nice if outside was all dark / weathered, while interior was all light / airy / skyboxy, but it's still a nice building.

Rick · July 16, 2009

Love it! Cost?

A Z · July 16, 2009

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Richie · July 16, 2009

Love the timber cladding.

PanamArq · July 16, 2009

interiors are very dull even with the natural light.

David · July 18, 2009 02:53 AM

just a remark: photos don´t do complete justice to the experience of the light which lies in subtleties and shades. anyway, come visit to see for yourself! all the best, D

Matt Krygowski · July 16, 2009

Skybox House / Primus architects -- like the interior and the wooden floor, feels nice

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Fino · July 16, 2009

Very nice. Airy, light, and plenty of room and floorspace for priceless junk. I would love to have this.


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