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In the spirit of Scandinavian simplicity, the Norm Architects design studio always strives to reach a point where nothing more needs to be added or taken away to make the product better. With the utmost attention to detail and beauty, they manage to infuse each design with a warm colour palette, modernist principles and gentle minimalism.
In previous projects such as the Archipelago House and Bella yacht, the Danish studio's ambition was always to bring calm. This is again the case with PH House, a historic villa in Copenhagen that was restored and rebuilt after a devastating fire. The modern house has references to its original state, beautiful high panels, parquet floors, many windows and teak furniture. It is said that this house was once occupied by the famous Danish architect and designer Poul Henningsen, hence the name of this project PH House. However, this was not the owners' first motivation to buy this house, but it happened to be that they had been collecting his lamps for a long time.
Parquet floors that bring out the charm of the home.
Norm Architects designed PH House with its classical elements using a clean and minimal approach. The elegant house with contemporary details creates a warm aesthetic and timeless interiors. The beautifully dark teak furniture and minimalist marble skirting create beautiful contrasts with subtle elegance against the plain white walls and the kitchen elements in braised oak.
The minimalist kitchen with bronze-coloured brass handles was designed by Norm Architects for the Danish kitchen manufacturer Reform. Furthermore, the kitchen is complemented by a cooking island in a light grey ceramic stone and above it retro Poul Henningsen lights. This room is the central point of the house where the family comes together after a long day. Both the kitchen and the bathroom of this design have gold-coloured brass taps. The ground floor consists of small divided rooms with a large living area and a central staircase with floating steps in solid oak. The latter provide a nice connection between the ground floor, upper floor and basement, giving the dynamic, semi-open spaces flowing softly into each other. Thanks to the skylights, the house is flooded with natural daylight and the feeling of the height of the house is enhanced. This central dynamic immediately provides for the uniqueness of the modern family home and brings you completely to rest. Here you close the front door together with your worries behind you.
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