LK Residence in Copenhagen is a recent project by Norwegian architect Danielle Siggerud. The house was completely reworked into a family home, where carefully selected materials served to create tranquillity and serenity.
Danielle Siggerud is a Norwegian architect who lives and works in Copenhagen. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark, she founded her studio in 2016. She always tries to approach a new project with an open mind, the architect explains. ‘Architecture is always a dialogue. That being said, I naturally have my preferences.’ The Norwegian Siggerud's portfolio makes clear that her style tends towards minimalism, with a penchant for natural materials, such as stone and marble. ‘For me, architecture is about eliminating excess, focusing on essential forms.’ Important to the architect is attention to detail and a careful selection of the right materials. ‘I want to create serene spaces that are soft and emotional, but also allow for human interaction in a natural way,’ we hear.
‘For me, architecture is about eliminating excess, focusing on essential forms’
Siggerud also used this approach with her project LK Residence, located in Copenhagen. The early nineteenth-century house is located in the heart of the green residential area Frederiksberg. Inspired by the surroundings, the facade of this building was rebuilt and opened up towards the garden. Inside, everything has been completely transformed and remodelled. Separate flats and spaces have been reworked into one family home. One of the eye-catchers of the house is the kitchen. ‘Our goal was to embrace the view and include it as part of the kitchen and dining area,’ the architect explains to us. In this way, the transition between the indoor and outdoor space would become as transparent as possible. With a strong focus on fusing design, architecture and craftsmanship, Siggerud wanted to create a bespoke kitchen that combines modern comfort with traditional craftsmanship and refined aesthetics. Danish heritage materials such as fumed oak and cane were used. These were effortlessly combined with marble and joinery details in brushed brass. Thus, a mix of different tactile surfaces was created. The combination of hand-selected materials forms a natural balance with robust determination and refined elegance. In this way, an environment was created that radiates calm and serenity.
Photography by Anders Schonnemann