The author’s house / SLETH architects
Text description provided by the architects. Inside a forest near a lake is a house. A house for an author, designed by the architectural firm SLETH. She comes here every day to work. Get inspired, think, read, write. Stone, wood and copper are what the house is made of. A palette of colors and materiality that we find in the nature in which it is found.
A collaboration between the customer and nature
SLETH was contacted by the client who had purchased a house in a scenic location in a forest near Aarhus. She wanted to build a house that should function as an everyday office getaway.
âIn our process it was essential to understand the client and how she envisioned the house to function and function – and at the same time to build the house on the places of nature, highlighting and adopting the given reserves of the landscape. protected, âsays SÃ¸ren Leth, partner at SLETH and architect on the project.
The living spaces create an open environment in which the client can work; standing, sitting, by the kitchen, on the sofa, outside and inside. The walls act as bookcases and the large glass openings allow a smooth transition between the exterior and interior.
Pierre. Wood. Copper
The interior / exterior relationship is also expressed in the choice of materials. Three main materials are used – each with a distinctive connection to the surrounding landscape.
The stone floor is like a carpet between the outside and the inside, simulating in its texture and colors the forest floor that crosses the house.
Douglas Dinesen solid wood planks are used as the predominant material in the interior of the house in the kitchen, ceilings, stairs, windows, walls and furniture. The wood creates a warm, lined interior and the ceiling slats create a good acoustic environment.
âWood is an essential part of the appearance and design of the author’s house. We needed solid wood of good quality, affordable, but exclusive in look and feel. It was important for the customer to give the house a massive and solid feel and look, which we found in Dinesen wood. – SÃ¸ren Leth, SLETH
The leftover planks are used as furniture and other interior items, giving the raw wood as long a life as possible. The full use of materials – in combination with the obvious climate qualities of wood and measures such as geothermal heating, make this house a sustainable home.
On the outside, the reddish-brown copper facade blends in perfectly with the forest and patina beautifully over time, gradually becoming greener as the copper oxidizes.
The author’s house projects a mixture of well-being and well-being which translates into a place of inspiration, reflection and contemplation. All of this is a good basis for joy at work.