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August 1, 2013
In our September Designers' At Home issue, we traveled to the Copenhagen residence of Kristina May Olsen and Morten Bo Jensen—a study in the contrasts of black and white, natural and refined materials, and new and old. To celebrate the great tradition of design in Denmark—the Scandinavian country that brought us the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, and manufacturers Fritz Hansen and Muuto—we share architecture from the sovereign state.
Hald Strand Summerhouse dining room portrait.

After living on and studying a woodsy acre of land in North Zealand, Denmark, architect Jesper Brask cleared a stand of pine trees and, from the timber, built a getaway open to its surroundings. Photo by: Karina Tengberg

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The sea bath’s shape creates great acoustics, which local musicians frequently take advantage of by performing impromptu concerts in the middle of the structure. As the structure curves around, two pathways are formed: The outer path ascends into a diving

The thought of stripping down for a communal skinny dip in a salty strait might make Americans a bit squeamish, but in Denmark, it’s the stuff that can save a city. A 328-foot pier extends into the Øresund Strait toward Sweden and culminates in the 9,365-square-foot swimming, bathing, and diving structure. Photo by Åke E:son Lindman

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Every apartment has a terrace measuring around 1,000 square feet, with both private and semipublic spaces. “The cool thing about a garden is it’s yours,” says architect Bjarke Ingels. “If you’re on the wooden part, you can suntan in your bikini bottom or

In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands. No ordinary geological behemoth, this sloping peak is a feat of residential engineering from celebrated Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group. The Mountain Dwellings stand as a beacon for architectural possibility and stylish multifamily living in a dense, design-savvy city. Photo by: Jens Passoth

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The 2005 VM apartment complex in the Ørestad district, designed by PLOT, takes its name from the shapes of the two plans: While the M balconies are flush with the building’s facades, those covering the V structure jut ominously like shark’s teeth.

In Copenhagen, the 2005 VM apartment complex in the Ørestad district, designed by PLOT, takes its name from the shapes of the two plans: While the M balconies are flush with the building’s facades, those covering the V structure jut ominously like shark’s teeth.

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Modern black and white minimalist Danish design kitchen

Morten Bo Jensen, of Danish industrial design company Vipp, and his partner, graphic designer Kristina May Olsen, have mixed repurposed vintage items with their own creations inside their Copenhagen apartment. See more of the house in our September 2013 Designers At Home issue. Photo by: Anders Hviid

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Hald Strand Summerhouse dining room portrait.

After living on and studying a woodsy acre of land in North Zealand, Denmark, architect Jesper Brask cleared a stand of pine trees and, from the timber, built a getaway open to its surroundings. Photo by: Karina Tengberg

Photo by Karina Tengberg.

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