In concept, materials and degree of detailing, this exclusive private residence draws on inspiration from Aarhus University in Denmark, which, like the villa, was designed by C.F. Møller Architects. High-quality wood, brick and natural stone are an integral part of the building’s spectacular architectural expression.
Residential — Aarhus, Denmark
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Photographer: Julian Weyer
Thickness: 30 mm. Width: 300 mm. Length: 6.2 m.
Finish: Natural Oil
Oak Pattern Herringbone
Thickness: 30 mm. Width: 250 mm. Length: 1 m.
Finish: Natural Oil
Villa E is set in an undulating terrain in a residential district in northern Aarhus, Denmark. The imposing exterior is defined by dark bricks with subtle colour variations. The house has references to the iconic Aarhus University, which was also designed by C.F. Møller Architects and is now included in the official Danish architectural canon.
Simple, durable and carefully selected materials
Villa E’s original expression is manifested in three main materials: brick, oak and natural stone.
Rustic, hand-painted bricks in shades of red define the exterior façade and roof tiles, combined with the stone of surfaces, stairs and the inner core.
Dinesen oak floors are used throughout the interior, combined with bespoke solutions in Dinesen wood, including window sills, doors and panelled ceilings. The bedrooms have HeartOak floors, while the common areas feature Oak Herringbone. The floors are finished with Natural Oil, which brings out the natural colour variations of the wood. The wood brings a warm glow and atmosphere to the house.
Light-coloured stone in the three bathrooms bring an elegant and timeless expression.
‘We wanted the qualities of the beautiful materials to form a coherent whole. We like the interplay between the rustic bricks from Petersen and the oak from Dinesen, which combine with the natural stone to form the trinity of materials that defines the house.’
– Klaus Toustrup, architect and partner, C.F. Møller Architects