Norm Architects renovated a private family home dating back to 1918 in Copenhagen. A calm refuge in the busy city for the family. The completely remodelled space has been created with a central axis, that allows you to view the entirety of first floor and let the gaze travel from one end to the other, maximizing the feeling of space in all three dimensions with the raised ceiling and exposed beams of the old house.
Designed by Norm Architects and crafted by renowned Danish cabinetmakers, Kolon, the interior is made from natural materials like oak and dark-oiled walnut. The layout makes it possible to look all the way from the bedroom, past the office space and children’s room to the free-standing stone plinth wall in the bathroom in the other end, creating a rare interconnection between the different areas.
A bathroom with a free standing stone wall
A slightly different way to divide the bathroom is achieved with the free-standing stone wall covered in the same ceramic tiles as the floor, which helps to define the different functions within the space; toilet, shower and washing area.
Still the room feels united as the wall does not go all the way up to the ceiling, creating a spacious feeling. The bathroom, walnut cabinets are accompanied by a sink in purple-greyish-coloured marble and ceramic tiles that cover the floors, creating a tranquil sanctuary within the everyday surroundings.
Floor to ceiling wardrobes
In the bedroom, a low bench has been installed in the length of the room below the windows. The feeling of width has been increased by implementing elements lengthwise. Optical height is won by adding wardrobes from floor to ceiling.
By combining the different types of wood, distinctive atmospheres emerge; from the muted and protecting feeling of the dark tones to the light and elegant sensation in the open areas, creating a dynamic and stimulating home.