Villa ONE in Copenhagen was designed by Danish firm EFFEKT for a young family. The brief was simple and yet, challenging: To create a house for first-time buyers that would match the cost but surpass the quality of other prefabricated structures.
The result is a 136-square-metre house that can evolve as the family grow, by offering the possibility to add bedrooms if the need arise. For example, the library could easily be converted, and the garage foundations were prepared to add a fourth room. The house has an open floor plan; three wings that radiate out from an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space in the centre. Corridors were purposely omitted to maximize the space, a tactic often used on low-cost housing designs. The architect decided to invest in large windows to bring in light and to offer views of the garden. The curved facade was created to shield the courtyard from the noise of the nearby highway, and to provide privacy.
The interior is very stylish, too. It is carefully curated with artwork, as well as beautiful and timeless design pieces. You’ll find several products from Danish brand &Tradition, such as FlowerPot pendant lamps, Fly sofa, and stools. Menu’s daybed, Tribeca chandelier, marble clock, Yeh wall table, and WM chair, among others, can also be spotted here. In fact, about half of my personal wish list is in this house…! Such a great place.