This penthouse in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen is a project from Norm Architects, and the basic idea for the renovation of this Copenhagen apartment was to create the feel of a private hotel suite for a Danish couple living in Spain. The penthouse with a surface area of 74m2 consists of a hall, bedroom, living Room, kitchenette, bathroom, office, roof top terrace, and true to form norm architects gave great importance to function, materials and light. The owners travel frequently so the idea was to create a calm and pure structure that was ideal for relaxation. The renovated the entire penthouse less the floors and the main structure using existing spaces to create niches where they hid lights. These built-in light niches gave a clean and simple interior that needed a minimum of furnishing, lamps, etc. They also added and modern and very convenient intelligent Home Control System they can control the lights in the whole apartment, turn on the fireplace and the air-conditioning with a single touch on their IPhone, as they set foot in Copenhagen Airport. The roof top terrace, was completely redone in a minimalist wooden structure that allowed a Japanese inspired grass garden on the top of the concrete building overlooking the Copenhagen skyline. Floor to ceiling closets and tall mirrors helped in making the hallway appear wider and the door from the living room was removed to give a full length view of the apartment. In the bedroom an irregularity in the existing architecture was used to create a Japanese inspired “Tokonoma” above the bed with built-in lights from Agabekov closets and sliding doors with no frames and a bench at the foot end of the bed designed to match the side tables were the finishing touch. The focal point of the living room a fireplace with a flat screen TV incorporated over it which leads into the kitchen with long simple structures and open shelves to give as much sense of space as possible in this very little room which boasts a magnificent view through the living room and on to the terrace. A beautifully structured project.
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