Cubo Arkitecter designed this set of angular wooden homes to emphasize the unique heritage and culture of Denmark's Bornholm Island. The three buildings are nestled on the shore of the Baltic in the port-town of Hammerhavn, and they look out over the sea. Cubo sought to use architecture to tell stories about the picturesque site - to this extent, they incorporated diagonal sloping roofs to direct attention to interesting elements of the landscape. These angles also give the traditional wooden buildings a modern edge and produce an air of intrigue.
Cubo Arkitecter designed the buildings to reflect the history and heritage of the port and the local granite industry. Established at the end of the 19th Century, Hammerhavn exported materials to Hamburg and Copenhagen, and it became a key player in the development of these cities. The port is also located near to Hammershus castle – the largest ruin of its kind in the region – which can be seen from the buildings.
The homes’ uniform wooden facades cultivate a sense of unity. Traffic to Hammerhavn is controlled, so it remains peaceful and untouched by big development. It was therefore important that the buildings fit in with the calm nature of the landscape.
Images via Lars Due jensen, Martin Schubert, Mark Isitt