Helen Morgan

Cubo's Geometric Wooden Hammerhavn Houses Reflect Danish Port's History

by , 02/19/14

cubo arkitekter, eco design, hammerhavn, green design, sustainable architecture, heritage, history, port, denmark, wooden architecture, wood facade

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.

+ Cubo Arkitekter

Via ArchDaily

Images via Lars Due jensen, Martin Schubert, Mark Isitt

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