Who needs wallpaper when you’ve got exquisitely framed forest views in almost every room? C.F. Møller Architects designed Villa Rypen, a 158-square-meter dwelling that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Built on the edge of a forest in Aarhus, Denmark, this light-filled home offers a lovely contemporary living environment with large glazed openings that offer front-row seats to nature’s changing seasons.


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Villa Rypen has a rectangular footprint with two roughly triangular outdoor terraces that extend to the garden in the southeast and the forest to the northwest. The single-story interior centers on an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen space that offers easy access to both terraces. Floor-to-ceiling glazing frames views of the garden and forest and allows ample amounts of natural light indoors.

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Sliding doors give the family the flexibility to change the living environment as they please. One such option is turning one of the living spaces into an extra bedroom for a maximum of three east-facing bedrooms.

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“Large window sections in a serrated design idiom ensure an inflow of light from several directions, and the view of the forest is exquisitely framed, to provide a unique backdrop to the living rooms in the house,” wrote the architects. The home is built with timber and a terra-cotta tilec screen facade to blend into the forested landscape.

+ C.F. Møller Architects

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Villa Rypen by C.F. Moller, Aarhus modern home, Villa Rypen Aarhus, terra-cotta tilec screen facade, flexible interior layout for home, sliding doors interior design,

Villa Rypen by C.F. Moller, Aarhus modern home, Villa Rypen Aarhus, terra-cotta tilec screen facade, flexible interior layout for home, sliding doors interior design,

Villa Rypen by C.F. Moller, Aarhus modern home, Villa Rypen Aarhus, terra-cotta tilec screen facade, flexible interior layout for home, sliding doors interior design,