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Birkedal House by Jan Henrik Jansen

The island of Møn is one of the most beautiful places in Denmark, its white chalk cliffs providing an impressive natural spectacle. Just 300 m from a beach, surrounded by birch trees, birkedal is the newest house from architect Jan Henrik Jansen.

Nine interlinked cylindrical structures open out onto the landscape through variously sized windows, framing the scenery and entering into dialogue with the outside world. As cozy as a snail’s shell or a favorite tailor-made garment, it experiments with material properties and surface textures, with light and shade, with space and contents. And the interweaving of homely security and far-reaching views is masterfully achieved.

credit to: Jan Henrik Jansen