Art Nouveau 1900-1930

Art Nouveau was the final style of the Historicist period and is known in Danish as Skønvirke. Danish Art Nouveau was a National Romanticist movement which used an idiom influenced by contemporary British, German and French ideals. The period from 1900-1930 began with a very experimental iconography of high-flown sweeping forms, but later the style became more restrained.

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Landstedet set fra adkomstvejen. Foto:Kurt Rodahl Hoppe

Country House by Kay Fisker (1917 (restoration 2014-2016))

The country house in Snekkersten by Kay Fisker was built as a summer residence for pump manufacturer JW Friis in 1918. This property is an excellent example of neoclassicism in Denmark.

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Lars Gundersen

J.F. Willumsen's Own House (1907-1908)

The house was designed by the painter J.F. Willumsen in 1906 and built in 1907-08 as a rare example of the art nouveau style in Denmark. Willumsen lived in the house until 1928. His wife, the sculptress Edith Willumsen, who owned the house, lived here until her death in 1964.

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Kurt Rodahl Hoppe

The Anton Rosen House (1913)

The 1913 head office of the Tuborg Breweries was designed in the art nouveau style by Anton Rosen, who also designed the Palace Hotel by the Copenhagen Town Hall. The building holds a distinguished position among corporate buildings from the period and stands out with its solid, cubic form and abundance of ornamental details.

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Kurt Rodahl Hoppe

The Home of the County Prefect of Hjørring (1910)

The house and the adjoining garden constitute one of architect Hack Kampmann's finest works, which exemplifies the local and regional architectural influence on early 20th-century state buildings.

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Lars Gundersen

The House of the Harbour Master (1905)

The House of the Harbour Master was built in 1905 following drawings by architect Ulrik Plesner. The building originally served as port office as well as homes for the harbour master and his two attendants.

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The State Smallholding at Skovbølling (1934)

The house at Skovbølling is a particularly well preserved example of the state financed smallholdings common in the first half of the 20th Century. The buildings are designed in the "Bedre Byggeskik" style, a Danish version of the Arts & Crafts movement.

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