Homes

The largest component in Realdania Byg's collection is constituted by private homes. The majority of these are single-family houses, but, then again, this is also true of the official residence of the gaol keeper, the county prefect and the superintendent of dikes or the home of the local squire. Here, however, only properties are included which were constructed as ordinary homes for everyday use, regardless of the inhabitants' daily activities.

Per Munkgård Thorsen/Lars Degnbol

Arne Jacobsen’s Own House in Charlottenlund (1929/1931)

The villa was built in 1929 by the architect Arne Jacobsen as his private residence. An extension was added in 1931 to house a private studio.

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Per Munkgård Thorsen/Lars Degnbol

Arne Jacobsen’s Own House in Klampenborg (1951)

The house is part of the Søholm estate built 1945-1953 in three stages and with three types of houses all designed by Arne Jacobsen. The house was built as the architect's private house and studio - he lived here from 1951.

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Bertel Udsens Hus Forside Til Hjemmeside

Bertel Udsen's Own House (1956)

The house was built in the middle of the 1950s as private home for Udsen and is typical for his work during this period. Udsen is one of the Danish architects having designed the largest number of single family houses.

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Bispebjerg Bakke Forside Projektet Hjemmeside

Bispebjerg Bakke (2004-2006)

Bispebjerg Bakke is situated in the Northwest of Copenhagen and is designed by the artist, Professor Bjørn Nørgaard. It consists of 135 unique apartments built on a large green site.

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Rendering. Foto:OMA

BLOX (2006-2017)

BLOX has huge urban potential. The objective is to bear out this potential with a property that improves the urban qualities of the area and connects the city to the harbour. The building is designed by Rem Koolhass.

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Clemmensen's Own House (1953)

The house was designed and built in 1953 by architect couple Karen and Ebbe Clemmensen and has until 2003 served as both home and studio.

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Kira Ursem

Edvard Heiberg's Own House (1924)

The house was built in 1924 as the home of the architect Edvard Heiberg. Although showing marked classicist features, Heiberg's house is considered the first modernist house in Denmark.

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Energiparcel – New Energy for your House (2008 - 2011)

Energiparcel is a research based exemplary project. Four typical single-family houses were restored in four different ways with focus on saving energy. Afterwards the houses have been sold.

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Jakob Bekker-Hansen

Gunnløgsson's Own House (1958)

The house was designed and built in 1958 by architect, Professor Halldor Gunnløgsson. Gunnløgsson lived in the house until his death in 1985, and his widow lived there until 2012.

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Lars Gundersen

Harboe's Refuge for Widowed Ladies (1663-1669)

Originally designed by Simon de Pethum in 1663, the building has been expanded and remodeled several times since. It still houses the 270-year-old foundation which provides housing for widowed ladies.

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Arkitema/MOE

HOUSING+ (2013-2015)

HOUSING+ (BOLIG+ in Danish) is Danmark's first net-zero energy building, which also produces electricity for the residents' use of electrical appliances such as mobile chargers, vacuum cleaner and lighting. The Building consists of 10 apartments amassing approximately 1,200 square metres.

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Adam Mørk

Knud Friis' Own House (1958)

Architect Knud Friis designed and built the villa for himself and his family in 1958 and extended it in 1970. The house reflects many of the attitudes and characteristics found in the architecture by Friis&Moltke.

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Kurt Rodahl Hoppe

Odense Secular Convent for Noblewomen (1504 and later)

In the early 18th century, noblewoman Karen Brahe transformed this 16th-century building into a home for unmarried noblewomen, a function it retained until the 1970s.

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Lars Gundersen

Riise's Country House (1860)

The house, erected by master painter August Jacob Christian Riise in 1860, is a well preserved representative of the characteristic 19th Century building style of Frederiksberg. Today it houses Revymuseet - the Cabaret Museum.

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Kira Ursem

Taarnborg (1570-80)

The old Bishop's Palace in Ribe dating back to 1570-80, with a few wooden beams even dating back to 1520, is possibly one of the best preserved renaissance buildings in the country.

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OBG Forside

The Maternal House of Oluf Bager (1586 and later)

The merchant's house was built by Oluf Bager in 1586 on the site of an earlier building. Oluf Bager was the country's wealthiest merchant at the time. Over the course of their 400 year history the buildings have changed considerably in response to changes in their use.

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MiniCO2-husene er et demonstrationsprojekt, som består af fem delprojekter og samlet seks huse - alle opført på en villavej i Nyborg. Foto:Jesper Ray

The MiniCO2 Houses (2012-2014)

In Nyborg, six new single family homes will be built. In five of them different ways to reduce CO2 emissions will be explored, while in the sixth the lessons learnt will be combined to form the prototype for the single family home of the future.

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Realdania Byg

The Roman House (1960)

The Roman Houses, also known as the Kingo Houses, consist of 60 atrium houses. The houses are designed by the architect Jørn Utzon and are a pioneer example of housing developments later known as 'dense low-rise housing'.

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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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Christian Richters

Tietgen's Agony (2009-2010)

Next to the "Marble Church" in Copenhagen Realdania Byg has built a new mixed-use residential and commercial building. The house is designed by the English architect Tony Fretton and named after the historic site on which it is situated.

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