Villa with contrasts

Frame House is a sleek and distinctive building in the landscape. From within, it frames the stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and the large window sections soften the contrast between the gentle terrain and the simple, linear architecture.

Troldtekt, Frame House
Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect

Its location on the edge of the undulating landscape takes your breath away, and has been a key aspect in the design of the villa. The family wanted a customised house to meet their needs and wishes, and they knew what they wanted. After a good and constructive dialogue with the architects N+P ARKITEKTUR, a firm with many private homes on its project list, the first sketches were drawn. An elongated structure with window sections and a wood balcony from which to enjoy the views form the backbone of the building.  Inside, the kitchen serves as a focal point in the open-plan layout, a light and airy room with access to a courtyard garden. At one end of the house, there is ample space for cars and a practical entrance to the utility room.

The modernist look with its long lines provides a sense of calm and uninterrupted views, while wooden doors and floors have been used to create a warm and friendly atmosphere. From their previous home, the family knew that good acoustics were a decisive factor for a pleasant indoor environment, and suggested Troldtekt themselves as a ceiling material that could ensure good acoustics in all the rooms. With white Troldtekt acoustic panels with extreme fine structure, the ceilings appear as tranquil and uniform surfaces that emphasise the white interior, yet their textural feel is in line with the wood surfaces. Where the ceilings and windows meet, elegant detailing causes the ceilings to ‘float’, an effect that is reinforced by the subtle lighting. The ceiling also features built-in spots in several places. A highly successful project, where the overall architecture harmonises well with the details.