Minimalist Modern Urban Space - Copenhagen Penthouse II

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Copenhagen Penthouse II designed by the Norm Architects has a monastic, simple atmosphere, perfect for mental relaxation, which works as a neutral backdrop for the more sculptural furniture.




On the top of one the few high-rise buildings in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, the interior of this penthouse has been completely redone.The apartment has a stunning view overlooking the city to both sides.




Since, the clients dreamt of a completely minimalistic space with no nonsense and plenty of light on the top of the town, a bare contemporary concept was implemented.




We tore down a substantial part of the concrete walls and cut all doors open to the ceilings, in order to create an open plan and increase the feeling of height. .

To divide the living areas from the bathroom a core was constructed, containing cupboards, fridge, etc., to one side and a flat screen to the other. The core was painted in a mat black color to contrast the white walls, floors and ceilings. Underneath the black core we installed hidden lighting to give it a hovering feeling and a sense of lightness.




To increase the feeling of one space a white resin floor was cast to connect all the rooms.




An important part of the project was to minimize details such as paneling, door knobs, fittings, to create a monastic, simple atmosphere.

To ensure a simple interior white cupboard and closets were built into the walls in full height with hidden fittings to make them look like walls. As built-in storage goes a long way toward eliminating clutter.




All wires were cut into the walls and the rest of the lighting done with wireless switches and the heating was put in the floors.




Description / Penthouse in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

Design: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen & Kasper Rønn, Norm Architects, DK
Completion 2009
Site: Copenhagen, Denmark
Client: Eldam
Photographer: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

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