Villa Korup was designed for a young family of six on the Danish island of Fyn after a fire destroyed their previous home. Constructed entirely from cross-laminated timber (CLT), the house was raised in just three days after the panels were carefully designed and robotically manufactured from sustainable FSC Baltic fir.
The characteristic ‘three legged’ plan was developed in order to delineate the different aspects of the landscape, accentuating their qualities and creating three characteristic courtyard like spaces; a sunny south facing sloped area to the south, a protected kitchen garden to the east and an orchard cum playground to the west. Internally, the plan provides central communal spaces for the large family to gather as well as more private, secluded spaces at the ends of the wings.
Villa Korup has been constructed using CLT and is clad with panels of raw weathering steel, which react to the sites conditions and develop over time; starting out with an oily grey, metallic finish, gradually streaking with orange, fading into a mottled brown and eventually settling into a deep earthy umber. The steel cladding system was developed especially for this house and results in a completely fixtureless facade.