Fredgaard Penthouse is a apartment with natural and simple beauty, located in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, designed by the local simplicity lovers at Norm.Architects.
This apartment is on the top of a classic and elegant start 20th century courtyard building. The loft was originally a drying loft for the apartments in the building. In the past 20 years a lot drying loft has been converted into apartments in Copenhagen and this in one of them.
The main thought was to create one big and open space with no doors but only divisions that naturally followed the structure of the original beams. All the old divisions were torn down and new white walls were inserted to contrast the old beautiful wooden elements.
The main space is the kitchen / living room / dining room / entrance and stairs to the roof top terrace and throughout the space natural and raw materials were used to create a special sense of tactility and sensuality.
In the bathroom porcelain tiles were used on walls and floor, and a big skylight was inserted in the ceiling that becomes a built-in furniture on the rooftop terrace. The skylight exposes some of the beams that run throughout the apartment.