Unique chimney building and new point house
Part of the project has been to transform the chimney building, and to give it a new life by adding new functions. At the same time, a new, modern point house has been built comprising a total of 11 large apartments.
- 1.750 m²
- Studio David Thulstrup | VIPP
Unique and ambitious housing with focus on Danish design
Chimney House got its name with reference to the site’s unique chimney building, that is worthy of preservation, and built in 1908 by city architect in Copenhagen Hans Wright. Part of the project has been to transform the chimney building, and to give it a new life by adding new functions. At the same time, a new, modern point house has been built comprising a total of 11 large apartments.
In the design of Chimney House there has been a constant focus on craftmanship and handpicked Danish quality materials, which have been used in the entire design both inside and outside. In example, all bricks, windows, doors and floors are carefully selected with a focus on Danish design and quality. Also, all apartments are decorated with Danish-designed kitchens and fixtures.
Renovated with respect
The existing chimney building has undergone extensive renovation in the process – still the original architecture and refined details in the brickwork have been respected. The building, which has been empty and unused for a long period, is today transformed into showroom, mini-hotel and event space for the Danish design brand VIPP.
A central thrust has been to open the building towards the surroundings by lowering and enlarging the existing windows – thus the architecture now supports the building’s new function. Furthermore, a new black surface, which VIPP uses in their designs, has been used on new the roof surface creating a modern and simpler architectural expression.