ADEPT is an architectural studio found in 2006 by Anders Lonka, Martin Laursen and Martin Krogh in Copenhagen, Denmark. After five years of practice, the architects established its another headquarters, this time in Guangzhou, China.
Located on the edge between the land and the sea, Villa Platan was designed by the team of ADEPT for a private client. Consisting of four rectangular sizes, the building is perfectly blended into a beautiful landscape of Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark.
The clients handed to the architects a simple brief with a vision of daily life, among the spectacular view. Followed by this request, the architects created the space as “an ever-changing experience of nature as the building itself frames the sea and the sky”, describes one of the partners, Anders Lonka. With the facades covered in sand colored Kolumba brick, the whole building gives an impression of solidity, while curved walls add a touch of delicacy. The spacious inner space features covered plank floors, handmade build-in furniture, lamellae wall and oak wood finishes. The living room is spanned by large bookcase, a dominant piece of the whole area. Adjacently, there is a customised kitchen with cabinet, which is entirely covered in oak wood. The architects also offered an unusual, but clever use of the basement, where they set three guest rooms and a TV-room, pleasantly lit by natural daylight.