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A Seaside Home Shaped Like a Boomerang in Risskov, Denmark

08.16.22 | By
A Seaside Home Shaped Like a Boomerang in Risskov, Denmark

Just north of Aarhus in Risskov, Denmark, the Boomerang House (Villa Moselund Foged) lives surrounded by a lush garden of mature trees and privacy hedges. Just steps from the coast, AJG Architects designed the home is a radical way. In lieu of a typically shaped house, they designed the structure in a boomerang shape to optimize the garden space and natural light conditions. Project leader Kasper Ax says: “We achieved a feeling of fusion between house and garden in as many interior and exterior spaces as possible by placing the main part of the building volume in the center of the garden. The organic design thus divides the garden into a number of contiguous outdoor living zones, which gives the garden high utility value at all times of the day.”

curved exterior shot of modern home with a sloping curve of windows

Just off the main living area, a wooden deck runs along the home’s curved wall of windows for added usable square footage.

exterior view of modern home with gray stone and wood exterior

angled view of modern home's exterior of gray stone and wood paneling

A roof clad in ash wood floats above two ends made of heavy grey brick. In between, the communal living areas are flanked by glass walls.

Closeup exterior view of modern house made of gray stone and wood panels

The horizontal grey brick is juxtaposed by vertical wooden slats that are set closer to the structure.

Closeup exterior view of modern house made of gray stone and wood panels with windows looking through

Closeup exterior view of modern house made of gray stone and wood panels

side exterior view of modern house with slim patio and lush greenery

side exterior view of curved modern house made of gray stone, wood, and windows

exterior view of modern house's patio

closeup of modern house made of gray stone and wood panels

exterior view of outdoor shower clad in wood panels embedded in lush greenery

interior view of modern house with wood slatted ceiling, white floors and window walls on both sides

The interior is light-filled with black-framed glass windows on both sides framing the greenery. Light wooden slats cover the ceiling in the main living area and extend outside to cover the soffit.

closeup view looking up to wood slatted ceiling of modern house

interior view of modern house's wall of curved windows framed in black

interior view of modern house with white stairs leading up to black and white kitchen

The bedrooms and private areas are located on one side of the house, including in the basement, which includes a playroom, bedroom, bathroom, wine storage, and a terrace. On the main floor, there are four more bedrooms and two bathrooms, in addition to the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

basement floor plan of modern boomerang house

ground floor plan of modern boomerang house

Photos by Frederikke Norgard.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.