ISSUE 24  |  Scandi Midsummer

Architect Visit: A Modular Danish Summer House—Ready To Go in Six Months

June 16, 2014 1:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

The Danish architectural firm Lykke + Nielsen has launched a side business building modular summer cottages. Created from a simple modular template, the houses can be in place within six months of ordering, configured to fit the buyer’s needs. Mix and match room modules–a bedroom, a kitchen/bath, a living room–and join them by adding a breezeway module.

Here are two examples from the Lykke + Nielsen portfolio that caught our eye. To learn more, go to Moen Huset. Now we just need an architect in the US to riff off this idea, and we’ll be all set.

Photography via Small House Bliss.


Above: A breezeway connects two living areas in the Lí¦ngehus modular house, located in the countryside south of Copenhagen. We like the way the exterior door props open to create a windbreak.


 Above: The cottage with the door closed. The siding is tar-treated larch.


Above: This larger cabin was built in a forest an hour north of Copenhagen. It’s made of two modules that sit at right angles; the deck extends the length of the living area.


Above: Black metal window frames and an iron wood-burning stove provide visual contrast with the all-white interior.


Above: Floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the living room, allowing plenty of light in.


Above: The living room seen from the sleeping loft.


Above: The streamlined kitchen, white with black accents.

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Above: The downstairs bedroom is easily opened up to the outdoors.


Above: A wall-mounted vanity gives the small bathroom a spacious feel.


Above: The sleeping loft has skylight windows and is reached by a ladder.

Check out more of our favorite Scandinavian cabin finds, such as this Swedish Cabin we profiled on Remodelista. And for a Scandi-inspired garden design, see A Danish Summerhouse Garden.