Approved plans for Villa Gug by Bjarke Ingels Group

Villa Gug

Villa Gug
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The City Council in Aalborg has approved plans for Villa Gug, a 750 m2 single family home located on a hill top in the neighborhood of Gug. Designing a home for a family is like painting a portrait.

Villa Gug
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A portrait’s success lies not only in the artists’ ability to express themselves – but rather in the their ability to capture the expressions, character, personality, or even the soul of those being portrayed.

Villa Gug
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As an architectural portrait, the home is about creating a framework for interests and needs, wishes and dreams, requirements and criteria – in short – the life the family wants to live.

Villa Gug
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In Villa GUG, the clients’ passion for cars plays a significant role in the family life, taking up a significant portion of the housing area. Instead of hiding the vehicle away in a basement, or a large garage, BIG suggests a house that smoothly turns from car to home.

Villa Gug
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The linear building curves in a loop around the top of the hill framing a central courtyard for the family’s private affairs.

Villa Gug
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The building’s character gradually changes from an introverted garage and showroom at the driveway – to the more open functions, including kitchen, living room and terrace on the top of the building.

Villa Gug
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BIG has reprogrammed the standard house as we know it by basing the design on the clients’ passion, creating a type of housing that is tailored to the residents of this specific household.

Villa Gug
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In terms of architecture as portraiture, Villa GUG is a pure manifestation of a house shaped by the desires of its inhabitants. Source by Bjarke Ingels Group.

Villa Gug
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  • Location: Gug, Ålborg, Denmark
  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
  • Project Leader: Nanna Gyldholm Møller
  • Project Team: Brygida Zawadzka, Pawel Bussold, Katerina Joannides, Krzysztof Marciszewski, Nicolas Millot, Katarína Máčková, Joanna Jakubowska, Elina Skujina
  • Client: Mads Peter Veiby
  • Status: In Progress
  • Area: 750 m2
  • Year: 2016
  • Images: Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
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