Casa Ry: Reinterpretation of Classic Farmhouse Design

Christoffersen & Weiling Architects (CWA) from Denmark have reinterpreted the classic farmhouse with their design of ‘Casa Ry’. The classic country construction has been transformed into a top-modern family home and the result is breath-taking!

Casa Ry: Reinterpretation of classic farmhouse design

What is a classic farmhouse in Denmark?

The traditional Danish farmhouse consisted of three to four rectangular buildings forming a square with a courtyard in the middle. Each building had its own purpose; stables for animals, a barn for equipment and storage and a farmhouse for the family. CWA Architects have kept the original layout for their modern reinterpretation and delivered an amazing space for a couple and their two falcons. The reinterpretation of the classic farmhouse is 398 square meters of elegant living with rustic elements and top-quality materials.

Casa Ry: Reinterpretation of classic farmhouse design

Aesthetics and function

‘Casa Ry’ is located between a small village, the open countryside and overlooking a nearby lake. Both the location and the layout of the house was chosen to accommodate the future residents’ wishes. Each of the three buildings have its own function: the main living area, outbuilding with workshop and a home for their two falcons.

Casa Ry: Reinterpretation of classic farmhouse design

Casa Ry: Reinterpretation of classic farmhouse design

From the courtyard, the house has a traditional look with the horizontal wooden cladding and the big sliding doors. However, the choice to use Canadian cedar from Moelven makes it more contemporary as the wood will get a beautiful patina with a grey/silver tone. The minimalistic design has also influenced the construction of the roof with hidden gutters and vents.

Casa Ry: Reinterpretation of classic farmhouse design

Custom-design in smoked oak

Inside, the house opens up towards the view with large glass sections that slide open to connect the living space with the outdoor area during summer. The floor plan is designed around the kitchen-dining room where custom-designed furniture in smoked oak compliments the kitchen and the fireplace.

custom-designed furniture in smoked oak compliments the fireplace.

As a contrast to the dark wood, all floors are made of matte-polished concrete. The minimalistic interior and choice of natural colours connect to the scenery outside and underlines the modern interpretation of what country living can mean today.

All floors are made of matte-polished concrete

Project facts:

  • Built in 2018 for private customers
  • Located in Denmark
  • Architects: Christoffersen Weiling Architects (CWA)
  • 398 square meters
  • Outdoor cladding: Moelven Canadian ceder
  • Awarded “Iconic Award” in 2019 for Innovative Architecture

Casa Ry: Reinterpretation of classic farmhouse design

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Photos: Tina Stephanse / Christoffersen Welling Architects

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