Atypical Living Retreat Amidst an Industrial Landscape

A Atypical Living Retreat Amidst an Industrial Landscape

Architects: Arcgency
Project: The Krane / Atypical Living Retreat
Collaborators: Dinesen
Location: Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj / COAST Studio

By the harbourside in Copenhagen, an old coal crane has been turned into an Atypical Living Retreat and meeting room, where visitors can enjoy exclusive Danish design with a beautiful view.

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THE KRANE has been realized by owner Klaus Kastbjerg and architect Mads Møller from Arcgency. The Krane is an aesthetic oasis amidst an industrial landscape on the edge of Nordhavn, one of the last harbours under renovation in Denmark’s capital. It is an immersive, multi-sensory experience intensified by the outdoor impression of the sea, sky, harbour and panoramic views over Copenhagen. A luxurious and unique retreat for two.

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THE KRANE includes a reception area on the ground floor and a meeting room called the GLASS BOX on the first floor. The second floor includes a spa with a glass wall and two tubs, so visitors can enjoy the view and good conversation. In the top is a retreat called the KRANE ROOM with a lounge and terrace covered in Dinesen Douglas outdoor planks.

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The project remains true to the history of the crane that was once used for loading coal. The black look ensures that visitors are not distracted by the interior, but can focus on the exterior. THE KRANE has been furnished with Danish high-end brands within lifestyle and design, selected for their signature style, impeccable quality and craftsmanship. But at the same time, it has an understated elegance to it, including only the essentials.

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A great mix of materials has been used for the project. Leather, wood, stone and steel. The furniture is custommade to fit the concept and the dimensions. Dinesen Douglas planks have been used for flooring, ceiling and wall cladding, and the finish is a special made ‘megablack’ oil, which gives THE KRANE a more intensive look. In the meeting room, however, the planks are kept light and have been finished with lye and white oil. Everything is handcrafted by artisans as a tribute to Denmark’s expertise in craftsmanship.

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dining room, Arcgency

bedroom, Arcgency

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bathroom, Arcgency

bathroom, Arcgency

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The ktane, industrial landscape

The krane

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