La casa de Halldor Gunnløgsson (1959). Una mirada a Oriente desde el Sund

Translated title of the contribution: Halldor Gunnløgsson´s house (1959). A look towards the East from the Sound

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Halldor Gunnløgsson´s own house, one of the most refined works of one Golden Age of modern Danish architecture, is the result of a strong will and personal artistic discipline. The detached flat roof suspended above a large paved platform
– itself continuing the construction of the place – has great presence. In the interior, a single space, flows freely and extends to the landscape. There is an extraordinary sophistication of vernacular building; and a strong connection with
traditional Japanese architecture, revealed by the desire of living in close contact with nature, the pursuit for refinement through moderation, the elimination of unnecessary items and the preoccupation with light and shade, where a parallel
with the dark world of the Nordic winter is established.
Its characteristic abstraction is an example of modernity. The building approaches to the classic beauty, by the proportions, the appearance of symmetry and order, but also for the soft treatment of the surfaces of materials. Rhythm is recognized
in different dimensions. Scale is valued. Colors applied or inherent in the material, reach intensity. The experience of the architectural space is global. It is a magical and wonderful house.
Translated title of the contributionHalldor Gunnløgsson´s house (1959). A look towards the East from the Sound
Original languageSpanish
JournalRevista Indexada de Textos Académicos
Issue number07
Pages (from-to)68-75
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Halldor Gunnløgsson
  • Danish architecture
  • Space
  • Landscape
  • Japanese architecture
  • Nature
  • Material
  • rhythm
  • Scale - space
  • Architectural Design
  • Architecture
  • Analysis
  • interior design
  • interior space
  • tectonics in architecture

Artistic research

  • Yes

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