Arcgency is an architectural office situated in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“In the making of architecture, a high percentage of the worlds resources are used. As architects, it is our responsibility to create a better world, with better cities without exploiting nature. At Arcgency we design and build sustainable architecture by using new building methods and always thinking of life-cycle and reusability. We have a strong belief, that better design last longer and creates less waste. Research is a fundamental part of Arcgencys strategy for RCA, Resource Conscious Architecture.Through professional networks we develop and test the strategies.”
In 2017 the studio completed The Krane, a private retreat, spa and meeting room in a former coal crane. Located in Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark, designed and built by Mads Møller from Arcgency for Klaus Kastbjerg, the former structure has been renovated and now acts as an immersive, multisensory experience. Black is the color that characterized the interiors, inspired by the coal.
“Fostering a soothing sense of serenity inside this multi-tiered structure comprised of a reception area on the ground floor, a meeting room called the GLASS BOX on the first floor, a spa and terrace on the second floor, and a private retreat on top called the KRANE ROOM with a lounge and terrace…Leather, wood, stone and steel. They’re just some of the noble materials you’ll see in the furniture, designs and décor details. Not only is the furniture custom-made to fit the concept and the dimensions, the interior is constructed so the primary pieces disappear – with the beds, seating and cupboards integrated into wall panels and the functional pieces hidden away. The result is an extra element of discovery, where objects become like sculptures in a stunning still life. Everything is handcrafted by artisans in homage to Denmark’s expertise in craftsmanship.”
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