We search for comfort in spaces where light and darkness has found a balance. When so much of Scandinavian architecture today is presented as white and open, we ignore our primal evolution that found us sheltered in caves, gathered around a fire for heat, light, and storytelling. Returning to this “hygge” of dwelling means returning to the use of natural materials and elements; stone, wood, metal, textiles, trees and plants, wind, water, and fire. With these elements in hand, we can continue to discover new ways to create textures from the storied evolution of humankind’s search for the optimal way of living. Using an international design palette, the office intrigues its clients to always strive to implement a finely tuned balance of contrasts that resonates in a luxury way of living—whether it is a small interior space, a showroom, a private home, office buildings, or a large masterplan or any other project undertaken, we depend on natural elements to enjoy life the most.
SAMUEL Architects is a global architectural office based in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. The office pursues a practice which centers design on simplicity, clarity, honesty, and passion. It believes that when quality of life is held at the core of every decision, the result is an architecture that goes well beyond normal standards and has the potential to stimulate a future society through design. This holistic approach to design brings innovative urbanism, sustainability and quality architecture to the high-end clients SAMUEL Architects works with. Active in the global market, SAMUEL Architects introduces exceptional work at multiple scales with a variety of project types that include residential, hospitality, interiors, offices, showrooms, and master plans.
Samuel has developed an office that works through all phases of a project, from initial concept, drawings and visualizations, to finding the right partners to execute the project at the highest standards. We do not stop working once the drawings are done but follow the construction progress closely and resolve details on-site with the builders. In doing so, SAMUEL Architects are able to integrate quality materials and sustainable building practices to produce architecture imbued with thoughtful detailing, logical function and flow that fit the client’s needs and nestle into the context in which it is built.