In Villa Gug, located in it’s namesake city Gug in Northern Denmark, the clients’ passion for cars plays a major role in the family’s life, taking up a significant portion of the housing area. Instead of hiding the cars away in a basement, or a large garage, BIG designed a house that smoothly transitions from the car, to the home.
BIG imagined the house as a linear organization of rooms ranging from the most intimate – the cars to the most public – the living room. Being located in the center of a public park, at the top of a hill imposed an inherent dilemma of the balance between privacy and views. The family rooms overlook the landscape. The garage opens to the garden.