Vipp Garage in Copenhagen’s Islands Brygge area is the newest member in Vipp’s portfolio of design experiences which has been growing steadily for the past seven years and now counts five hotel destinations and a supper club in addition to Vipp Garage. Architects Frank Maali & Gemma Lalanda have transformed the mid-century garage into a new cultural destination for Vipp.
American Aesop Hub
Nestled amongst skyscrapers in Manhattan's Flatiron district, Australian skin care brand Aesop has taken root on American soil with a new office space. Tacklebox Architecture was selected to design the New York office and American headquarters for Aesop Skin Care. The design brief calls for architectural modesty with a domestic quality and at the core of the office, an almost 10-meter-long Vipp kitchen invites for communal gatherings.
Six N. Five studio
Poblenou’s neighborhood in Barcelona, is home to the new Six N. Five multidisciplinary studio. A project by Isern Serra that transcends the standards of the conventional office in favor of serenity and creativity. Located on the first floor, at the street level, it is thought to combine public and private use in a natural succession of spaces through its L shape.
Named after its location on the rocky west coast of Sweden, Archipelago House is a minimalist getaway for a family of four. On a sloping plot, Norm Architects has completed a structure of four wooden volumes set into the cliff and mirroring local building traditions found in boat houses on the rocky shores. The Copenhagen-based studio invented a color and material-scheme reflecting the natural surroundings. And while the GPS states that we are just south of Gothenburg, the bespoke furnishing and minimalist aesthetics take us all the way to Japan.
The vineyard was built in 2012 by Paulo and Giovanni Bulgari, still run by the latter, and produces three different high-quality red wines. The 4,500 square meter building contains production, administration and wine tasting facilities, and has been built in a modern minimalist style, where exquisite natural materials and their interplay with the landscape play a key role. The building has a rectangular footprint, embedded in a south facing slope. The top floor therefore has views in all directions while the two lower floors open only to the south.
Derwent London – which has specialized in developing high-end office buildings for 30 years – purchased a run-down building built in the mid-80s on the corner of St John Street and Pentonville Road, in the heart of Islington. Together with Allford, Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, Derwent London then set about radically transforming the building.
Berry Bros. & Rudd HQ
The project – a daunting task – was completed in five different construction phases. The goal was to refurbish six listed buildings for the city’s oldest wine merchant to create a fluid, contemporary working space. The use of natural materials, in particular oak, is very significant. Wooden panel and boiserie have been brought back to their original state, highlighted – here and there – by sage wall finishes while artificial lighting has been replaced with a mix of brass suspension lamps and LED lighting in a nod to energy efficient, sustainable planning.
Nobis Hotel Copenhagen
Nobis Hotel Copenhagen’s imposing sense of space and elaborate, elegant detailing give its interiors an aura of natural grandeur. The magnificent original building was designed in 1903 for an insurance company and was later home to the Royal Danish Academy of Music. After restoration, Wingårdh Arkitekter has paired the hotel’s neoclassicist interiors with Nordic designs.
Driven by the local culture and climate, the housing responds to the current needs of a city that breathes change and modernisation. The studio suggests a rethinking of domestic architecture; the innovative L-form respects the privacy and hospitality of traditional Arab homes. A union between the family and its guests, whose meeting point is in the oasis of the central garden.
Vipp Pencil Case
Check in at a one-of-a-kind hotel in Copenhagen on your next weekend getaway and get the hotel all to yourself. Only one room - Vipp Pencil Case - is available in the former pencil factory in Islands Brygge. Right across the bridge from the Copenhagen city centre, the area of Islands Brygge stretches along the Copenhagen canal. Here, Vipp has opened its 5th one-room-hotel in a Bauhaus inspired building from the 1930s.
Michelin star chef
When you cook a lot, you want to have a lot of open shelves, like you can with String. You don’t want too many doors and cabinets. There is no need, everything on the shelves is used almost every day. And you want everything within reach. Hooks, hanger racks, and rods are a really good way to keep utensils and pans at the ready. Metal shelves are hardy and give the kitchen a nice rustic look.
Less VIP. More VIPP
Vipp Supper Club is the social side of Vipp. People coming together in venues that are quite a mouthful in their own. We have sharpened the pencil and drawn up our first supper club destination in a former factory. In a Copenhagen backyard, Vipp Pencil Factory unfolds a curious mix of food, art, design, architecture, and music. Talented chefs from around the world will serve fabulous food on the plate and food for thought in the conversation. Bon appetit.
Neighbouring endless fields, forests and green gardens, Vipp Farmhouse is a small habitat on the 1400 acres estate of Søllestedgaard situated in the countryside of Lolland. The old frames of a Danish farmhouse from 1775 have found new purpose as Vipp’s 4th hotel destination and adds plenty of farm-life feel to Vipp’s portfolio of one-room-wonders.
The Bolder Sky Lodge
Two one-legged cabins float high above Norway’s Lysefjord. These fully equipped, compact accommodations known as The Bolder Sky Lodges have been ranged by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s 25 surprising places to sleep. And with views from this breathtaking vantage point, you are as close to sleeping in the clouds as you will ever get. Vipp is proud be a part of this avantgarde architecture project and to present yet another remarkable hotel room where you can test-drive our kitchen.
The UNESCO heritage city of Modica founded in 1360 BC is placed on the southern part of Sicily, in the valley of the Hyblaean Mountains. Here, small streets nestle around the old Sicilian Baroque style houses, almost like a maze. Inside this maze, Paris-based designer, Cathy Dupont, fell in love with a century old stable that she transformed into a delicate holiday destination.
Through the looking glass
Like taken from a scene in a fairy-tale, a glass house appears in an enchanted forest. A magical morning-mist engulfs the surrounding heath and fields inhabited by wildlife. The modern glass house stands as a house that has dropped from the sky and landed in this protected old forest in the historic Dutch town of Zeist. When the door opens, a family of five greets you, ready to tell their tale of how they after a 5-year adventure in Africa have resettled in the Netherlands.
Idyll in Istedgade
In the once rough area of Copenhagen, the street of Istedgade has evolved into a go-to place for unique shopping, hip restaurant experiences and a vibrant nightlife. Here, on this street, a family of five has settled in a two-story apartment architecturally designed by the couple themselves.
Sustainable Catskills Cottage
After 10 years of frequently hiking in the Catskill mountains, a Manhattan-based family of four found the perfect spot to refresh their spirits to the sound of nature. Here, they built their very own two-story longhouse with environmental protection and natural energy in mind. Photo: Eric Petschek.
Taiwanese Tea Lab
Look around the streets of Taiwan and the popularity of bubble tea manufacturer, 50 Lan, will be obvious. The owner Mr. Ma founded a humble beverage and fruit stall in 1994 and with a growing culture of cold and hand-shaken tea, 50 Lan proved to be a thriving business. Today, the company has moved its headquarters to Tainan into a concrete building designed by renowned architect Mao Shen Chiang. Fittingly, the building houses a traditional tea room, testing rooms and a tea kitchen where employees like to experiment with new tea variants.
André Chiang's Kitchen
Amidst endless rice fields in the countryside of Yilan in Taiwan appears a minimalist concrete structure. The owner is no less than renowned Taiwanese chef André Chiang. Owner of six restaurants, André cannot only add the prominent title as no. 2 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list but also no. 14 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list to his resumé. With his recent move back to the countryside of Yilan, he can now add architect to his list of achievements.
Urban farm kitchen
Denmark's first urban farm, ØsterGRO, has opened its greenhouse doors to an eatery amidst greens, wild flowers, chickens and honeybees on a 600 M2 rooftop.
On the 11th floor overlooking the bubbling hub of Soho, creatives at the Brand New School agency gather in their brand new office kitchen when a pause from creative fiddling is needed.
Architect in Residence
Welcome to a concrete design jungle in the Taiwanese tropics envisioned by architect Mao Shen Chiang. Renowned architect and owner of the go-to place for Scandinavian furniture in Taiwan, Mori/CASA, Mao Shen Chiang has influenced both the cityscape of Taiwan and its interior.
The RRIO studio took on the refurbishment of a typical apartment in Barcelona’s Eixample district. A reflection based on the desire for openness and fluidity in contrast to the previous layout, whose long unused corridor led to compartmentalized rooms.
The Bombí + Gómez studio projects the rehabilitation of a house faithfully rooted in its surroundings, the historical centre of Cadaqués.
Twin Gable House
A refreshed mid-century modern Eichler home by californian firm Ryan Leidner Architecture that was completed in the 1960s.
Mendi Argia, Basque for “Resplendent Mountain”, is a boutique hotel located on the slopes of Mount Ulia in San Sebastián. A historical place to escape from routine and enjoy breathtaking views of the city.