Scan Magazine, Issue 129, October 2019

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Disregard the usual In Denmark, there’s a common perception of what the cool materials are, what an aesthetically pleasing room is and what makes a nice-looking, modern building. Sometimes, however, things can become just a little… safe. “We all know that a herringbone floor looks good,” says architect Anette Meldgaard Andersen. “But how interesting is it when we all walk around on those? Does it contribute to the space, the tactile sensation? Why not see if there’s something else you think looks just as good, or even better? Or make the effort to reuse materials, even though it is unpredictable and difficult?”

than what they originally expected, because they can really visualise the different options.” The architect’s job is far from done once a sketch has been approved. Having Meldgaard Andersen on board ensures peace of mind and that every as-

By Louise Older Steffensen

Meldgaard Andersen mainly works with single-family houses. “As the clients rarely have any professional experience with bigger building projects, I’m their anchorwoman, sparing them many frustrations and insecurities, so they can enjoy the process – building is fun!” she says. No matter the scale or type of project, she always begins with visiting the location, observing the surround80  |  Issue 129  |  October 2019

ings, and getting to know the client’s situation, thoughts and needs.

Ideas taking shape It is important to Meldgaard Andersen to always make sure that the client is confident and happy at every stage, from the sketch to the completed building. I often find that by showing the client more options, they end up with something else

Meldgaard Andersen in front of Summerhouse.

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