Scan Magazine, Issue 129, October 2019

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Infinity House is an uncompromising two-storey modernistic pearl set outside Aalborg.

Designing from the inside out Designing from the inside out, BAKS Arkitekter has created an array of exceptional homes that embrace the good life. BAKS Arkitekter’s holistic approach, combining uncompromising designs, Nordic minimalism, and high-quality materials, has become so coveted that for the third year in a row, the company has received the Danish Gazelle award. By Signe Hansen  |  Photos: BAKS Arkitekter

Most people spend approximately 62 per cent of their life at home – a very personal space, which requires careful design consideration. Ever since his days at the Aarhus School of Architecture, creating inspiring and beautiful environments for people to live in has been the primary goal for owner of BAKS Arkitekter, Rasmus Bak. “It’s not just about architecture; it’s about embracing ‘the good life’ and all that that entails: entertaining guests, cosy evenings by a fireplace, al fresco dining, or simply creating an inspirational space, where children can play or do homework while in the company of their parents,” he explains. “We aim to take the best that our clients have experienced in restaurants, holiday homes and nature, and make that a part of their everyday life. 84  |  Issue 129  |  October 2019

We concentrate on the senses – the way in which light reflects onto an interior space, the scent in an orangery, the touch of natural stone, or the feeling of experiencing an outdoor bath.”

tecture firms. During this time, he experienced that the essential elements of time, attention to detail, and an allencompassing design process were, in his opinion, lacking from the design process. As inspiration for his own firm, he therefore looked not at his contemporaries, but back to the golden age of architecture in Denmark, the 1950s and ‘60s. “Back then, architecture firms would design everything: landscaping, interiors, furniture and the building itself. That’s what I want, scaling everything down so that we can work

In the 15 years since Rasmus Bak founded his firm, the scale of projects has expanded from minor extensions and renovations to uncompromising, ambitious projects spanning everything from homes, townhouses and holiday homes to modern farms as well as major interior design projects for shops and hotels.

Attention to detail In the early 2000s, while studying and establishing his own firm, Rasmus Bak worked at several larger archi-

Rasmus Bak.