Arcgency Krane Residence

Aug 7, 2017

Category: Living

Jane Jacobs’ dictum that, ‘new ideas need old buildings’ is hard to argue with. But after looking at Arcgency’s Krane project, it’s hard not to amend that turn of phrase into something more broad; new ideas need old spaces.

This three-story building in Copenhagen’s harbor was built into the skeleton of an old, unused industrial crane. For how unsuitable the initial structure was, it is really impressive how much living space was fit into this old structure. On the first floor (after climbing up a steep set of stairs) residents have access to a large, glass-walled meeting room. On the second level, Arcgency included a large spa with two baths, a shower, and an outdoor terrace. Topping the entire operation off is a small but comfortable living area. Measuring in at 538 square feet, it includes a dining table, kitchenette, and large double bed with views out over the harbor.

Learn More: Arcgency

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

This 26L CORDURA EDC Backpack Was Inspired By Special Forces Medical Packs

A rugged limited-edition collab between GORUCK & Huckberry.

Posted By Tim Huber

Featured Image

Get An Insider Look At NASA’s Operations With This Stunning Coffee Table Book

The product of nearly a decade's worth of trust-building and actual shooting.

Posted By

Jan 20, 2021

Featured Image

This EV Catamaran Concept Houses Two Electric Motorcycles In Its Rear Hulls

The ultimate ocean-going vessel for motorcycle and yacht enthusiasts.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Zaha Hadid Is Actually Building This Futuristic Tower At China’s Shenzhen Bay

It's being built to serve both businesses and individuals alike.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

TruckHouse’s Rugged BCT Camper Is A ‘Race Yacht Built On A Trophy Truck’

A 21' luxury camper constructed atop a Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro platform.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2021

Featured Image

Patriot Campers Unveils A Rugged Off-Road Toy Hauler & Basecamp Rig Lineup

With well-appointed accommodations for dirtbikes, UTVs, and four adults.

Posted By

Jan 12, 2021