dominique + serena is a multidisciplinary architectural studio founded by Dominique Hauderowicz and Kristian Ly Serena. We are especially interested in the social potentials of architecture and the build environment. 

The studio has just begun a new project for the transformation of Bramhøjgård - a traditional Danish farm typology into a neighbourhood house of culture. 

Køge Nord Skovby is a new large urban development north of the City of Køge, 25 min outside Copenhagen. This development, that will mostly consist of row-houses and single-family units, borders Ølsemagle, a small village consisting of free standing houses and larger farms. Bramhøjgård is situated right in the middle of this double context. The farm and plot it stands on - a historic, park-like garden, was bought by the municipality of Køge- with the demolition of the farm being the most likely outcome for a future development of a neighbourhood house of culture on site. 

In 2022, dominique + serena was comissioned to formulate a vision and strategy for the development. We have adopted a strong stance on the historic, architectonic and material value the buildings on site represent, and have proposed a metabolic transformation where all materials are reappropriated, reused and recycled on site. Our project proposes a series of atmospheric rooms, all staged by the aid of climate phenomena: The house is and becomes the resources it uses and produces.
With our proposal making its’ rounds through political and economical stakeholders meeting rooms, demolition is now off the table, and we are currently working on a 2nd stage proposal. 

Kvarterhus Køge Nord Skovby, Transformation, Denmark 2023

Client: Municipality of Køge 

Status: Ongoing, 2023.

Historic photographs sourced from