The Building Inspectorate has protected Pihl & Søn

The special building inspection has set the former domicile of the construction company "Pihl & Son" drawn by KHR Architecture on the basis of a recommendation by architect Kim Dirckinck-Holmfeld.

The preservation includes landscape, buildings and inventory parts.

"Pihl & Søn's headquarters in Kgs. Lyngby was seen as the final showdown with postmodernism and other outside trends that had shaped architecture in the period before.

The house became internationally, and not least in Scandinavia, an icon of the revolt against image-quoting postmodernism. The two later extensions from 2000 and 2005 respectively continue the distinctive design language developed for the first phase. The buildings both summarise and develop the modernist idea and the tradition of craftsmanship in a spatial organisation of the building's functions, which in the building's external appearance and internal space is experienced as universal and timeless".

Summary of the recommendation by the proposer Architect MAA, Kim Dirckinck-Holmfeld. Read the full proposal to protection of Pihl & Søn's domicile.