It’s only January, but we are already planning a variety of escapes from the daily grind such as the gorgeous, wooden, asymmetrical shelters on the coast of Denmark. The 19 angular structures were created by LUMO Arkitekter and are set in the isolated South Fyn archipelago along a number of islands displaying unspoiled, idyllic natural beauty.
The architects dubbed these getaway shelters for outdoors enthusiasts looking to boat, fish, kayak or surf as “Blue Landmarks,” but in photos they appear black. The 50 shelters in 19 locations come in five sizes and styles, but all feature a large wood chip exterior protected with black-pigmented wood tar oil. They were inspired by traditional, simple fishermen huts where the catch was stored, and thus named after five different types of local fish: lumpfish, monkfish, garfish, eelpout and flounder. We wish we could get a better glimpse into the inside, which seems to feature minimalist, unadorned timber, but their site shows no super helpful layout for interior living and sleeping quarters.

One shelter features a bird-watching platform, another has a sauna. Some sleep just two people, others can accommodate seven. We love the angular design’s round openings which allow guests to observe nature and the sky – in fact the whole lunar orbit.

The architects worked closely with The Danish Nature Agency, an organization under the Danish Ministry of Environment, and with waivers from the Coastal Protection Zone with the goal of highlighting this locale as a destination for nature explorations, water sports and other such endeavors. Some cabins are set right on the beach, others within a reasonable proximity to the coast, some solo, others in clusters – all harmoniously coexisting with their nature setting in order not to disturb their immediate environment.

Looks like a trip to Denmark is in order.