We’d Totally Live in This Danish ‘Krane’ if It Overlooked Vancouver’s Crab Park

With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. Spaced is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, sweet f~ck all on Craigslist and three levels of government that couldn’t give a damn.

(via) Mads Møller of Danish design firm Arcgency renovated a massive coal crane (dubbed “The Krane“) on Copenhagen’s industrial harbour of Nordhavn in Denmark so as to make it a cozy, liveable/workable space.

The slick interior design sees stylishly appointed meeting spaces, a minimalist, stone-clad spa and elegant (if dark) sleeping quarters for two located in the industrial monstrosity’s original engine room. How refreshingly different!

All images © Rasmus Hjortshøj

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The Krane boasts incredible 360 degree views from its elevated vantage point, so – given that the SPACED column is all about the sheer fantasy of housing accessibility in Vancouver – we naturally imagined what it would look and feel like if it were situated much closer to home, like on our waterfront near Crab Park with the full sweep of city, water and mountains at its feet.


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  1. There’s a perfect opportunity to do something similar here already. I have long thought the crane that sits abandoned the east end of Granville Island adjacent to the hotel there would be perfect for an eccentric pad.

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