2004 - 2008
Better Cheaper Housing
Better Cheaper Housing
The project aims at establishing fundamental social and landscape values independent of cost per square meter. The concept of “bedre billigere boliger” literally means “better cheaper housing”. It has been developed by the client through a number of architectural competitions with the aim to offer a significantly reduced rent without losing architectural qualities.
Clear organizational transitions at different scales are paired with housing qualities of the Danish high density- low height housing movement: intimacy, spatial richness and variety – in an industrial product that optimizes the rational wins at all stages without failing fundamental living qualities and deaden the architectural expression
A 5×5 meter square is the fundamental building module. The basic home plot is 10×10 m and consists of one basic living module, an exterior 5×5 courtyard module, a small entrance passage module and a storage module (entry and storage is 5×5 m. in total). 5×5 modules can be added to this foundation horizontally or vertically – and apartment types thus come at 50, 75, 100, 125, or 150 m2.
Room heights are 2.70 m, interior materials are light and natural. Facades are black wooden boards. The horizontal board mounted on the seam between stacked elements, emphasizes the construction method of prefabrication.
Clear organizational transitions at different scales are paired with housing quali-ties of the Danish high density- low height housing movement: intimacy, spatial richness and variety – in an industrial product that optimizes the rational wins at all stages without failing fundamental living qualities and deaden the architectural expression.
Design with Lego-like elements
The surface of the housing group platform work as the game board to design the social and spatial organization along its edges. The home units are the playing pieces in an architectural game of Tetris
Project name: BBB Kvistgård
Client: DFE A/S
Location: Kvistgård, Elsinore
Gross area: 13.000 m²
Date: 2004 - 2008
Number of units: 171 units
Activity: New Built
Job type: Won competition
Construction system: Prefabricated elements with a facade of black wood
Contact: Jan Albrechtsen, email@example.com
Employees: Svend Algren, Jens Linnet, Jens Kristian Seier and Lasse Nyholm Jensen
Engineer: AICON a/s