1982 - 1984
Communal living under one big roof
Focus on Community
A private group of owners commissioned Vandkunsten to build a coop with maximized level of community. We added many of the original ideas about community and democracy from our manifest-like Project 35 (1970), but on a much smaller and more manageable scale. It was built in close dialogue with the residents on a plot in Ringsted. Previously home to a sawmill (Jystrup Savværk), it became the site for experimental residential solutions and energy efficiency.
The coop housing development Jystrup Sawmill (Jystrup Savværk) feels like one big house with 21 private residential units, a ‘single organism’ with 40% communal space, where private and communal areas can shrink and grow as needed.
Project name: Jystrup Sawmill (Jystrup Savværk)
Client: The Coop in Jystrup Sawmill (Andelsboligforeningen Jystrup Savværk)
Gross area: 2.915 m²
Date: 1982 - 1984
Number of units: 21 homes
Program: Community housing
Job type: Commission
Construction system: Wood construction with facades off black painted wood and sheet materials
Contact: Jan Albrechtsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project group: Jens Thomas Arnfred, Michael Sten Johnsen
Engineer: Jørgen Nielsen ApS og I. C Strunge Jensen ApS