Apart from building houses which are so beautiful that no one would dream of tearing them down, the most resource-friendly architectural strategy is to carefully preserve and transform resilient architecture into beautiful, modern buildings. Future-proof new construction and clever and careful renovations are the themes for two new books.

Vandkunsten – Housing covers ten current Vandkunsten projects ranging from the Basic Living Unit, container residences and social housing, to new interpretations of the Kartoffelrækkerne mews houses and luxurious housing in Oslo Fjord – all with focus on housing quality.

Vandkunsten – Renovation & Transformation covers nine current renovation projects in the form of renovations of monotonous concrete buildings, transformations of so-called ‘ghetto areas’, large-scale renovations of 1001 units of mass produced social housing with focus on process and recycling, as well as business- and cultural houses that are transformed and upgraded to new and longer lives. Each project is presented with a short text, images, illustrations and drawings.

Pre-order now

Vandkunsten Housing and Renovation & Transformation will be published in September by Arvinius + Orfeus

Pre-order Housing at the publisher’s here ISBN/ 978-91-87543-70-8

Pre-order Renovation & Transformation at the publisher’s here  ISBN/ 978-91-87543-71-5