BRICK HOUSE

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Interior view | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

What if a house can last at least five generations instead of two?

LETH & GORI’s Brick House is a project that creates innovation by reinventing history. By revisiting materials and solutions from historic houses which have proven to be robust and have a long life span a new type of contemporary sustainable house is created. Brick House is part of a development project titled Mini-CO2 houses initiated by the philanthropic foundation Realdania. The goal of Realdania’s project is to develop affordable sustainable houses with a low CO2 footprint. A total of six houses have been built on a site in Nyborg Denmark. Each house with a different approach to how CO2 reduction can be achieved for example by focusing on materials and  building techniques or by focusing on aiding the inhabitants to reduce CO2. 

Brick House has two main objectives; to create a house which is maintenance free for 50 years; and to create a house with a life span of minimum 150 years.

Collaborators on the project are Buro Happold, Teknologisk Institut, SBi, MURO and Nini Leimand, KADK Institute 2. Main contractor: Ebbe Bernth Murer og Tømrer, bricklayer: Murermester Ask Askholm, carpenter: Ole Larsen & Sønner v. Anders Larsen ApS

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Exposed clay blocks | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

Exposed clay blocks | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

 

Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

Model: Lene Roerig Kjaer | Photo: LETH & GORIModel: Lene Roerig Kjaer | Photo: LETH & GORI

 

Interlacing masonry

Interlacing masonry

ComparisonLearning from tradition: ‘Bedre Byggeskik’ [Danish Arts and Craft] | Proportions and craftmanship

Concept Diagram

Houses inside the house | In between space = common space 

 

Built-in furniture | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

Built-in furniture | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

Corridor | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

Corridor | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

PlanThe house as a living organism: Inbetween spaces, niches, pockets, built-in furniture, door ways, window sills 

Longitudinal section

Longitudinal section

Cross section

Cross section

 

Recessed light ceiling

Recessed light ceiling

AXOX-ray axonometric

 

Front Exterior View

View from the street

Back Exterior View

Veranda | Extending the everyday life to the outdoor

 

 

South facade | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

South facade | Photo: STAMERS KONTOR

North - South Elevation

West - East Elevation

Elevations 

 

Project: Brick House Year: 2012-2014 Client: Realdania Byg Type: 1. Prize invited competition Programme: House Area: 136 m2 Architects: LETH & GORI Consultants: Buro Happold Experts: Danish Technological Institute, MURO, Nini Leimand, KADK – Institute 2 Contractor: Ebbe Bernth Murer og Tømrer Construction cost: 2.4 mil. DKK Status: Completed 2014