> Eco Housing: A Story of Sustainable Living​


> Denmark


Team Members:

​Nicolai Qvist Krarup


This project contains different strategies to eliminate loneliness. The first is a so-called “Green Start”. These areas are the same for all apartments and should be considered as the general entrance to the apartments. This part is designed for movement but leads to stays for spontaneous meetings between neighbours. The area can be compared to a suburban street- a place where children in can play, a place to sit in the early morning sun and a place were residents can meet over spontaneous gathering points near various plants and trees.

The internal part of the building is designed with different shifts in the facade. This part allows meetings between the different apartments- and contributes to a feeling of community between the residents. The inner courtyard, is considered as an open atrium according to the warmer climates (render1) and works as a glass covered area for colder climates (render 3). The atrium/courtyard contributes to a green and inspiring “neighbourhood”.

People are different and have different social needs. Therefore, this project contains several types of social occasions and the degrees of privacy differentiates depending on where you live in the complex. the idea was to create a couple of apartment types that contributes to a dynamic, inspiring and active outdoor environment. People use more than 50% at their home. How can we activate social interaction within the frames of the apartments? We split up the classic plan of a apartment and tie them together over a common area.

The last strategy is the function-area. It is born out of the aspiration for a socially sustainable architecture. By providing the residents with a shielded space that they can in- habit and therefore relate to, activities can unfold and create social bonds between the residents.

eliminate loneliness through design