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Affordable Eco-Housing

Affordable Eco-Housing

Sigurd Larsen is a Berlin based Danish architect working within the fields of architecture and furniture design. This year he created the two featured homes below: The Light House and The Green House,  both family houses designed for Frikøbing near Copenhagen in Denmark. The main purpose for this project was for the houses to be affordable and eco-friendly.

The Light House - the various sizes of windows have been carefully positioned to frame a view of the surrounding landscape or capture a ray of sunlight at a specific time of the day.

The house is naturally ventilated with the help of a three-layered window that allows temperature to be regulated as it enters the building, allowing for good air flow throughout.

True Nordic: the design is simple with white walls and concrete flooring. 

The houses have slight variations but are both designed to make use of passive cooling and heating in a bid to reduce energy consumption in line with Frikøbing's principles.

Inside The Green House

Just like The Light House, it features a simple arrangement of rooms that are devised to help keep construction costs low. The inside is entirely clad with birch plywood while the external finish is made of vertical, untreated, larch panels which will turn to a lighter silver tone over time, allowing the house to adapt to its surroundings.

Nordique loves: the minimal selection of furniture in muted and earthy tones.

So far,  just one of each of these houses has been built, but there are plans for other to be built. We think these houses are exceptional and we cannot wait to see more! 

 

Photo courtesy by: sigurdlarsen.com
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