Location: Denmark, Fuglsang Allé, Herning
Client: M2 a/s
Project Area: 4,300 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Mads B. Moller, Thomas Mølvig, CEBRA & Adam Mørk
This is a perfect example of a composite building, sort of deconstructivism nature.
The building is composed of five blocks, the design of which is based upon a wish of creating a fluild concept able to contain different accommodation units within the same idea and idiom. The modules were made so that they can be adapted to each individual habitant and to the demand and will consequently be suitable for a wide segment of residents. The flats in the five blocks are well situated around a centrally placed staircase (the main core of the house); on the ground floor there is a parking area (also for bicycles) for the residents, depots and rooms for residual waste cans.
The main idea was to build all five elements with three to five flats depending on requirements as to size and inner arrangement. Afterward the intention is to imitate “a stroke with an axe” in order to give the building an aesthetic distinctive character as well as functional advantages. The strokes are placed where they will give the optimum conditions for view and daylight in the depth of the building. Apart from giving view and sunlight the strokes also create a private terrace for each flat. The inner arrangement of the flats consists of regular rooms which are contrasted by the oblique angles made by the strokes of an axe. Due to the combination of the different arrangement of the three stories of the blocks, the number of flats and the placement of the strokes you will see five elements with a different exterior, yet architecturally closely related to one another.