Living together in modern co-housing
Eco Village Co-Housing Concept
A start-up approached Vandkunsten Architects with a vision to create a series of modern co-housing villages with plenty of shared facilities, and community feeling.
Vandkunsten has developed a comprehensive building system and a series of site-specific master plans for the client. The cohousing concept offers endless variations on a theme and the different spatial-unit designs are used as an architectural tool for providing variation in the village and flexibility for its inhabitants. The formal design creates a separate identity and adds new spatial qualities to the houses. The buildings themselves and life within them promote a special concept for the community.
Eco-Villages are currently under development in Lejre, Albertslund and Ørestad.
The Eco-Village concept consists of small, compact living units with small front gardens – put together as row houses on a shared lot. The architectural concept is realized through the usage of affordable box modules
A generous influx of light is ensured by the building depth of no more than 7.5 metres.
Extra rooms can be added to this basic module and be combined to form a variety of layouts to satisfy different needs: from the tiny micro-unit – intended as student digs, single-parent homes, or senior residences – to the largest unit of 125m2, with enough space for several play rooms and nurseries.
12% of the built floor space is shared, in the form of a large community house and several smaller facilities distributed across the development. These can be used as music rooms and workshops, teenage dens and tool sheds
Project name: Eco-Village Co-housing Concept and Masterplans
Category:Co-Housing, Housing, Planning
Status: Under development - currently in Lejre, Ørestad, and Roskilde
Program: Housing and community
Activity: Concept development and masterplans
Job type: Commision
Construction system: Wood based prefabricated box units
Contact: Jan Albrechtsen, email@example.com