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Brick House / LETH & GORI

  • 01:00 - 20 June, 2014
Brick House / LETH & GORI
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Steensager 4, 5800 Nyborg, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Uffe Leth og Karsten Gori
  • Area

    136.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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  • Engineer

    Buro Happold ApS
  • Consultants

    Teknologisk Institut, Nini Leimand, KADK - Institut 2, Muro
  • Main Contractor

    Ebbe Bernth Murer og Tømrer
  • Bricklayer

    Murermester Ask Askholm
  • Carpenter

    Ole Larsen & Sønner v. Anders Larsen ApS
  • Client

    Realdania Byg
  • Budget

    2.4 mil. DKK
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From the architect. 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.

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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.

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A [long] living house

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.

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Reducing complexity

Brick House is based on a vision of a house that is alive and can breathe. This vision is realised by reducing the wall construction of the house to one material; clay. By using clay blocks and bricks a solid and homogeneous and first of all simple outer wall is created. This outer wall is diffusion-open thus allowing the building to breathe just like the traditional solid brick houses that have proven to last. In addition the reduction to one wall material reduces the number of joints between different materials and the potential building mistakes that these joints traditionally causes.

Interlacing Masonry
Interlacing Masonry

The solid brick walls result in a robust and healthy house with a long lifespan, good indoor climate and low maintenance.

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Revisiting history

Brick House rediscovers knowledge and techniques from traditional brick houses in Denmark. Especially the houses from the era of the National Association for Better Building Traditions [Bedre Byggeskik] from the beginning of the 20’est century has served as examples. As the name suggests these houses have a strong focus on creating buildings that are built well with good technical solutions, craftsmanship and materials. Brick House uses the same principles to build a contemporary home with a long life span thus adapting the best of historic buildings but at the same time integrating new knowledge and techniques. The result is a house that radiates qualities of architecture and craftsmanship.  

Cite: "Brick House / LETH & GORI" 20 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/516624/brick-house-leth-and-gori/>
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Hubstacks Office · May 08, 2015

We were completely influenced in L&G's project.
Scan it to see our 3d illustration of this house ;)
Enjoy our work!

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