the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Apartments
  4. Denmark
  5. ADEPT
  6. 2017
  7. Cubic Houses / ADEPT

Cubic Houses / ADEPT

  • 03:00 - 15 August, 2017
Cubic Houses / ADEPT
Cubic Houses / ADEPT, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 19

© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

Text description provided by the architects. ADEPTs recently completed Cubic Houses in Copenhagen, DK shows a playful residential complex that breaks down the scale of a large building volume while offering a generous variation to the in-progress development of a new neighborhood.

Site Plan
Site Plan

The design of the Cubic Houses aims to balance the client’s wish for a large amount of square meters with the envisioned character of urban life in the new development neighborhood. The result is a residential complex that breaks down the building volume into several individual ‘cubes’ - stacked and shifted on top of each other.

© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

The configuration of cubes reflects the rhythm of a human scale and works against long stretches of the street with no variation or human activity. The design adapts to the overall urban scale of the neighborhood, yet contributes to a varied and lively small-scale atmosphere along the central canal.

© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
Section
Section
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

In its basic concept, Cubic Houses is a regular building slap with spacious and simple apartment layouts. Maintaining the vertical stairways, the eight brick cubes shift in relation to each other, both at the ground floor and higher up. The shifting of volumes breaks eventual turbulence and adapts the building to local microclimatic conditions.

© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
ADEPT
Office
Cite: "Cubic Houses / ADEPT" 15 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/877631/cubic-houses-adept/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

立方住宅 / ADEPT

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.