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Cubic Houses / ADEPT

Cubic Houses / ADEPT

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Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 125000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017
  • Photographs Photographs: Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Dalton, Randers Tegl, Unoform
© 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
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© 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

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Address: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cite: "Cubic Houses / ADEPT" 15 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/877631/cubic-houses-adept/> ISSN 0719-8884
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