BIG unveils spiral-shaped modular housing improvement in Aarhus

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2022-10-03 10:47:32

Structure studio BIG has accomplished six curved housing blocks that mix to kind a spiral form on the Sneglehusene improvement close to Aarhus, Denmark.

Containing 93 properties, the Sneglehusene housing for developer Taekker Group kinds a part of the Nye neighbourhood to the north of Aarhus and was created utilizing a modular system developed by BIG and contractor CJ Group.

BIG has unveiled the spiral-shaped Sneglehusene housing improvement in Aarhus

The six curved blocks, which range from one to 4 tales, spiral out from a central park designed by BIG Panorama surrounding a small pond.

The general design for Sneglehusene, which interprets because the snail homes in reference to the developments’ spiral kind, was primarily based on the Dortheavej Residence housing that BIG and CJ Group beforehand created in Copenhagen.

Modular Sneglehusene housing in Denmark by BIG
Sneglehusene was made utilizing modular building strategies

“As an architect, one sometimes solely will get to construct a home as soon as,” mentioned BIG companion Finn Noerkjaer. “With the Sneglehusene, we got the chance to evolve our housing idea from an earlier challenge, whereas additionally growing the buildings’ personal id.”

“Our modular idea has made it attainable for us to take care of simplicity within the execution regardless of the development’s complexity, and we’ve got been allowed to enhance the idea with all our expertise,” he continued.

Modular housing near Aarhus
The blocks step all the way down to create terraces

The event has an analogous aesthetic to the Copenhagen housing, with the blocks damaged as much as create a “porous wall”.

As at Dortheavej Residence, a particular checked sample was created by stacking two modular buildings with the indented modules having 3.5-metre excessive ceilings and the protruding ones 2.5-metre excessive ceilings.

A collection of balconies have been positioned inside the indented areas, whereas the blocks step down on the ends to create bigger out of doors terraces.

The event comprises townhouses, multi-bedroom residences and studios that vary in scale from 50 sq. metres to 150 sq. metres.

Concrete ceiling in Danish apartment
The concrete construction is uncovered within the ceilings

The constructing’s concrete construction was clad with timber boards on its facades to specific the modular sample, whereas it was uncovered within the condo’s ceilings.

All the properties are dual-aspect with home windows dealing with inward and outward, whereas the studio aimed to open up inside areas with minimal inner partitions.

Bedroom with large window in Sneglehusene
The residences are all twin side

Based by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels in 2005, BIG is likely one of the world’s best-known structure studios. It has just lately accomplished a cantilevering housing block over IJ lake in Amsterdam and is growing BIG and Samoo unveil design for a “flood-proof” floating metropolis Oceanix Busan.

Ingels can be the co-founder of a housing startup named Nabr that intends to revolutionise the sector. “Architects or designers are, in a means, the final ones to get entangled [in housing] so it turns into very exhausting to be a part of a extra basic transformation of the business,” Ingels instructed Dezeen in an unique interview.

“That is mainly an try to use design, not simply to the ultimate product, however to the complete course of that delivers our properties.”

The images is by Rasmus Hjortshoj.


Venture credit:

Architect: BIG
Consumer: Tækker Group
Collaborators: Mads Gjesing, Cj Group, Spangenberg & Madsen, COWI
Companions-in-charge: Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær, David Zahle
Venture supervisor: Joos Jerne
Design lead: Nanna Gyldholm Møller, Høgni Laksafoss
BIG Panorama: Alexa Haraga, Anders Fønss, Camille Inès Sophie Breuil, Giulia Genovese, Lasse Ryberg Hansen, Ulla Hornsyld
BIG Engineering: Andrea Hektor, Andreas Bak, Andrew Robert Coward, Bjarke Koch-Ørvad, Cecilie Søs Brandt-Olsen, Duncan Horswill, Ewa Zapiec, Ivaylo Ignatov, Jesper Kanstrup Petersen, Jonathan Otis Navntoft Russell, Kaoan Hengles De Lima, Kristoffer Negendahl, Mikki Seidenschnur, Peter Andres Ehvert, Timo Harboe Nielsen, Tristan Robert Harvey
Group: Norbert Nadudvari, Wiktor Kacprzak, Axelle Bosman, Liliane Wenner, Christine Mulvad, Joanna Jakubowska, Johanna Schneider, Richard Garth Howis, Xinying Zhang, Mikkel M. R. Stubgaard, Katarina Mácková, Sean Edmund Deering, Søren Aagaard, Pawel Bussold, Mantas Povilaika, Espen Vik, Lucian Tofan, Jesper Bo Jensen



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