Living

Changing demographics call for new innovative solutions for living areas

NORD designs a large variety of typologies in different housing projects that share social sustainability as a common feature. We are involved in youth housing, senior housing, housing for elderly as well as villages for people with dementia. These projects often break down the borders between young and old, singles and families, home and institution, being sick and well. We challenge the conventional ways of living by suggesting more diversity, co-existence and intergenerational relations between people. 

We design for a high degree of flexibility and differentiation, with integration of the local community, landscape or urban areas and often link facilities. Integrating public functions, like a daycare center, restaurant, research center or a foodbank into a residential project can create new synergies and destinations for the neighborhood. 

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We use upcycled and recycled materials where it is possible and use LCC calculations to make smart solutions that are sustainable in the long run.  

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By this we encourage the development of cities that are livable, compact and sustainable. 

 

NORD creates projects using new innovative materials such as CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) for buildings in wood and we promote the use of recycled and upcycled materials. As architects, we feel a profound responsibility to keep pursuing the green agenda and we make efforts in achieving the global goals for sustainable living. 

 

We combine our humanistic perspective with a rich experience within building technology and use of materials. We work very consciously with the potentials of creating social sustainability and have a deep knowledge of engaging people in processes of co-creation. 

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We undertake the challenge of designing unique and high-quality sustainable housing projects in different scales. 

We promote the use of wood in our designs to keep the carbon footprint as minimal as possible and to create healthy buildings. 

 Intergenerational living is a kind of social network that makes communities stronger and more attractive.  

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Co-existence can solve some of the most urgent challenges of modern living in a sustainable way.  
 

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We work very consciously with the potentials of social sustainability and have a deep knowledge of engaging people in processes of co-creation.  

NORD Architects A/S  - Hejrevej 37, 2. - 2400 Copenhagen NV Denmark  +45 3369 0908