A mix of tradition and innovation points towards a more sustainable way of building
The open spaces in the house, living room on the upper floor and kitchen are facing southwest and have ample daylight. Bedrooms are located to the north and east.
Vertically the house is partially open where the stairs come up through the floors and natural ventilation is created. In the winter, the house is heated with the help of a heat exchanger, as well as underfloor heating on all floors. Passive solar heating occurs when the sunlight shines through the large open spaces to the south and west.
Partner Morten Rask Gregersen's private house, built in Brønshøj, is both a private residence and an exploration for NORD Architects of new materials, typology and construction techniques that can be used in future projects. The interesting thing about the house is in particular the sustainable mass-wood elements, CLT, which is the primary material. Incidentally, the building is designed for disassembly, ie. the materials could be reused and recycled if this needed.
The house is composed of two floors and a high basement. The living room and 1st floor are built in mass-wood elements. The elements are finished with lye, giving the whole house a light and natural look. The exterior of the building is covered with charred douglas pine done in the Japanese Shou sugi ban method, where the wood is charred to give it low maintenance and to protect the wood .