The Brick House02. Jul2014
Brick House has two main objectives: to create a house which is maintenance free for 50 years, and to create a house with a life span of minimum 150 years.
With this thought in mind, the Danish architecture firm Leth and Gori created a brick house that use the traditional Danish brick house building techniques, a techinque that help to maintain and preserve the house lifespan.
'What if a house can last at least five generations instead of two?' was the question that LEth and Gori posed to themselves.
"The Brick House is a project that creates innovation by reinventing history (and respecting tradition). By revisiting materials and solutions from historic houses which have proven to be robust and have a long life span a new type of contemporary sustainable house is created. Brick House is part of a development project titled Mini-CO2 houses initiated by the philanthropic foundation Realdania. The goal of Realdania’s project is to develop affordable sustainable houses with a low CO2 footprint. A total of six houses have been built on a site in Nyborg Denmark. Each house with a different approach to how CO2 reduction can be achieved for example by focusing on materials and building techniques or by focusing on aiding the inhabitants to reduce CO2" - Leth and Gori
Photos by Laura Stamer (Stamers Kontor) for Dezeen.