Single-family houses of the future in Nyborg

The starting point for the Mini CO2 house project experiment by Realdania Byg in 2013 and 2014 was the construction of a handful of new single family homes on a plot west of Nyborg in eastern Funen, Denmark. Each in their own way, the houses will show how it is possible to reduce resource consumption, and thereby CO2 emissions, in the different phases of a building’s lifespan.

The starting point for the Mini CO2 house project experiment by Realdania Byg in 2013 and 2014 was the construction of a handful of new single family homes on a plot west of Nyborg in eastern Funen, Denmark. Each in their own way, the houses will show how it is possible to reduce resource consumption, and thereby CO2 emissions, in the different phases of a building’s lifespan.

The houses have been designed by five firms of architects in radically different styles. The Upcycle House is made exclusively from recycled materials, which has saved energy and CO2 during the construction phase.

The Maintenance-free Houses comprises two buildings, one constructed from traditional materials while the other is built from very modern materials which will not require any maintenance for the next 50 years. The Adaptable House is designed to address the energy optimisations which are typically expected of a single family house in the course of its lifespan. It is therefore more flexible in relation to its construction and layout. The Quota House distinguishes itself by making visible the building’s total energy consumption and thereby encouraging the family to save.

Troldtekt has been used in the Adaptable House, which was designed by GXN and Henning Larsen Architects, who say, “There are, of course, many other flexible houses but these are often one-off properties which cost a small fortune. Here, we are working with an adaptable house which has been constructed for market conditions. The good news is that the Adaptable House offers a practical home for all the family and is built to high quality standards but at an affordable price - that is new.”

The Quota House was designed by Pluskontoret Arkitekter who also say that Troldtekt was their obvious choice. “Firstly, the product is sustainable but it is also benefit that many installations in the house can be easy to access by simply removing a ceiling panel. Good acoustics and a good indoor climate have also been on our list of priorities, as we believe these are important qualities to have in a home.”

Facts

Project:
Mini CO2 house, The Adaptable HouseMini CO2 house, The Quota HouseMini CO2 house, The Standard House
Architects:
Henning Larsen Architects and GXNPluskontoret ArkitekterBenée Huse & Luplau & Poulsen
Client:
Realdania Byg
Troldtekt Products
Ceiling panels:
Troldtekt acoustic panels
Colour:
Painted white 101
Structure:
Ultrafine (1.0 mm wood wool)
Edge design:
5 mm bevelled edges, K5, installed with Troldtekt screws
Text & Photos
Text:
Thomas Wilhelmsen and Nadia Bjørnson-Langen
Photos:
Jesper Ray and Helene Høyer Mikkelsen