Terraced homes with a focus on wellbeing
For property developers Tetris A/S, a home is so much more than a roof over your head. They analyse the needs of everyone from seniors to children and families. The Kernehusene development is an example of housing conceived from the perspective of everyday family life.
The terraced houses span two floors and come in two sizes, available to rent. Architecturally, the homes are positioned in staggered rows and are built with wooden facades painted in translucent pale colours to allow the grain and structure of the wood to breathe life and lightness into the homes. The Kernehusene development also includes a communal building with a guest room, orangery and lots of activities for children. Parking for the two-storey homes is some way away to keep the spaces between the houses safe for children to roam. There is equal focus on environmental and social sustainability, which are some of the criteria for DGNB Gold certification.
Materiality is key
The open-plan kitchen/family room is the heart of the house, as the first room you enter and the hub of the home. The living room overlooks the small garden on the opposite side. An open, elegant staircase connects to the upper floor, where there are either 3 or 4 bedrooms. The two floors are seamlessly connected through the consistent use of materials – notably the natural wood Troldtekt ceilings, which add to the desired contemporary, raw look. At the same time, the Troldtekt ceilings ensure superior acoustics, which is important for the ‘indoor climate’ and atmosphere in these compact homes.
The Kernehusene development in Slagelse is located next to Sophushaven, another development by Tetris A/S and one of several senior co-housing communities designed according to its Agora concept. A sense of community and sustainable values are paramount here, with a large covered communal space.