This modest black family property in Copenhagen was made by Danish architect Sigurd Larsen to be constructed for a budget of just £95,000 .
Sigurd Larsen, who is based in Berlin, made the 80-square-metre creating as an affordable residence for a family of three, but also as a prototype for low-cost housing in the Danish capital.
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Named Sorte Hus, which translates as Black Home, it was built for around €1,500 per square metre – just under £1,200. “To get it less expensive in Denmark is close to not possible,” the architect told Dezeen.
“The innovative and affordable single-loved ones residence combines intelligent use of prefabricated components to minimise costs, while utilising a straightforward spatial composition to maximise area,” he stated.
The single-storey building has a basic rectangular strategy, with a black-painted timber exterior, a glazed facade and a gently sloping gabled roof.
Its base is concrete, which provides passive heating and cooling, although a lightweight wooden framework was chosen so it could be prefabricated more than the winter and assembled in early spring.
The building occupies the maximum permitted area permitted by neighborhood planning regulations. A partition divides the space into two halves, with the living area at the front and the three equal-sized bedrooms at the back.
In contrast to the dark exterior, the bright interior functions white-painted and plywood wall surfaces, complemented by a choice of monochrome furniture pieces.
“In spite of the modest size, the family wished for person privacy and bright spacious rooms,” continued Larsen, whose previous projects consist of a collection of tables made to age effectively.
The south-facing wall of glazing maximises sunlight in the house, although modest high-level windows on the east and west facades were added to catch the “very first light of dawn and the final rays of dusk”.
A free-standing island accommodates the kitchen sink, cooker, fridge-freezer and storage locations.
In the summer time, the entire facade can be opened out to a wooden deck and surrounding garden.
Larsen is now operating on a related low-expense residence for a diverse family members, which is under construction elsewhere in the city.
Exploded axonometric diagram – Floor strategy –
Photography is by Madebygirls.