Lendager Group uses recycled materials to build 20 townhouses in Copenhagen

Recycled concrete, repurposed double-glazing and discarded flooring boards were all used in the construction of Upcycle Studios, a Copenhagen housing development designed by Lendager Group.

Danish architecture studio Lendager Group built the series of 20 new townhouses in the Ørestad district of Denmark's capital city.

All of the wood was sourced from Danish manufacture Dinesen, which would otherwise have discharged and burned part of the material, while windows were sourced from old buildings that had been renovated.

Plus a total of 850 tonnes of concrete was cast on site, using refuse from the construction of the Copenhagen Metro.

"To solve the climate crisis, we need to develop not only sustainable but regenerative solutions," said Lendager Group, which aims to promote a circular economy across its architecture projects.

"Upcycle Studios shows how we can decouple growth from emissions by looking at waste as a resource. We can build sustainable buildings without having to compromise on quality, aesthetics or price."

To the street, each long, thin house presents a large glazed facade with a geometric wooden frame, looking into a double-height reception space.

"The houses are designed to be spacious and to help promote sustainable living, creating a good indoor climate and making sharing easier," said the architecture studio.

"Upcycle Studios potentially reduces the total Co2 emissions over 50 years by about 60 per cent," Lendager Group added. "This not only makes it the circular home of tomorrow – it also becomes a pioneer housing project with a design that incentivises sustainable living."

Text: Jon Astbury
Photos: by Rasmus Hjortshøj for COAST.
from Archdaily https://www.dezeen.com/2019/04/16/upcycle-studios-townhouses-lendager-group-copenhagen-recycled-materials/