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Friday, November 20, 2009

VM Houses - PLOT = BIG + JDS

If people are different then why are all apartments alike?


VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

The VM Houses are two residential blocks formed as the letters V and M. The blocks are formed as such to allow for daylight, privacy and views.

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

The vis-à-vis with the neighbour is eliminated by pushing the slab in its centre, ensuring diagonal views to the vast and open, surrounding fields. All apartments have a double-height space to the north and wide panoramic views to the south. The logic of the diagonal slab utilized in the V house is broken down in smaller portions for the M house.

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing
In this project, the typology of the Unite d’ Habitation of Le Corbusier is reinterpreted and improved; the central corridors are short and receive light from both ends, like bullet holes penetrating the building.

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

The VM Houses offer more than 80 different apartment types that are programmatically flexible and open to the individual needs of contemporary life – a mosaic of different life forms.

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing
Architects: BIG + JDS = PLOT
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Collaborators: Plot, JDS, MOE & Brodsgaard
Client: Hopfner A/S, Dansk Olie Kompagni A/S
Contractor: Hopfner A/S
Program: 230 Apartments
Construction period: 2004 – 2005
Total Area: 25000 sqm
Photography: BIG & JDS


VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

VM-Houses, PLOT-BIG-JDS, Architecture, Glass, Housing

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