Sinus Lynge On Communities

2021 - Compass Stage


Investigating a new way of building


Sinus Lynge

Sinus Lynge

Founding Partner, Architect, EFFEKT


Sinus Lynge is part of EFFEKT whose creed is to create a positive impact through design. Camilla van Deurs is the city architect of Copenhagen and talks about the city hosting the World Capital of Architecture in 2023 and its challenges. 


Lynge introduces a shift of “ego to eco”, which furthers the understanding of community beyond the human community. In their projects the chois of material, here wood, is crucial as it is one of the only material on scale that sequesters and binds CO2. This ties into move from a linear to a circular resource model. But also new ways of financing were components of re-thinking the established traditions of the construction of homes. This came to realization in an urban project, in which different elements, such as public amenities (health and wellness, food and serving, working and learning) were positioned as a frame, “a soft edge”, around the individual housings/amenities – thus opening up the interaction between these housing communities and the city. The idea was to make a building system that can fit in many different locations, thus viable solutions for the global crisis we are facing.