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The building industry accounts for one-third of global emissions. If we’re to build responsibly with the planet and human health in mind, it’s crucial we implement and scale low-carbon alternatives.
In partnership with Artelia and EFFEKT, we set out to create an affordable housing typology with an ultra-low carbon footprint. The result is Living Places – an experimental living environment featuring a 3 times lower CO2 footprint and a 3 times better indoor climate than in an average Danish single-family house.
Living Places Copenhagen includes seven full-scale prototypes – five open pavilions and two completed houses. Each prototype is curated to show the synergy between how we live in homes and communities.
Built using existing technologies and materials, Living Places demonstrates that we do not have to wait for future technology to build far more sustainable homes that are healthy, affordable and beautiful to live in. We have everything we need – now it’s time to scale.
Can’t join us in Copenhagen?
If you can’t make it to Copenhagen to see Living Places in person, use our interactive tool to take a virtual tour. Explore every corner of the seven prototypes from afar and get a deeper insight into the details of the project.
With Living Places, we’ve proven that it is possible to build homes with a carbon footprint 3x lower than today’s standard. We hope this inspires others to design homes that are not only affordable, but also scalable and socially responsible.
Experience the houses
Explore the Living Places houses, designed with a strong focus on the indoor climate through the five healthy building principles. Each material, design and building technique has been carefully considered to reduce environmental impact and improve human health.
Explore this fully functional home in timber frame with natural ventilation and wood/wood windows.
Discover this fully functional home in cross-laminated timber with hybrid ventilation and wood/aluminium windows.
Making true changes within the building industry requires a collaborative approach. With Living Places, the architects, engineers, contractors and VELUX have worked closely together from the initial concept to the final construction. Partnership and commitment of all partners to sustainable goals of the project were vital in achieving the results.