Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Tankefuld in Svendborg, Denmark by Pluskontoret Architects
April 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Pluskontoret Architects
Tankefuld is a prize winning sustainable public housing project which creates social interaction between its users, based on a DGNB approach.
Tankefuld(7000 m2) is a public housing project that, just like us as people, is defined by different characteristics.3
A community house and total of 67 low energy homes, from multi-storey apartments to traditional townhouses, some with balconies, some with roof terraces. The flat roofs are designed with 3 different solutions: roof terraces, photovoltaic panels or sedum, to support all 5 categories of sustainability due to DGNB standards.
The building’s main facade is oriented southwest to ensure the best possible use of passive solar heating. By placing the buildings across the lie of the land, recreational areas appear between the houses where the terrain, rainwater gutters and swamp beds use natural inclination to divert rain water away from buildings and into the water basin, to support the social, technical, environmental and economic sustainability.
The building is like a patchwork quilt over the land, and varies by changes in altitude, outward perspectives, smaller nooks, differences in scale, planting areas and recreational spaces. The project’s various squares and roads can be used in a multi-functional way, for sport, playing and parking, to support the social and process sustainability.
The neighborhood is built with classic, well-known and long lasting materials. The idea is for the materials to age over the years, such as the planting areas between the houses which become more established and more appealing through time. This evolution is similar to the small neighborhoods we know from historical Danish towns … lifetime proved sustainable environments.
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Category: Housing Development