Playful Cubic Houses: A Unique, Spacious Residential Complex in Copenhagen
ADEPT Completes Playful Cubic Houses in Copenhagen
ADEPT architectural studio has recently completed a residential complex in Copenhagen that breaks down the scale of a large building volume while offering a generous variation to the in-progress development of a new neighbourhood. The Cubic Houses project aims to balance the client’s wish for a large amount of square meters with the envisioned character of urban life in the new development neighbourhood.
The Cubic Houses project reflects the rhythm of a human scale and works against long stretches of street with no variation or human activity. The design adapts to the overall urban scale of the neighbourhood, yet contributes to a varied and lively small-scale atmosphere along the central canal. The configuration of cubes breaks down the building volume into several individual ‘cubes’ - stacked and shifted on top of each other.
In its basic concept, Cubic Houses is a regular building slap with spacious and simple apartment layouts. The eight brick cubes shift in relation to each other, both at the ground floor and higher up. The shifting of volumes breaks eventual turbulence and adapts the building to local microclimatic conditions. The result is a residential complex that offers a generous variation to the in-progress development of a new neighbourhood.
The design of the Cubic Houses project is playful and unique, offering a fresh take on residential architecture. The project’s playful design breaks down the scale of a large building volume while offering a generous variation to the in-progress development of a new neighbourhood. With its spacious and simple apartment layouts, the Cubic Houses project is a comfortable and stylish place to call home.