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Exploring A NEW Perception of Space at EKKO installation, Denmark

Exploring A NEW Perception of Space at EKKO installation, Denmark | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Visitors to this installation in northern Denmark by German artist Thilo Frank are invited to walk through a contorted loop of timber while listening to the sounds of their voices and footsteps played back to them.

A circle of concrete paving creates a continuous walkway, while 200 wooden frames with incrementally different dimensions provide the twisted structure surrounding it. Microphones are hidden within the wooden beams and record the sounds that are continuously played back through tiny speakers to create a distorted echo.

The work acts as an archive of sounds and at the same time the visitors' perception of space and presence is amplified," explained Frank.

 

 


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Sustainable Housing in Denmark by Lendager Architects

Sustainable Housing in Denmark by Lendager Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Lendager Architects announced their first prize win in the competition to build the first DGNB-certified housing project in Denmark in Næstved.

DGNB is a new green building certification system expected to become the scale for sustainability in Europe. DGNB-Certification focuses on three equally weighted parameters: Environmental-, Social- and economical sustainability, for a holistic evaluation of built projects.

In total, the project will have 24 single family homes, built around a shared courtyard to encourage community and shared resources. Passive solar design with optimized window and shade placement allows for passive cooling and heating. Energy efficient design, including a tight thermal envelope with energy saving systems reduces power consumption, while rooftop photovoltaics produce electricity. Green roofs protect the home and provide further insulation. A close connection with nature and gardens encourages residents to live off the land.

As Lendager Architects told us about the project, “We wanted to answer the questions of how we can build without affecting the environment, how we can build without using new materials, how we can build houses that produce more energy than they use, and how sharing becomes a natural part of the daily life.”
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