House of Families by Fantastic Norway

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House of Families by Fantastic Norway

Norwegian studio Fantastic Norway have designed a series of interconnected homes for disadvantaged women and children in Nuuk, Greenland.

House of Families by Fantastic Norway

Called House of Families, the scheme features a cluster of dwellings that are connected to each other by communal living areas, playrooms, kitchens and meeting places.

House of Families by Fantastic Norway

The project forms part of a larger development of the city centre, led by Dahl & Uhre Arkitekter and TNT Nuuk.

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The following information is from the architects:


HOUSE OF FAMILIES

“House of families” is a building for disadvantaged young women with young children in Nuuk / Greenland, designed by Fantastic Norway:

The project is part of an overall strategic plan for the Nuuk center called "Middle of the world, the middle of Nuuk", led by Dahl & Uhre architects and TNT Nuuk architects. Invited into the over all project is also MDH architects, Fantastic Norway. 42 architects + Regionalassociates, M: ARC + + Arkitekti Helena Lennert are also invited as guests in this project. The client is the Greenland Home rule and Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq.

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The house’s main task will be to teach families and mothers to fend for themselves, enabling them to live an independent life. The building will appear as inviting and protective, safe and friendly. The building mass is broken up into smaller building volume. This way the building is perceived not as a large institution, but rather a composite of many small houses: Of many families.

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A social network can be for many the road back to society, therefore the building’s “conceptual backbone” is a range of social zones and meeting places binding the different functions together. Everyday common functions such as kitchens, playgrounds and sitting room is the building’s “red line“.  Beyond this, the building also protects the out door areas against a rough climatic situation. The building mass is dense and closed towards the north. The out door spaces are also protected from the wind and rain from the southwest.

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Towards the south the building breaks up and lets light and greenery into the park in front of the building. Further on the Family House has a thorough ecological profile. In addition to connection to an external heating system, the building is self-sufficient with heating, the passive house technology, solar panels and water heating. A technological management system regulates and controls the energy consumption.

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TEAM:

Fantastic Norway: Anette c.Flygansvær, Håkon Matre Aasarød, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Ingeborg c.Lindheim og Simon Pranter.

The overall strategic plan for the Nuuk center is led by Dahl&Uhre arkitekter og TNT Nuuk arkitekter, in colaboration with MDH arkitekter, Fantastic Norway, 42 architects +Regionalassociates , M:ARC+ Arkitekti+Helena Lennert.

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Posted on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 3:18 pm by Catherine Warmann. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • John

    Looks like the ACME hunsett mill scheme

  • justin

    looks like a really sharp project. can we get a rendering of the buildings in context? I want to know how tall the adjacent buildings are.

    • felix

      there is no context yet

      "The project is part of an overall strategic plan for the Nuuk center called 'Middle of the world, the middle of Nuuk'"

      there's nothing that looks like that site plan in Nuuk, it's just proposed

  • http://www.francoisbeydoun.com French1st

    Lovely! It looks like a fairy tail!

  • http://individual.cl/ æon

    At first view it doesn't seems to has any order or alignment at all, but there is an alignment. Some people are going to discover a new way to understand landscapes.

  • alice in wonderland

    snow angels… perfect!

  • alice

    snow angels… wow

  • bubble

    the first pitch house i really like

  • felix

    so there's no landscaping? we just assume it'll snow all the time

  • felix

    what;s the purpose of the two wardrobes next to conference rooms? i'm also very confused by apartment 26. they seem to have no beds, and one of them has an awful arrangement of doors for no obvious reason

  • ywg

    looks like a mold factory…. the water and ice are going to get in those walls with out eaves… sky lights on social housing are goung to leak… to make this look cool they are going to compromise the inhabitants

  • adelexchong

    Kinda looks like a downscaled version of Iceberg, the new JDS/ SeARCH project in Aarhus.

  • Bo!

    looks like something out of Björk's video.

  • karl

    nice, Fantastic Norway are brilliant.
    (and as for references and such, Sou Fujimoto is an abvious one, nothing bad in that tho)

  • habitables

    What a great concept. It's refreshing to see an idea with such lofty goals, and the design is 'fantastic' to boot.

  • http://www.edwardtorres.net EddieMambo

    So Nice – I agree with French Man, Looks like a Fairy Tale. Cool Colors