Norrebrogade 66 D, 2200 Copenahgen N, Denmark
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Mountain Dwellings
How do you combine the splendours of the suburban backyard with the social intensity of urban density? The Mountain Dwellings are the 2nd generation of the VM Houses - Same client, same size and same street. The program, however, is 2/3 parking and 1/3 living. What if the parking area became the foundation of the homes - like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the 1st to the 11th floor? Rather than doing two separate buildings next to each other- a parking and a housing block - we decided to merge the two functions into a symbiotic relationship. The parking area needs to be connected to the street and the homes require sunlight, fresh air and a view, thus all apartments have roof gardens facing the sun, amazing views and street parking on the 10th floor. The Mountain Dwellings appear as a suburban neighborhood of garden homes flowing over a 10-storey building - suburban living with urban density.