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‘The Sil(o)houette’ by C.F. Møller Architects (DK)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 03.05.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'The Sil(o)houette' by C.F. Møller Architects

The Danish architectural practice C.F. Møller recently unveilded this new apartment building – a conversion of an old disused silo complex into a ‘rural high-rise’, with 21 high-quality residences composed as individual and unique ‘stacked villas’.

'The Sil(o)houette' by C.F. Møller Architects

“The ‘stacked villas’ are an alternative to standard apartments or to detached suburban sprawl, and are a mix of single storey flats and maisonettes, meaning that even the lower levels fully get to enjoy the views, and that no two flats are the same.

The actual silo contains staircases and lifts, and provides the base of a common roof terrace. Around the tower, the apartments are built up upon a steel structure in eye-catching forms which protrude out into the light and the landscape – a bit like Lego bricks.

This unusual structure with its protrusions and displacements provides all of the apartments with generous outdoor spaces, and views of Aarhus Bay and the city itself. Similarly, every apartment enjoys sunlight in the morning, mid-day and evening, whether placed to the north or south of the silo structure.”

'The Sil(o)houette' by C.F. Møller Architects

The interlaced annexes create intimate living spaces with a maximum of direct natural light.

'The Sil(o)houette' by C.F. Møller Architects

'The Sil(o)houette' by C.F. Møller Architects

Silo before conversion

Location: Løgten, Denmark
Client: Løgten Midt A/S
Architect: C. F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma
Landscape Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
Engineer: Niras
Size: 3000 m2 (silo conversion housing), 1500 m2 (mixed-use urban centre)
Year: 2004-2010


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