Living Better

Photo: Melissa Ørnstrup


November 20 , 2021 - April 18, 2022

How do you squeeze a family down to less than 40 square meters? How do we succeed in living more sustainably and green without compromising the quality of life? How can architecture influence Danes to live better?

The architecture studio Vandkunsten celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 2020, but the studio’s values are more current than ever. The critically acclaimed exhibition, which started at Utzon Center in Aalborg, can be experienced on an even larger scale in Danish Architecture Center.

In the exhibition you can experience an entire house of 37 square meters. Furnished exactly as Vandkunsten believes we should live and ready for occupancy with room for a family of four people. The exhibition is built as a village with a greenhouse, common house and playground. It is a small community and a city that lives. So come and get an insight into the future with Vandkunsten.

Beauty in the imperfect

The exhibition Living Better Lives is not about the past. Its focal point is our future. For your home can help save the planet. Houses do not have to be perfect, because there is a lot of beauty to be found in what is used. In scratches, cracks and grease stains. The housing of the future must also be smaller, because large houses are bad for the climate and a waste of resources.

Developed by

The exhibition is developed in cooperation with Vandkunsten, Danish Architecture Center and Utzon Center with contributions from Bo Bedre.


The exhibition is funded by Realdania.