Upcycle Studios: Sustainable housing adaptable to life’s different stages


© Rasmus Hjortshøj, COAST Studio

In Ørestad, the renowned eco-warriors at Lendager Group have designed 22 townhouses that show the way to a more sustainable future.

The interior layout of Upcycle Studios has been purposefully left open to interpretation. Over three stories, including a rooftop terrace and a street-level garage, the rooms can be configured as a suitable family home, as two separate apartments or as a combination of home and studio.

A walk around Upcycle Studio gives you a sense of looking upon a giant origami structure filled with surprising graphic details. Worth noting art the upper stories in wood that jut out over the upcycled ground floor windows, as well as the inner windows with cognac-colored wooden frames, and an outer layer in sleek matte black. The broken lines interrupt the surface, drawing your eyes to the intriguing layer of upcycled window materials. These two layers contribute to energy savings and give the design an extraordinary visual edge.

Upcycle Studios is a pioneering project within sustainable construction. However, the flexible interior layout of the housing makes it extra interesting. Designing sustainably and with an understanding that our changeable lives require changeable housing is one of the future’s big challenges.


Two of Lendager’s other sustainable buildings, Resource Townhouses and Copenhagen Towers are both located not far from Upcycle Studios.




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