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Bucolic Vejlskovgaard Stable is Like Club Med for 300 Dairy Cows in Denmark
Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 8, 2013 @ 9:18 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery | No Comments
Have you ever wondered what a cow's life is like in Denmark? Ok, neither have we, but it is interesting to note the amazing attention to detail given to the Vejlskovgaard stable in Odder. The 8,800 square meter facility is connected to an adjacent farm that has been owned by the same family for generations. Designed by LUMO Architects, Vejlskovgaard stable is both attractive and respectful of the bucolic landscape, and - perhaps more importantly - promotes a healthy environment for the 300 dairy cows sheltered within.
In Denmark, the law states that milk can only be labeled organic if the cows that produced it have spent at least 150 days at pasture . We’re not certain whether these cows are able to roam free on that pretty green hill behind the stable, but we can affirm that great effort has been made to ensure that conditions inside are comfortable and conducive to high milk production.
Specifically designed to have plenty of outsight, the cross-shaped stable is full of light  and exceptionally well ventilated to circulate the cows’ methane fumes . Connected to the nearby farm and carefully placed to harmonize with the landscape, this stable also has a welcoming front for the local community, staff and visitors. Anyone who has seen a similar facility in the United States will know what we mean when we say that Vejlskovgaard stable is like Club Med for dairy cows.
Via Arch Daily 
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URLs in this post:
 at least 150 days at pasture: http://www.whff.info/info/conferences/ehc2007/02%20Farming%20and%20milk%20production%20in%20Denmark.pdf
 full of light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/daylighting/
 cows’ methane fumes: http://inhabitat.com/scientists-to-make-cows-fart-like-kangaroos/
 + LUMO Architects: http://www.lumo.dk/index.php?id=7
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/315610/vejlskovgaard-stable-lumo-architects/
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