Danish architects Leth & Gori teamed up with the philanthropic foundation Realdania, Buro Happold and several other organizations to build affordable residences in Nyborg, Denmark. Six houses were built by six different architects, and Leth & Gori’s conceived their Brick House as a structure built for at least five generations of inhabitants. The house is said to require zero maintenance for the first 50 years, and has a minimum life span of 150 years.
Copenhagen office Leth & Gori decided to create sustainable homes by revisiting materials and solutions from historic houses that have proven to be robust and have a long life span. Part of a development program titled Mini-CO2 houses, Brick House was built by focusing on aiding the inhabitants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The architects used exposed clay blocks and raw plywood to create a maintenance-free interior.
The house is one of six affordable residences in Nyborg, each designed by different architect with a different approach to sustainability. Taking part in Realdania’s philanthropic initiative, the collaborators on the Brick House project included Buro Happold, Teknologisk Institut, SBi, MURO and Nini Leimand, KADK Institute 2, main contractor, Ebbe Bernth Murer og Tømrer, bricklayer, Murermester Ask Askholm, carpenter, Ole Larsen & Sønner v. Anders Larsen ApS.