“houses are arranged in a loose group with restricted access for the car and an entry on one side; the other side opens to a pond, a slope, or some other aspect of a very picturesque setting. a more or less random grouping results, but the impression is of repetitive units.”

27/08/2012 § 1 Comment

jorn utzon, kingohusene 1956-60

 

although there are several different plans, each house has a courtyard about 50 feet square that is defined by a brick wall.  attached to two walls of the court and opening onto it is an l-shaped house; a tile roof slopes from the top of the wall down to the house’s inside edge.  entry is usually into the intersection of the legs of the l, with dining and living spaces in one direction, bedrooms in the other…

although the plan of each house is clear, the organization of the site seems random; relationships to other buildings do not seem specific, and it is probably significant that the later project at fredensborg incorporated a community center – a gesture to community life that the kingo houses could not claim.

-modern housing prototypes

 

seemingly random

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[title + text]     Sherwood, Roger. Modern Housing Prototypes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1978. 45-48. Print.

[images]     via arquitectures 234.

[more modern housing prototypes]     for another interesting project mentioned on ayh check out this post on atelier 5.

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