LETH & GORIによる長寿命でメンテナンスのいらない家「BRICK HOUSE」

デンマークの若手建築家デュオ、LETH & GORIによるクレイレンガで作られた5世代先にも残る家「BRICK HOUSE」を紹介します。

この家はリールダニア慈善基金による”Mini CO2 houses”というプロジェクトで設計されました。このプロジェクトの目的は低予算かつサステナビリティの高い家を開発すること。その問いにクレイレンガという強くて丈夫な素材で答えたのが「BRICK HOUSE」です。

「BRICK HOUSE」の外壁は、全て一つの素材「粘土」で出来ています。クレイレンガとブロックを使用することにより、家自体が呼吸することで優れた室内環境を持つ家となっています。3匹の子豚の例を出すまでもなく、レンガで作られた家は長寿命、そして堅牢で強固です。



伝統的なレンガ造りの家と最新の技術を融合させる事で50年間メンテナンスフリー、そして最低150年続く家が「BRICK HOUSE」です。

LETH & GORIはデンマークを拠点に活躍する若手の建築家デュオです。建築、アート、デザインを組み合わせることでユニークで革新的なプロジェクトに取り組む彼らの作品はこちらから


LETH & GORI’s Brick House is a project that creates innovation by reinventing history. By revisiting materials and solutions from historic houses which have proven to be robust and have a long life span a new type of contemporary sustainable house is created.

Brick House is part of a development project titled Mini-CO2 houses initiated by the philanthropic foundation Realdania. The goal of Realdania’s project is to develop affordable sustainable houses with a low CO2 footprint. A total of six houses have been built on a site in Nyborg Denmark. Each house with a different approach to how CO2 reduction can be achieved for example by focusing on materials and building techniques or by focusing on aiding the inhabitants to reduce CO2.

Brick House has two main objectives; to create a house which is maintenance free for 50 years; and to create a house with a life span of minimum 150 years.

Brick House is based on a vision of a house that is alive and can breathe. This vision is realised by reducing the wall construction of the house to one material; clay. By using clay blocks and bricks a solid and homogeneous and first of all simple outer wall is created. This outer wall is diffusion-open thus allowing the building to breathe just like the traditional solid brick houses that have proven to last. In addition the reduction to one wall material reduces the number of joints between different materials and the potential building mistakes that these joints traditionally causes.

The solid brick walls result in a robust and healthy house with a long lifespan, good indoor climate and low maintenance.

Brick House rediscovers knowledge and techniques from traditional brick houses in Denmark. Especially the houses from the era of the National Association for Better Building Traditions [Bedre Byggeskik] from the beginning of the 20’est century has served as examples. As the name suggests these houses have a strong focus on creating buildings that are built well with good technical solutions, craftsmanship and materials. Brick House uses the same principles to build a contemporary home with a long life span thus adapting the best of historic buildings but at the same time integrating new knowledge and techniques. The result is a house that radiates qualities of architecture and craftsmanship.

LETH & GORI is a young Danish architecture office with an international profile. LETH & GORI specializes in architecture and urban design. LETH & GORI is committed to the creation of unique, innovative projects by combining architecture, design, and art. LETH & GORI has received international acknowledgement with prizes in open international competitions in Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Austria and Sweden.

from website.

Project: Brick House
Place: Steensager 4, Nyborg, Denmark
Client: Realdania Byg
Competition start: April 2013
Completion: November 2014 — Official inauguration June 2014
Area: 136 m2.
Budget: 2.4 mil. DKK
Photo credit: STAMERS KONTOR
Architects: LETH & GORI / Uffe Leth og Karsten Gori
Engineer: Buro Happold ApS
Consultants: Teknologisk Institut Nini Leimand, KADK — Institut 2 Muro
Main contractor: Ebbe Bernth Murer og Tømrer
Bricklayer: Murermester Ask Askholm
Carpenter: Ole Larsen & Sønner v. Anders Larsen ApS

posted by Shin Yamashita.