Almenbolig+

Almenbolig+ is an affordable housing concept. Based on a ‘standardized variation’, it is an efficient prefabricated system designed to be economical and production friendly while allowing great flexibility in design possibilities.

Like large-scale building blocks, the prefab system can be used to form four-story point houses, row houses or even conventional single-family houses. It can be used to create single apartments to large family apartments. They can be used to build houses with private gardens or private terraces. The flexibility of the building blocks also allow differentiation that interacts with the landscape to create attractive and varied outdoor spaces – e.g. individual spaces for private gardens and larger common spaces.

In 2018, more than 400 housing units on more than eight sites have been completed in the greater Copenhagen area based on the Almenbolig+ concept. The possibilities it allows have resulted various designs in Arenakvarteret in Ørestad, Albertslund, Ishøj, Jyllinge and Herlev.

Program: Housing
Size: +400 units between 80-100 sqm
Location: Eight different sites in and around Copenhagen
Client: KAB and 3B
Year: 2014 -
Type: Framework agreement
Collaborators: ONV, Scandibyg, Basco
Role: Main landscape advisor and architectural advisor
Status: Completed / Ongoing
Team JAJA: Kathrin Gimmel, Jakob Christensen, Jan Tanaka, Stephen Dietz-Hodgson, Sam De Boever, Mette Greve, Natalia Gruszczynska, Marie Louise Thorning, Mads Sørensen

THE SYSTEM

The base modules can be organized in numerous variations. From detached low-dense housing to rowhouses and four-story point houses, they can form different apartment layouts and various building typologies.

THE SYSTEM

The base modules can be organized in numerous variations. From detached low-dense housing to rowhouses and four-story point houses, they can form different apartment layouts and various building typologies.

STANDARDIZED VARIATION

Like large-scale building blocks, the system can form different apartment sizes and types, which altogether allow the possibility to create housing developments with broad demographic compositions.

STANDARDIZED VARIATION

Like large-scale building blocks, the system can form different apartment sizes and types, which altogether allow the possibility to create housing developments with broad demographic compositions.

FOUR STORIES

In Nordrefælled Kvarteret in Ørestad Almenbolig+ was used to form four-story housing to achieve a certain density.

FOUR STORIES

In Nordrefælled Kvarteret in Ørestad Almenbolig+ was used to form four-story housing to achieve a certain density.

HOUSES IN THE GREEN

In Jyllinge, the housing was completed adjacent to a green recreational area. Here Almenbolig+ was two stories with a large roof that slopes down in relation to the surrounding landscape.

HOUSES IN THE GREEN

In Jyllinge, the housing was completed adjacent to a green recreational area. Here Almenbolig+ was two stories with a large roof that slopes down in relation to the surrounding landscape.

ROWHOUSES

On Robinievej in Albertslund, the Almenbolig+ consists of two-story rowhouses that form common green recreational spaces.

ROWHOUSES

On Robinievej in Albertslund, the Almenbolig+ consists of two-story rowhouses that form common green recreational spaces.

Interior organization

All the homes are organized around a central core and a staircase, which partly allows natural divisions, and the possibility of daylight from above in the middle of the home.

Interior organization

All the homes are organized around a central core and a staircase, which partly allows natural divisions, and the possibility of daylight from above in the middle of the home.