|Address:||Ålekistevej 168-172, 2720 Vanløse|
|Number of Units:||18|
This apartment building in Copenhagen was the winning scheme in a competition set out by the Danish Ministry of Housing for entirely industrialized residential buildings. The 4-storey scheme accommodates a supermarket on the ground floor and 18 apartments, some of which are arranged over two storeys. The structural frame of the building is a concrete column and beam system with all joists being dry finished. Flexibility is provided by the modularity of the exterior and interior building elements and their easy de- and remountability. Horizontal conduits and pipes lie in the floor / ceiling elements and vertical shafts within the layer of the facade, which allows an entirely free disposition of partition walls. Facade elements can be removed to allow easy access to the equally removable deck elements, thus enabling low cost and relatively easy adjustments of a building in accordance to changing housing needs.
Skriver, P. E., 'Etagehus, Ålekistevej', Arkitektur DK, 32, 1988, pp. 360-65.