Green House. –The green facade replaces the trees that used to be here, says Vidar Knutsen from Element Arkitekter.
The ground floor residents have had people sleeping rough on their terraces.The border between public and private is perhaps not clear enough.
Helge Mamen is comfortable with the Green House residents using his ground floor shoe shop as a common room.
–The facade probably looks more dominating from the outside than from the inside, where it blends with the natural view, say the residents.
The glass facade shelters the building. It doesn’t take much sun before it gets substantially warmer inside, say the residents.
The glass facade is developed as a research-and-development collaboration between the architect and the manufacturers.
The plan is organised so that all circulation routes terminate in a view through one of the French windows. The ceiling height is a generous 2,7 metres.
–These are roof gardens, not roof terraces, says Vidar Knutsen from Element Arkitekter. The soil is good enough for vegetables.
The communal roof area is used for a variety of gatherings. The biggest surprise has been how much the communal areas on the roof are actually used, according to the residents.
Plan level 2-4. Each of the apartments has two living zones. There is room for many scenarios within very few square metres.