VM Houses / BIG + JDS
“COPY” ArchDaily VM Houses / BIG + JDS ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/970/vm-houses-plot-big-jds Clipboard Year: Denmark “COPY” CopyApartments•Copenhagen, Denmark VM Houses / BIG + JDSSave this projectSaveVM Houses / BIG + JDS Save this picture!+ 35 Share Area: 25000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group, JDS Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2005 Photographs: Maria GonzalezArchitects:BIG + JDS = PLOTCollaborators:Plot, JDS, MOE & BrodsgaardClient:Hopfner A/S, Dansk Olie Kompagni A/SContractor:Hopfner A/SProgram:230 ApartmentsCity:CopenhagenCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. If people are different then why are all apartments alike? Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe VM Houses are two residential blocks formed as the letters V and M. The blocks are formed as such to allow for daylight, privacy and views. The vis-à-vis with the neighbour is eliminated by pushing the slab in its centre, ensuring diagonal views to the vast and open, surrounding fields. All apartments have a double-height space to the north and wide panoramic views to the south. The logic of the diagonal slab utilized in the V house is broken down in smaller portions for the M house. In this project, the typology of the Unite d’ Habitation of Le Corbusier is reinterpreted and improved; the central corridors are short and receive light from both ends, like bullet holes penetrating the building. The VM Houses offer more than 80 different apartment types that are programmatically flexible and open to the individual needs of contemporary life – a mosaic of different life forms.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Amale Andraos & Dan Wood / Work ACArticlesWillis Headquarters at Lime Street / Foster + PartnersArticlesProject locationAddress:Copenhagen, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/970/vm-houses-plot-big-jds Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBIGOfficeFollowJDSOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasHousingCopenhagen3D ModellingDenmarkPublished on May 19, 2008Cite: “VM Houses / BIG + JDS” 19 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.