Constructed in 2007 by Valbaek Brorup Architects, Danish Smart House Eco is a sustainable Swan-labeled housing concept located in Svanelunden 5, Herfølge. Denmark. With 300 sqm in size, this single-family house is designed as an original take on modern living.
This house is a part of a pioneer project that has 60 plots with different Swan-labeled dwellings. It sits in a rural village 70 kilometers from Copenhagen. The residents are ensured by the Swan Label that they will have a healthy home with minimum energy consumption and a good indoor climate.
The sustainable measures in this residential project also include a design that exploits the maximum insulation with a thin climate screen, solar thermal collectors. the sun’s passive heat optimally, and also the recycling ventilation system.
Solid materials, clear Nordic anchorage, and drafted details can make the house stands as an original take on modern living. It is an airy, functional, and bright living place with some windows spanning to the ceiling. These windows are able to bring the sky and surrounding landscapes closer.
There are a variety of outdoor spaces in this house, completed with L shaped plan that surrounds a beautiful south-facing garden. The large roof terrace is located on the west wing of the house and there is also a view of the rural landscapes of Herfølge that can be seen from the balcony adjacent to the master bedroom.
The house architecture can reflect that it is a project with a prefabricated building system produced in 3 large units. It is also possible to focus on the good craftsmanship, solid materials, and architectural quality thanks to the optimized building process. Both the system and design are flexible and can be adapted easily to new needs and places.
Danish Smart House Eco Gallery
Photographers: Mikkel Strange, Linda Henriksen, Anders Beier