Residential architecture must create a good environment for life

Residential architecture with ambition

Our best foundation for good residential architecture is a close dialogue with the client, a solid understanding of the site and a clear focus on the future users. 

We sketch, renovate, design and advise on both public and private housing, and we take pride in challenging ourselves and our clients to realise the full potential of the housing project. 

Building ambitious homes doesn't have to be expensive, but it does require thinking.

A good approach is to give the building a simple, identity-creating signature for the benefit of both residents and the cityscape.

Housing in the city - KHR Architecture
Housing in the city - KHR Architecture

The city, the settlement, the home - together we create the good society

Where we live determines who we meet and where our lives take place both socially and professionally. If we want to create cohesion in our cities and communities, we need to focus on the diversity of local environments, and housing and its architecture play an important role in this.  

At KHR Architecture, we don't just focus on creating a good home in isolation, but on the urban space, the building and the home. It all starts with an analysis of the specific situation and the specific needs, so that we have a plan that connects the three levels.

We are passionate about creating better cities through housing projectsthat create synergies across generations, economic means and household size. That's why we're happy to discuss your project ideas with you.

The cherry garden - natural materials
Durable aesthetics and good functionality ensure long-lasting homes

Durable housing in function and aesthetics

There is no formula for creating a good home, but whether we are designing housing for young people, singles, families, seniors or people with special needs, the architecture must be forward thinking. 

Good architecture has an inherent robustness to meet changing needs and is made of materials that will last in the given climate and context of use. Otherwise, cheap construction can quickly become costly both environmentally and financially, when operation and maintenance are taken into account.

Again, good solutions are not necessarily expensive, but they need to be well thought out, and that's where our strength as architects lies. 

Across housing types, we emphasise good lighting conditions and natural materials that help create a comfortable indoor climate and give the building a sustainable profile

Urban planner Elisabeth Jeppesen - responsible for planning and urban development at KHR Architecture
Elisabeth Jeppesen - Head of Planning and Urban Development at KHR Architecture

Byplan - get help right from the start

Do you have ideas for a housing development or a mixed-use project, but need help getting the municipality on board? Then contact our urban planning consultants, who offer idea development based on strong planning expertise.

Town planning work is complex, so it can be beneficial to have an urban planning consultant to help interpret the legal frameworks and constraints imposed on the area and the project. In our experience, competent urban planning work can make or break a project, and thorough preliminary work minimises the risk of costly detours later in the project. Contact Elisabeth Jeppesen for a no-obligation conversation.

Housing typology KHR Architecture
Housing typology with a focus on community - KHR Architecture

A new townhouse typology with a focus on community and sustainability

KHR Architecture has in a number of projects explored the possibilities of creating innovative and well-functioning townhouse developments. By exploding the typology of what a typical townhouse is, a higher building ratio is achieved while maintaining a high quality of light, air and spaciousness. The starting point for the architectural approach is to create a housing development where social interaction is a key feature. A hybrid of the communal recreation of the block with the private of the detached house with its own garden and terrace is added to the dense, sustainable typology of the townhouse in a modern densified urban context.

With great empathy for the residents' everyday lives, the need for a balance between privacy and neighbourliness is met. The innovative new housing typology blends the best of terraced houses, apartments and detached houses and is just one example of how we at KHR Architecture create renewal based on the specific project.

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