Villa Asserbo by Eentileen and Facit Homes

View all 9 Photos

Prefabrication has been a hot topic of late, but architects Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjrøndal of Eentileen, a firm based in Denmark, have teamed up with Facit Homes to combine sustainability with this new modality of construction. Villa Asserbo, situated in a forest about 30 miles outside of Copenhagen, is printed on and erected from 800 sheets of high-end plywood from a sustainable Nordic forest. Though the house is quite impressive with beautiful wood panels along its entire façade, the secrets of the construction process are just as intriguing since each component was labeled accordingly for the jigsaw puzzle of on-site construction. Not only is the primary material of Villa Asserbo environmentally conscious, but the house uses a certified organic and 100% recyclable insulation, and has no plastic or concrete components. The foundation of the house is built on screw piles to further decrease the house’s footprint and to eliminate the need for a poured concrete foundation. The floor plan of the house is actually composed of two mirrored halves, such that each one reflects the different temperature needs based on solar orientation, enabling less energy consumption by the entire residence. With a sunlit space to the south and a cooler ambience to the north, Villa Asserbo attends to a wide variety of human needs without taxing its natural surroundings.

    string(8) "Kimberly"

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Tags: ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Pastrana I House

    An architectural project that explores the essence of a Mediterranean Levantine house. Located among the…

  • Sorrento Beach House

    A family holiday house designed with five pavilions. Built on the southeastern coast of Australia,…

  • Peninsula House

    A contemporary farmhouse that doubles as a gallery space for a large art collection. Nestled…

  • Diagonal House

    A brutalist house nestled in a rocky landscape on a Greek island. Built on a…

  • Emma’s House

    A modern house partly built within the ruins of a stable in the Italian Alps….

  • Threshold Stairs House

    A Corten steel and wood extension designed for an existing house in Spain. Situated in…

  • Redhill Barn

    A farm building from 1810 transformed into a warm house that celebrates its past. Located…

  • The Brook

    A tiny house that’s big on comfort and sustainable design. Designed and built by Australian…

  • Casa del Sapo

    A concrete house built on a beach in Oaxaca, Mexico. Contemporary Mexican architecture merges traditional…

  • Kostelec Residence

    An elongated one-story volume built in the countryside in the Cezch Republic. Located in the…

  • Alexander House

    An architecture firm’s office, this house is also a residential architecture showcase. Designed by architecture…

Around the world

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

  • Heckfield Place

    Refined design and sustainability meet in a high-end biodynamic hotel in Hampshire, England. Baptized by…

  • Baja Club Hotel

    A colonial-style villa from 1910 and a contemporary volume transformed into a refined lifestyle hotel….

  • Piaule Catskill

    A tranquil retreat in upstate New York. After founding their own homeware brand, Piaule, in…

loader