Skip to content

Audio Version

See more about

More info

Framehouse: Sustainable Workspace Wrapped in Natural Materials

Framehouse, a 1,810-square-meter flexible office building in Dragør, Denmark, is a highly sustainable workspace wrapped in warm, natural materials. The industrial business area 12 kilometers south of central Copenhagen is dotted with repurposed aircraft hangars and new constructions influenced by their form. While the simple building volumes of Framehouse are a nod to the local context, the building is a rare gem in Denmark: a sustainable and innovative exposed timber structure.

 width=

A two-story building divided into three parallel volumes, Framehouse is an open, collaborative office space that encourages co-creation and interaction.

Framehouse is aiming for DNGB Gold certification, and sustainability permeates the project from the landscape to the rooftops. Outside, four electric car charging stations allow tenants to power up on-site.

 width=

 width=

The center volume is the heart of the building, where common functions such as the entryway, meeting rooms, and the canteen are housed.

Douglas fir, oak, and green plants are plentiful throughout the building and provide a material tranquility that lends the space a warm, inviting atmosphere.

 width= width=

Inside on the ground floor, concrete flooring retains heat, while the hard-pressed oak planks that make up the upper level floors have never been used for construction in Denmark before now. Fitted windows in the three roofs allow for natural ventilation, and the exterior roof surfaces are covered with green sedum plants.

 width= width=

This shared space is flanked by two flexible outer volumes that can accommodate offices and meeting rooms at a variety of scales.

The choice of materiality not only lowers the impact on the environment, but also ensures that Framehouse will stand the test of time, ageing naturally and gracefully.

 width=

urbanNext (April 2, 2023) Framehouse: Sustainable Workspace Wrapped in Natural Materials. Retrieved from https://urbannext.net/framehouse-sustainable-workspace-wrapped-in-natural-materials/.
Framehouse: Sustainable Workspace Wrapped in Natural Materials.” urbanNext – April 2, 2023, https://urbannext.net/framehouse-sustainable-workspace-wrapped-in-natural-materials/
urbanNext July 20, 2022 Framehouse: Sustainable Workspace Wrapped in Natural Materials., viewed April 2, 2023,<https://urbannext.net/framehouse-sustainable-workspace-wrapped-in-natural-materials/>
urbanNext – Framehouse: Sustainable Workspace Wrapped in Natural Materials. [Internet]. [Accessed April 2, 2023]. Available from: https://urbannext.net/framehouse-sustainable-workspace-wrapped-in-natural-materials/
Framehouse: Sustainable Workspace Wrapped in Natural Materials.” urbanNext – Accessed April 2, 2023. https://urbannext.net/framehouse-sustainable-workspace-wrapped-in-natural-materials/
Framehouse: Sustainable Workspace Wrapped in Natural Materials.” urbanNext [Online]. Available: https://urbannext.net/framehouse-sustainable-workspace-wrapped-in-natural-materials/. [Accessed: April 2, 2023]

urbanNext | expanding architecture to rethink cities and territories

Newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt
Formats
Audio&visual
Concept
Data
Essay
Forum
Lecture
Podcast
Project
Talk
Survey
Statement
Selfthink
High Density
Middle Density
Low Density
No Density

talk

essay

project

product

survey

data

all formats