Upcycle Property by Lendager Arkitekter

Upcycle Property is a undertaking finished by Lendager Arkitekter in 2013.

It is positioned in Nyborg, Denmark, and can make in depth use of wooden surfaces to add warmth and coziness

Upcycle Home by Lendager Arkitekter:

“Upcycle Property is an experimental project, aimed at exposing possible carbon-emission reductions by way of the use of recycled and upcycled developing supplies. In the case of Upcycle Home, the reduction has been 86% compared to a benchmark house.

With rising constructing performance in regards to operational power consumption, concentrate has now shifted in the direction of CO2-emissions relevant to building.

Upcycling is the procedure of converting waste-components or waste items into new resources or products of increased top quality resulting in a reduction in production and therefore CO2-emissions.

When constructing homes, it is as a result environmentally beneficial to think in terms of material recycling, since the materials have previously emitted CO2. It is even better to create processes exactly where garbage or ineffective materials can be upcycled and reused for new creating materials of greater utility value than they had originally.

Upcycle Home

Realdania Byg (a Danish basis that promotes innovation and excellent practice in the developing sector) has produced and constructed a single-family home with Lendager Architects named Upcycle Residence conveying the ideas of upcycling in a tangible and clear example.

The house is created of processed recycled materials and Upcycle Property investigates how considerably it is in fact feasible to minimize the CO2 footprint by utilizing upcycled supplies to the extent feasible.
The loadbearing framework consists of 2 prefabricated shipping containers, whilst the roof and facade cladding is produced from recycled aluminium soda-cans. Facade panels, consist of submit-client recycled granulated paper, which is pressed together and heat-treated. The kitchen floor is clad in tiled champagne cork-leftovers, and the bath tiles are manufactured from recycled glass.

Walls and floors are covered with OSB-panels consisting of wood-chips that are bi-items of numerous manufacturing sites, pressed collectively with no glue. The recycled components are not extremely visible and the home does not radiate a recycled search – The house looks and functions like a contemporary residence developed of traditional supplies.

The initial operate on Upcycle House takes place in the workshop exactly where window holes are lower, and the containers are fitted with plumbing and wiring for the bathroom and the kitchen. The containers only serve as the constructive frame of the residence.

Upon arrival at the web site in Nyborg, the containers are placed apart, shaping a central residing space, dining area and master bedroom.

The 2 shipping containers are insulated on the outside, creating the recycled structural framework invisible. The consequence is a 129 sq. meter (1390 sq. feet) home that is made to create the optimal setting for a family’s daily life. The residence characteristics a huge residing room linked to a spacious kitchen, a master bedroom, 3 smaller rooms, bathroom, utility area and a passive cooling chamber. In addition to this the home is also fitted with a huge greenhouse adjacent to the kitchen and a large south-facing terrace.

Anders Lendager (owner of Lendager Architects) feedback on the results of using recycled components:

“We at first imagined that a reduction of 65% CO2 was unrealistic, but when we ran the LCA (Life Cycle Assesment) on all supplies during the total project, it turned out that we had diminished the CO2 emissions associated with building with 86%, compared to a benchmark property. With that in thoughts, we are amazed that no one else is doing work on this. Why is it not included in everything we do as architects? Why is it not integrated in the creating code that a specific percentage of building components have to be recycled?”

Passive sustainability

Aside from the material method, Upcycle Property aims to lessen emissions via an array of sustainable features.

Due to the restricted economy of the project (one,7 Mil Dkr.) a particular emphasis has been place on the house’s passive properties. Consequently Upcycle Home is developed with orientation, temperature zones, daylight optimization, shading and organic ventilation in mind.

This helps make for a single family house with a important reduction in emissions, that is also properly within economic attain of the regular household.

To illustrate the prospective of this residence, the staff did a rough calculation:

The CO2 emission from Upcycle Property is ,6 KG CO2/M2/YR compared to 5, KG CO2/M2/YR for a benchmark house.

In Denmark 8.000 single household properties are built each 12 months. With a reduction of 4,3 KG CO2/M2/YR and an average floor location properly more than 130 sq. meter this makes for a possible reduction of 5590 tons of CO2 – per 12 months.”

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Photographs by: Jesper Ray

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