Modernism 1930-1965

Modernism 1930-1965
Modernism was a complete break with the architecture of the past, and inaugurated a whole new way of living. The style is primarily known from the Bauhaus School in Germany, where experiments in new materials and new idioms were being carried out. In the interwar years, architecture was unable to completely divorce itself from conventional layouts and designs, but after World War II, the price of the new materials came down, and Modernism began to come into its own. The development of the classic Danish detached single-storey home starts in the 1950s, when Danish architects began to develop single-family dwellings for themselves.

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Adam Mørk

Knud Friis' Own House (1958)

Architect Knud Friis designed and built the villa for himself and his family in 1958 and extended it in 1970. The house reflects many of the attitudes and characteristics found in the architecture by Friis&Moltke.

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Realdania Byg

The Roman House (1960)

The Roman Houses, also known as the Kingo Houses, consist of 60 atrium houses. The houses are designed by the architect Jørn Utzon and are a pioneer example of housing developments later known as 'dense low-rise housing'.

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Ingeniør Varmings eget hus. Foto:Kira Ursem

Varming's Own House (1952)

Varming's house was drawn in 1952 by the architects couple Koppel in a unique coorperation with the engineer Varming. The house is considered as an icon within Nordic housing as it shows innovation in Danish family housing.

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