High latitude housing: A housing project in Nuuk

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Rene Frandsen
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This project deals with the design and development of a housing com- munity in Nuuk - the capital of Greenland. It is a place where landscapes, climate and solar conditions are important aspects in achieving an environ- mentally and socially sustainable design. With our homes likely being the place where most of our time is spent - the quality of the physical environ- ment, the indoor climate and daylight have an influence on our daily lives and well-being.

The design focuses on creating a home for Greenlandic people that allows the Greenlanders to continue and develop their cultural identity and life- style. The design acknowledges the fact that many people who live on Greenland enjoy fishing and hunting and have many tools and much cloth- ing to cope with the climate, which has to be dealt with in a functional and environmentally efficient envelope.
Publication date28 May 2014
Number of pages104


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