Published in DASH #03 – The Woonerf Today
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FarumTegnestuen Vandkunsten

For the northern perimeter of Farum, a village to the northwest of Copenhagen, architects Tegnestuen Vandkunsten designed a new kind of housing estate that combined communal and private institutions, plus considerable interweaving of collective and personal environments, in a coherent whole. The plan caused quite a stir during the 1980 youth biennale at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Vandkunsten designed the plan as an alternative to contemporary forms of new building, with their fixation on outward appearance and style, through a return to fælleskab (fellowship) and a more earth-based form of living…