Studiebyen housing quarter

 

Built for KAB (Copenhagen Public Housing Association) between 1920 and 1924 to designs from Edvard Thomsen, Anton Rosen, Ivar Bentsen, Thorkild Henningsen and Kay Fisker. 

Nearly 6 kilometres (3.5 miles) north of the city, There were 104 houses including a number of villas and two long rows along Rygårds Allé that face each other, running north south, with a large road-width gateway at the centre of the west row for access to a small group of semi-detached houses. All the houses including the rows have small front gardens and back gardens. The landscape was designed by G N Brandt, the municipal gardener in Gentofte.

 

For the individual and paired houses, the association allowed the architects to experiment with different forms and different materials as a deliberate experiment to determine appropriate types for future housing schemes. The row houses have a simple, restrained design and are in brick with clay pantiles although many of the detached houses are rendered.