The main housing typology of Copenhagen - like many other european cities - is the courtyard building. A quick nolli map-study of the city reveals that this is where most of the free space is and where most of the potential lays to densify - from within. The modules are constructed off site and are easily transported and assembled on site. Each element is 6x6m wide and 3m tall. The length is derived both from a functional plan and the maximum economical span of the RIPA floor elements. The façade is load bearing, made of XL Kerto LVL Q wall elements.

Key benefit

Densifying from within

Material list

RIPA floor elements
RIPA roof elements
XL Kerto LVL Q wall elements
Kerto LVL Q window frames

Ecological values

Needless to say the ecological values from using wood as the main building material is significant. Furthermore, the thick insulation in the wall elements results in the need to use less energy to heat the dwellings, suitable also for a colder environment. Finally, the fact that the construction is made off-site will shorten the building time, leading to an overall beneficial ecological impact.



  • Economical span (mm) 6000
  • Thickness (mm)
  • Airbourne sound reduction factor (dB)
  • Impact sound transmission (dB)
  • Resistance to fire class
  • Thermal properties



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  • This idea can increase the density of inner town habitation. With the lightness of LVL a modular construction is ideal as it also allows for lighter foundations.
  • Well chosen grid size for LVL products. For elements sizes the transportation & element production will set some limits.
  • It is well-balanced between densification and human-scale buildings, with green and shared spaces, in a well-known and defined environment.


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