“The   innovative and affordable single-family residence combines intelligent use of prefabricated materials to minimise costs, while utilising a simple spatial composition to maximise room,” he said. Its base is concrete, which offers passive heating and cooling, while a   lightweight wooden framework was chosen so it could be prefabricated over the   winter and assembled in early spring. A partition divides the space into two halves, with the living area   at the front and the three equal-sized bedrooms at the back. Sigurd Larsen, who is based in Berlin, designed the 80-square-metre building as an affordable residence for a family of three, but also as a prototype for low-cost housing in the Danish capital. The single-storey building has a basic   rectangular plan, with a black-painted timber exterior, a glazed facade and a gently sloping gabled roof. In contrast to the dark exterior, the bright   interior features white-painted and plywood wall surfaces, complemented by a selection of monochrome   furniture pieces. Larsen is now working on a similar low-cost residence for a different family, which is under construction   elsewhere in the city. Exploded axonometric diagram –   click for larger imageFloor plan – click for larger imagePhotography is by Madebygirls. This small black family house in Copenhagen was designed by Danish architect Sigurd Larsen to be built for a budget of just £95,000 (+ slideshow). “Despite the small size, the family   wished for individual privacy and bright spacious rooms,” continued   Larsen, whose past projects include a collection of tables designed to age well. A free-standing island accommodates the kitchen   sink, cooker, fridge-freezer and storage areas.

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