Creating a sustainable house design with a lifespan of 150 years -- with 50 years of them being maintenance-free -- the Brick House by Copenhagen-based architecture office Leth & Gori is stunning and smart.
Located in Nyborg, Denmark, this sustainable house design uses exposed clay blocks and raw plywood to make sure the home stays maintenance-free, looks uniquely different and, most importantly, reduces CO2 footprints. As part of a sustainability initiative by philanthropic organization Realdania, the Brick House is inspired by historic houses and their old-school solutions to keep homes in good shape -- which the architects then gave a contemporary twist to.
"We wanted to simplify the construction and use a minimum of materials," says architect Uffe Leth. "The fewer joints between different materials, the better chance you have to avoid mistakes in the construction process."