Sigurd Larsen proposes modular village on apartment block roof | Architecture | Dezeen

In our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video, we explore a proposal by Danish architect Sigurd Larsen to house Berlin’s growing population on the roofs of existing apartment buildings.

Larsen’s proposal, which was exhibited at last year’s Venice Biennale, would add dwellings set amongst a tree-lined linear park to the roof of a 270-metre-long apartment building located between the neighbourhoods of Kreuzberg and Mitte.

The new homes would be assembled using a modular system, centred on a basic wooden unit that can house single occupants or couples.

Each module would feature a large window occupying the outward-facing side of the home, offering views of the Berlin skyline.

Further plug-in modules could then be added to the unit to add up to two more bedrooms.

Larsen claims that this will encourage social diversity amongst the rooftop’s residents, as units can be optimised for families with children or groups of students.

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