Oliver Gustav is a creative consultant with a focus on aesthetic development, art, interior and exterior design. He creates spaces that convey a quiet and yet dramatic atmosphere, where the stark and modern are contrasted against rare antique finds and exquisite curiosities. Oliver Gustav loves the Nordic light and his entire color range is inspired by it. To preserve it even when the darkness comes, he has installed electric light sources that give 97 percent natural light.
The monochrome color palette and touch of detail for detail has become his signature, and his beautiful environments and selected items are featured on mood boards around the world. Different outstanding pieces and a beautiful mix of materials are the main ingredients for the showroom, linen sofa’s, antic wooden furniture pieces from China, great pieces by Rick Owens lighting by Apparatus, and different pieces by Dutch designer Jan Janssen. His latest work is the ‘Extrusion Coffeetable No1 in casted aluminum
Brick House (2014) by LETH & GORI located in Nyborg, Denmark | The Hardt
Brick House (2014) by LETH & GORI located in Nyborg, Denmark. LETH & GORI’s Brick House is a project that creates innovation by reinventing history. By revisiting materials and solutions from historic houses which have proven to be robust and have a long lifespan a new type of contemporary sustainable house is created. Brick House is part of a development project titled Mini-CO2 houses initiated by the philanthropic foundation Realdania. The goal of Realdania’s project is to develop affordable sustainable houses with a low CO2 footprint. A total of six houses have been built on a site in Nyborg Denmark. Each house with a different approach to how CO2 reduction can be achieved for example by focusing on materials and building techniques or by focusing on aiding the inhabitants to reduce CO2.
Brick House has two main objectives; to create a house which is maintenance free for 50 years, and to create a house with a lifespan of minimum 150 years. Brick House is based on a vision of a house that is alive and can breathe. This vision is realized by reducing the wall construction of the house to one material; clay. By using clay blocks and bricks a solid and homogeneous and first of all simple outer wall is created. This outer wall is diffusion-open thus allowing the building to breathe just like the traditional solid brick houses that have proven to last. In addition, the reduction to one wall material reduces the number of joints between different materials and the potential building mistakes that these joints traditionally causes. The solid brick walls result in a robust and healthy house with a long lifespan, good indoor climate, and low maintenance.
Brick House rediscovers knowledge and techniques from traditional brick houses in Denmark. Especially the houses from the era of the National Association for Better Building Traditions [Bedre Byggeskik] from the beginning of the 20’est century has served as examples. As the name suggests these houses have a strong focus on creating buildings that are built well with good technical solutions, craftsmanship, and materials. Brick House uses the same principles to build a contemporary home with a long lifespan thus adapting the best of historic buildings but at the same time integrating new knowledge and techniques. The result is a house that radiates qualities of architecture and craftsmanship.
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