If this is what senior housing appears like in Denmark, we might want to contemplate moving north sometime in the future. This fanciful housing complicated by the Copenhagen architectural practice JJW Arkitekter is comprised of apartments for 114 residents, workspace for the community’s staff, and a variety of ground floor ‘shops’ which supply residents with solutions, which includes a cafe, hairdresser, and dentist.
A striking use of color and an emphasis on both private and communal outside spaces—rooftop garden, terraces, patios—give the complex youthful vigor. Most visually compelling are the trapezoidal private balconies which protrude out from the apartments, permitting residents to—quite literally—step out of their comfort zones and into a globe beyond their walls.
Images: Åke E:son Lindman