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Author Faber, Tobias, 1915-2010.

Title Jørn Utzon, houses in Fredensborg / text, Tobias Faber ; photographs, Jens Frederiksen.

Published [Berlin] : Ernst & Sohn, [1991]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  728.092 UTZO/FABE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Archit  728.092 UTZO/FABE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 57 pages : chiefly illustrations (some colour) ; 31 cm.
Series Opus ; 2.
Opus (Berlin, Germany) ; 2.
Summary Jorn Utzon's international reputation is based on imaginative monumental buildings like the Sydney Opera House and the Kuwait Parliament Building, yet his domestic architecture also forms an important part of his work. The Fredensborg estate is still the finest postwar housing in Denmark--both architecturally and in human terms. From an early age Utzon was interested in the relationship between human beings and their environment--houses, gardens and the immediate neighbourhood. Drawing upon the vernacular architecture of southern Europe, North Africa, China and his native Denmark, he built two extraordinary groups of courtyard houses: the Kingo houses in Helsingor (1956-60) and the houses in Fredensborg (1962/63). Courtyard houses offer maximum privacy and protection from a windy climate. When combined with a community centre, as at Fredensborg, they satisfy the human need not only for privacy but also for fellowship.
The houses in Fredensborg were built as attractive retirement homes for Danish citizens who had spent long periods abroad. The charming sloping site is surrounded by woods and fields and forms a beautiful background to the exuberant range of cubic buildings, which are grouped like the fingers of a hand. Built in yellow brick, with stepped gables and powerful chimneys, each of the 77 houses is strongly individual and bears the personal stamp of the occupants.
Other author Frederiksen, Jens, 1951-
Subject Utzon, Jørn, 1918-2008 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Courtyard houses -- Denmark -- Fredensborg (Frederiksborg)
Terrace houses -- Denmark -- Fredensborg (Frederiksborg)
Architecture -- Denmark -- Fredensborg (Frederiksborg) -- History -- 20th century.
Fredensborg (Frederiksborg, Denmark) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Variant Title Houses in Fredensborg.
ISBN 3433027021