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VM Buildings

These eye-catching and prize-winning residential buildings are two of Ørestad's many architectural gems

Imagine living in buildings shaped like the letters V and M. 

This is PLOT's idea of how to give the greatest amount of light and the best view to the largest number of residents. Each apartment in the V-shaped building has a pointed, triangular balcony with a panoramic view of the south and rooms as much as five metres high.To make sure not to limit the amount of light and to give a feeling of spaciousness and airiness, the rooms have no partitions.

These concepts were also taken into account outside. The V-shaped building is raised on five-metre-tall columns, giving the northern courtyard a light and open look.

The building's south side gives VM residents a warm, sunny front garden. The innovative design of the VM buildings makes room for individuality. The V-shaped building has 40 different types of apartments, the M-shaped building has 36, and most are on several levels.

Like tetris blocks, the apartments intersect in a way that creates architectural surprises but also makes furnishing them a challenge.

Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014