While the major cities in Denmark are experiencing growth in population and economy, the surrounding rural areas face abandoned villages and increasing decay.
This research focuses on the abandoned houses, seeking an alternative to today’s EU and state funded demolition programmes. These programmes are often carried out en masse without anyone questioning the consequences of loss of material and immaterial values such as cultural heritage, building density and local narratives.
By way of contrast, this research seeks to establish a new critical practice based on a series of full-scale transformations of abandoned buildings. The aim of the transformations is to develop and test full-scale transformation prototypes in authentic rural environments.