A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD:
How can we incorporate nature into architecture, not as a part of a generic “program” but as experience intimately related to life? Nature can be a daily call, reminding us of a timeless knowledge. A call to rediscover what it has always been there and yet appears different everyday: the sea, the horizon, the trees, the clouds. The design of a new neighborhood in Humlebæk must listen to the earth that holds it, must insist in incorporating new parameters other than economy, mobility..etc.
Turning our eyes into the foundational values of nature should be done without nostalgia: we do know now that good cities can make us free, complete. In this new addition to Humlebæk we have a unique opportunity to combine both worlds, nature and the city. Louisiana has shown us a way. Louisiana invites us to listen, reflect and contemplate. These are introverted, intimate experiences, but they occur in an environment that is eminently public. Its architecture invites us to a reflective pause that accompanies and favors experience. Our new Humlebæk neighborhood should also aspire to be a privileged place to witness the raise and fall of the sun, the flow of seasons.