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Schmidt Hammer Lassen: Sustainable aesthetics

October 31, 2022

The Danish Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects provides skilled architectural services all around the globe, with a distinguished commitment to the Nordic architectural traditions they designed the CO2-neutral timber building, Framehouse, for shared office spaces.


Framehouse demonstrates modern office facilities and high ambitions for sustainability. It is a CO2-neutral timber building by Schmidt Hammer Lassen created for shared office spaces. The name ‘Framehouse’ refers to the solid wooden frame structure that allows owners and users to easily expand, transform, divide, and consolidate depending on space needs. Most used materials are douglas fir, hard-pressed oak, cement-bonded wood fibre, which all can be reused or recycled. For the interior, Danish Vipp has designed most of the furniture, from lamps and chairs to kitchens and their iconic trash bin. In 2020, Framehouse was nominated for Office Building of the Year in Denmark by The Union of Architects and Designers (FAOD).

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About SHL

Working out of studios located in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Shanghai, Schmidt Hammer Lassen is a Danish Architecture studio founded in 1986 by architects Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer and John F. Lassen. They provide skilled architectural services with a distinguished commitment to the Nordic architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability, and social responsibility. In 2018, Schmidt Hammer Lassen became part of the global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, which enabled the studio to keep their track record as designers of international high-profile architecture, while having the support, technology, and reach of a much larger organization.