Urbane Grendehus

Project for DOGA (Design and Architecture Norway), with support from Termowood, Vestre, MAD Architects and Superwood




Fix your bike, make some waffles or eat dinner with your neighbours

Urbane Grendehus (urban community houses) is a digital service that offers non-commercial, shared meeting places in cities

The service has two parts: Part 1. Small, modular community houses are built in former parking lots and other temporarily unused spaces in the city. These can accommodate a range of different uses (kitchen, work-places, workshop, greenhouses etc.)


Prototype at Nordic Edge Expo 2017

Part 2. Citizens, organisations and neighbourhoods get access to use and share these community houses through a digital service that matches users with available houses that fits their needs


Booking via the app lets you which houses are available in your neighbourhood

As a digital urban service ‘Urbane Grendehus’ will be a scalable, flexible and democratic way to share urban resources


Prototype at Nordic Edge Expo 2017

Transforming parking-lots to community-houses can be used in urban strategies for sustainable transformation and for engaging neighbourhoods and citizens


Timeline of the concept

Article by DOGA on the project:  https://doga.no/aktuelt/nyheter/urbant-grendehus/

Instagram account:
@urbanegrendehus

In collaboration with Marte Wang Engen, Ines Høvring Delgado, Tim Knutsen & Geir Atle Hustoft