Kim Lenschow

  • Words Benjamin Dane
  • Photos Cecilie Jegsen

The architect who wants to show you how your house works.

Issue 51

, Design

  • Words Benjamin Dane
  • Photos Cecilie Jegsen

It’s one thing to want to live sustainably, it’s another to know how to go about it. By exposing architecture’s traditionally hidden details, KIM LENSCHOW hopes his buildings will teach us how to ask for more—or rather less—from our homes.

The Norwegian architect Kim Lenschow is on a quest to challenge established building practices and inspire us to think critically about how our homes are made. Since graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2014, Lenschow has been exploring his own practice and finding ways to make buildings more “legible”—revealing how they work by using simple materials, leaving surfaces raw and exposing infrastructure like water pipes and air ducts. 

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