Unidrain has recently been involved in the design and construction of Stemplehusene; an exclusive housing development in Rødovre.

The new Stempelhusene development comprises of four yellow, brick-clad apartment blocks containing 88 apartments designed and built with a focus on quality from the outset.

The location was selected as the ideal venue when the supermarket chain Irma vacated their former headquarters in the western part of Rødovrebecame. Stempelhusene is the first of Irma’s cooperative housing projects. The cost of a brand new apartment can be prohibitive for many, in a cooperative building the ownership is divided between the residents, making it not only more cost-effective to acquire but also prevents a quick resale for profit.

Simple aesthetics and stylish materials characterise the Stempelhusene apartments, every item from the bricks to the bathrooms’ linear drains has been carefully selected; creating elegant homes ready for the residents to occupy.

The Stempelhusene apartments have been built to help ensure that elderly residents and families with children can move into the exclusive area for less money than if the apartments were owner-occupied homes.

Carefully selected bricks and drains
Although they are priced at less than the surrounding apartments, no compromises have been made on the materials or the architecture. “The yellow bricks were laid according to a strict plan, and Unidrain’s linear drains adorn the bathroom floors” explains architect, Line Ryming from Arkitema Architects, the agency who designed Stempelhusene. “From the outset, we focused on the aesthetics; the stylish little details, which often make all the difference,” she says.


For instance, the bricks are in different shades of yellow and in two of the buildings they are laid with the reverse side out which gives the masonry a coarser look. This provides each of the four buildings a distinct look although initially they appear to look the same.

“Long before we knew that Stempelhusene apartments were going to be used for cooperative housing, we wanted to get the details right. For example, the balconies have been given smoke-stained glass screens that match the buildings’ golden tiles, plus the buildings are angled in relation to each other, which creates an interesting outdoor space between each of them. Every apartment has been designed to receive maximum daylight, as they all let in light from two corners of the world,” says Line Ryming Funch.

“We knew we wanted to fit the bathrooms with Unidrain’s linear drain. It has a simple and exclusive look and creates a seamless unity between the shower and tiles.” Said Line Ryming Funch.

The bathrooms in Stempelhusene were prefabricated by Badelement a leading bathroom manufacturer; who were delighted when asked to install Unidrain’s linear drain.

Badelement’s Managing Director Hans Henrik Nielsen says: “The line drains are both stylish and easy to install, we always hope we’ll be allowed to install linear drains. They look exclusive and they’re easy to mount.”