Part of the Danish city of Aarhus had to be demolished for traffic planning, leaving one row of houses lacking visual appeal. The architects solved the problem by planning a sculpturally formed, seven-storey building housing 15 apartments. The building is situated close to the downtown area, the harbour and the university. The imposing shape of the building lends it a defensive, protective and expressive air. Windows that extend to the full height of the building were used to create bright rooms. Each apartment has a balcony, located on the inner courtyard to ensure calmness and privacy. For the façade, a flat red brick was used – the Backstein Römerziegel – which was manufactured using specialist technology. The irregular arrangement of bricks creates a play of shadows, emphasizing the vertical line of the building and lending it a touch of elegance. The shape of the building, combined with the bricks, creates a simultaneously modern and timeless architecture, and adds a contemporary element to the street’s historical narrative.