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denmark’s circular villages

denmark’s circular villages


The houses in Brøndby Haveby fan out like sunrays.

If you ever happen to fly over Denmark and spot what looks to be a cluster of green crop circles, you’re likely passing over the Danish city of Brøndby Haveby. In 1964, the Danish municipality of Brøndby approved for houses to be built in circular formations, with long stretches of garden side-by-side and a central entry point (so people would be encouraged to get to know their neighbours).

Sounds pretty sweet, right? Interestingly enough, people are only allowed to stay in the garden houses six months of the year, and on weekends every other month. It’s a mini holiday of sorts, with residents escaping to Brøndby Haveby to take a break from the stresses of apartment life and indulge in a spot of gardening.

All photos by Henry Do