Designed to take in 750 children in the heart of Copenhagen, the school is envisioned as a city in itself, with its own neighborhoods, squares, parks, houses, and public buildings. Involving a combination of types and solutions, diverse and fun, the
With an area of 20,000 square meters, Karen Blixen Plads is one of Copenhagen’s largest squares. Located within a strategic enclave between the city university’s South Campus and the Royal Danish Library, the new public space arose from adopting a co
The Olso firm Snøhetta and Copenhagen-based Werk Arkitekter collaborated in the competition-winning project for a seaside community center in the Danish city of Esbjerg, in the southwest part of the Jutland Peninsula. Named Lanternen, the circular bu
Located on Paper Island in Copenhagen, the Water Culture House consists of a series of pyramid-shaped volumes that follow the guidelines of the master plan designed by the Danish studio COBE.
In the center of Odense, the home city of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, a series of wood-clad cylindrical volumes are interconnected to create a continuous route from the gardens to the museum.
The circular shape of the Panda House solves the problems arising from the complex conditions of the site, at the intersection of walkways between Copenhagen Zoo’s elephant, monkey, and Nordic fauna sections. At the same time, the circularity present
The structural system is designed like a supporting frame thanks to which the tower can expand gradually as it rises. All individual elements, including handrails, stairs, landings, and balustrades, form a part of the tower’s overall structural syste
Bjarke Ingels, of the Danish firm BIG, and Simon Frommenwiler, founder of the Basel studio HHF, created this installation that was set up for three days in the garden of the Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen. The volume is made up of geometric blocks in pi
A work of EFFEKT, the Copenhagen firm headed by Tue Foged and Sinus Lyngeesta, this tower contains a spiral walk of oakwood from which to enjoy views over the treetops of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, a forest 60 kilometers from the Danish capital. The
The transformation of an old grain silo into a building that mixes residential and public uses was part of an overall plan to redevelop the Danish capital’s Nordhavn industrial port.
The enlargement of the Red Cross’s Danish headquarters pursues two main objectives: to create a place for volunteers to meet and work in, and to give the city a new public space.
The search for powerful identifying images has made it increasingly usual for professionals of very different fields to join hands, hence the alliance between chef René Redzepi – owner of Noma, one of the world’s top restaurants – and the architect B
Amid ecological pomp the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, inaugurated Copenhagen Zoo’s brand new Panda House, a pavilion carried out by Bjarke Ingels at a cost of 24 million euros. Beyond evoking yin and yang, the unique circular indoor-outdoor enclos
It was designed by Bjarke Ingels, the renowned Danish architect, and cost $24 million to build. It was inaugurated by Queen Margrethe II, Denmark’s reigning monarch. And it now accommodates a celebrity couple with peculiar eating habits and an almost
Two strategies frequented by Rem Koolhaas from the start are hybridization and stacking, the concepts behind his Blox. Hybridization because it contains apartments, shops, offices, restoration workshops, and a museum, besides the new Danish Architect
The development of Utzon’s designs – perhaps of most good designs? – seems to have been characterised by moments of insight punctuating protracted periods of hard work to explore their implications. Nowhere was this truer than in Sydney. The vital sp
Jørn Utzon’s design method was hermeneutic and intuitive. His chief assistant Mogens Prip-Buus describes the team’s work method in Logbook 1 (the Courtyard Houses) as follows: “….we didn’t work on the basis or around theories, we merely tried to unde
Considering that Jørn Utzon’s architecture is based on a phenomenological and empirical experience that gravitates essentially around perceptive aspects like light, movement, topography, and materials, it may seem illogical to talk about projects whi
The illusory somewhat agricultural character of the Bagsværd Church, designed soon after Jørn Utzon’s return to Denmark from Australia, seems to confirm that in a secular age spiritual structures may be more effectively evoked through the evocation o
How does one get to Denmark? This is the question that drives the colossal work of Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay. The culmination of an endeavor begun in 2011 with The Origins of Political Order, this second volume describes t
On 22 June, a few weeks after receiving the Mies van der Rohe Award for the Harpa Concert Hall, completed in Reykjavik, Finland, in 2011, Henning Larsen passed away in Copenhagen. A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, trained under a
Organized by the Danish company Velux and under the title of ‘New Eyes on Existing Buildings’, the fifth biennial Congress on Natural Lighting was held on the 15th and 16th of May at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. If previous ed