Top 10 Most-Read Architecture Articles of 2016

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recent architects with creative thinking

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WE Architecture is part of the most-read DANISH™ architecture article of 2016. Mariehøj Cultural Centre in Holte, Denmark, was completed in September 2015 by WE Architecture and Sophus Søbye Arkitekter.

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work-life balance

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Arkitema Architects are part of our second most-read architecture article of 2016. Sluseholmen is a modern housing project near Copenhagen’s southern harbour. Designed by Arkitema Architects and Dutch architects Sjoerd Soeters, SLuseholmen includes eight housing islands that altogether consists of more than 1.000 dwellings.

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Danish-designed student housing

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The third most-read architecture article is our takes on modern student housing. Here we give you the Tietgen Dormitory, designed by Danish architectural firm Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter. Inspired by traditional southern Chinese architecture, the building has a prominent circular shape, and contains a total of 360 student residences.

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Aarhus recreational harbour for youngers

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Our selection of Europe’s coolest harbour areas is the fourth most-read design article of 2016. Located at a prime location on the outmost harbour front in Aarhus' new quarter Aarhus Ø (Aarhus East), the Iceberg was designed by Danish architectural firm CEBRA together with JDS, Search and Louis Paillard.

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Metal summerhouses by Vipp

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In the middle of the list, our most-read article is "A House-To-Go in 1970 and 2015”. It is hard to say if Vipp was inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s concept of producing a completely finished concept in the form of a ‘ready-to-go’ house. However, the Danish design company have just that with their product - the Vipp Shelter.

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Aalborg museum as Nordic masterpiece

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The sixth most-read architecture article, we give you the story of “The Revitalization of an Aalto Masterpiece". The Museum of Modern Art Aalborg has long been termed as a masterpiece within Nordic lyric modernism and is Aalto’s museum building outside of Finland, thus extensive effort has been put into its restoration.

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Skating Lemvig's harbour

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“A look at temporary Danish architecture” is at place number 7. The Danish architectural firm EFFEKT was selected as one of four teams to take part in the finale of the project “Build it up” and chosen as the firm to help the village of Lemvig qualify and bring their idea of a skate park on the harbour life. EFFEKT and the local community had only 16 weeks to design and build the project.

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Denmark’s leadning hospital

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Our story about 3XN’s new extension for Denmark’s leadning hospital is the eighth most-read architecture article of 2016. Meant to be an open, supportive and comfortable environment for patients, as well as an efficient work environment for the hospital’s administrative staff, the 7.400 square metres building is designed with a total of six floors.

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timeless experience through river concept

Photo by Gitte Vistnes

With the idea of a river in mind, architect Gitte Vistnes developed the concept of a new way of moving commuters under ground – “Let Flow the Commuters” is the ninth most-read article of 2016.

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architecture and design masterpiece in St Cathrine’s College in Oxford

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St Cathrine’s College in Oxford, designed by world-renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, is providing an opportunity for those passionate about architecture and design to stay in an architecture masterpiece.

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12.12.2016

We’ve put together a list of the 10 most-read architecture articles of 2016. Based on the total number of page views, the list comprises articles published from 1 January to 1 December 2016, and shows a wide variety of DANISH™ architectural subjects.

10. Stay at Arne Jacobsen’s Collegiate Masterpiece

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This masterpiece of architecture made it into the top 10 most-read articles of 2016. It is of course about St Catherine’s College in Oxford, designed by world-renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Still today this building provides an opportunity for those passionate about architecture and design to stay in an architectural masterpiece. Read more

9. Let Flow the Commuters

Photo by Gitte Vistnes

With the idea of a river in mind, architect Gitte Vistnes developed the concept of a new way of moving commuters in the London Underground. She wanted to enhance the ease of movement by transforming the existing setup into a contemporary and timeless experience. Read more

8. 3XN Designs New Extension for Denmark’s Leading Hospital

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We looked at the new patient hotel and administrative building, which the Danish architectural firm 3XN designed for Rigshospitalet, Denmark’s leading hospital, in Copenhagen. The building creates an open, supportive and comfortable environment for patients, as well as an efficient work environment for the hospital’s administrative staff. To bring natural light deep into the building, 3XN designed two sky-lit atria that also function as arrival areas and gathering places in the patient hotel. Read more

7. A Look at Temporary Danish Architecture

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At the beginning of this year, we took a closer look at the term ‘temporary’ in relation to architecture, and a whole world of impermanent architectural projects was revealed. Re-read the article, and get a few glimpses of the “Dome of Visions”, “Mikado” and “Build it up” Danish projects, which all focus on the term ‘temporary’ as a quality in the architecture. Read more

6. The Revitalisation of an Aalto Masterpiece

Photo by Lisette Hedegaard Montgomery

Explore the complete revitalisation of the Danish art museum, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, in Aalborg. The museum was originally designed by world-renowned Finnish architect Aalvar Aalto together with Elissa Aalto and Jean-Jacques Baruël. Click on the title to see the full restoration made by the Danish architectural company Erik Møller Architects. Read more

5. A House-To-Go in 1970 and in 2015

Photo by Anders Hviid

During 1969 and 1970, Danish architect Arne Jacobsen designed a summerhouse called Kubeflex, which incorporated strong references to structuralism. The Danish company Vipp is mostly known for its metal bins, which it has been producing since 1939. It is hard to say whether or not Vipp was inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s concept of producing a completely finished concept in the form of a ‘ready-to-go’ house. However, the Danish design company has done just that with its product, which is called the Vipp Shelter. Read more

4. Europe’s Coolest Harbour Area?

Photo by Mikkel Frost

Harbour areas are being rejuvenated in dozens of cities around the globe these days, including Aarhus. Denmark’s second largest city is in the middle of a transformation from an industrial harbour to a recreational urban area featuring some very significant architecture. Re-read the story about the architectural highlights at Aarhus harbour. Read more

3. Three Danish Takes on Modern Student Housing

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During the past decade or so, more and more work has gone into trying to raise the architectonic quality of student housing. In this article, we explored three examples of recent Danish-designed student housing complexes, made by the Danish architectural firms Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, Henning Larsen Architects and Tegnestuen Mejeriet. Read more

2. “People Need Smart living”

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Our Q&A with architect Dorthe Keis, who has worked at Arkitema Architects for the last 20 years, is the second most-read architecture article of 2016. We talked to her about new types of accommodation and work-life balance and how they affect dwellings and the capabilities of a great architect. Read how she keeps up-to-date on new trends within various types of accommodation and lifestyles. Read more

1. Five Danish Architects to Watch

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The most-read architecture article of 2016 was our list of the five new architects you should pay particular attention to. These architectural companies have designed lots of imaginative projects based on creative thinking and, if we’re not mistaken, we’re going to see much more of them in the future. Re-read the article and be inspired by the different types of building projects. Read more