During summertime it´s an obvious choice at DANISH™ to take an inventory over your focus and interests. With this as our starting point we’ve put together a list of the 10 most-read architecture articles of the first part of 2018. Based on the total number of page views, the list comprises articles opened by you guys from 1 January to 30 June 2018, and shows a wide variety of DANISH™ architectural subjects. This is Part 2– from 5 to 1.
5. Let the Sun Shine in
The significance of natural light cannot be overstated for modern day architecture. Three Danish architectural brands tell their stories of how they have embodied natural daylight in their work.
4. Building Sustainably – Halmhuset
Living sustainably and reducing your carbon footprint is a hot topic these days. Halmhuset is a great example of how to build only with recycled materials. The house functions not only as a house for learning but also as inspiration to the people who visit and use it.
In the city of Odense and Hans Christian Andersen, where fairy tales literally are written, there is a house that looks like something you would find in a happy ending story. It stands out; though not because it’s shiny or has some sharp architectonic shapes, but because of the purpose of why it was built. It arose out of an idea to build a self-bearing construction out of straw using only recycled materials and to turn this into a house to inspire everyone who sees it.
3. Five Danish Architects to Watch
Many Danish architectural offices are enjoying international success these days. But which architectural practices should you pay particular attention to in the future? We set out to find five Danish architects to keep an eye on.
2. Architecture Circular Economy
The principles of creating a circular economy in the building industry is here to stay. Kasper Guldager Jensen is the Head of GXN, the in-house green think tank of Danish architectural firm 3XN that constantly seeks to find new ways of designing, and ultimately, building greener.
When most products and buildings come to life, they have a certain lifespan before they end up in a landfill or dumpsite. In effect, a linear life pattern, where there’s one starting point and one end station. However, in a circular economy, you seek to bend that line into a circular ecosystem, so that the different elements from worn-out products or decommissioned buildings can breathe life into new products or buildings.
1. Healing Architecture
Can architecture have a healing effect? Calm and inspiring surroundings, lots of natural light and easy to navigate – these are some of the key principles of healing architecture. Architects from 3XN and Arkitema Health paid great attention to detail when implementing those principles in the design of the new children’s hospital that is planned to be built on the premises of Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.