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The Physical Reflection of Learning

At Danish design studio Rosan Bosch, the physical reflection of learning is a key point, when designing innovative learning environments.

Takes on Architecture, part I: Proportions

The Danish architecture firms CEBRA, ADEPT and C.F. Møller give us their take and thoughts on proportions.

Takes on Architecture, part II: The Inflow of Daylight

We've asked architects to elaborate on different architectural parameters. Now, with this second article in a series of six, experts from CEBRA, ADEPT and C.F. Møller dwell on the concept of the good inflow of daylight.

Takes on Architecture, part III: Sustainability

In this series, DANISH™ asks a group of experts to elaborate on different architectural parameters. In this third instalment, Danish architecture firms CEBRA, ADEPT and C.F. Møller detail their philosophy on sustainability in architecture.

Takes on Architecture, part IV: Minimalism

In a series of articles, DANISH™ asks a group of experts to elaborate on different architectural parameters. This time our experts share their thoughts on minimalism

2 Cool 4 School – Four Visionary Danish School Designs

No more outdated interior and damp class rooms! Take a look into four very visionary Danish schools.

Soft Sound of Elegance

OEO Studio has created an air of lightness and a soft touch of elegance in Natur & Nicolai Bergmann’s new store in Tokyo. By using exclusive materials that combine Nordic simplicity with an exciting environment, interior design elegantly plays the supporting role.

Top 10 Most Read Articles This Spring

Summer calls for something vibrant and sparkling! We´ve wrapped up those ten articles that´s been most engaging and gained the most reach this spring. We hope you enjoy it!

The World Calls for a House of Peace

In spring 2018 Svendborg Architects are part of an exhibition at the Fondation Cartier Paris with "the Cloud" designed in collaboration between the studio and Japanese architect Junya Ishigami. The Cloud is an artistic building symbolising a House of Peace. – A house arised by four friends at a dinnerparty more than 12 years ago!

A New Universe of Bricks and Adventures

Get ready to be overwhelmed by bricks.

Turning an old silo into high-rise apartments

Danish architectural firm COBE Architects is turning an old silo in Copenhagen into modern housing.

Architecture and Sports Unite at Vestre Fjord Park

Vestre Fjord Park. The new project designed by ADEPT had a baptism of fire at this year's DGI Sport and Cultural Festival.

An architectural injection into the world of art

We took a trip to the newly opened Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark, where sculptures are exhibited along the coastline and in the forest south of the city.

BIM Creates Better Buildings

The Building Information Modelling conference BILT Europe is aiming to conquer Aarhus this October by bringing European professionals in the architecture business together. According to one of the people behind bringing the event to Aarhus, BIM creates better solutions and helps architects to meet the very high demands in the building sector.

3 On-Water Structures That Ooze Coolness

Cool, fluctuating functionality and fine details all characterise these top-tier projects from some of Denmark’s finest architects.

From Floor Wax to Folk High School

The old floor wax factory in the town of Højer, Denmark, will support the creation of future great designers when the new folk high school Designhøjskolen Højer starts classes in January 2018.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Harnessing a Multi-Applicable Material

The Danish Design Award show is about to become a valuable display window to the building and design industry for the shrink wrap reseller HP Masking. The Danish company sees an opportunity to introduce innovation to the business.

Sustainable City Halls Are the City’s New Community Centre

The city hall designs from Henning Larsen are characterised by a high level of openness and transparency, with many different built-in functions. This provides a vivid, versatile city hall that brings joy and benefits to the local government and citizens.

The Key is Diversity

To Baks Arkitekter, diversity and knowledge sharing are core values when working with architecture.

5 Things That Tell You're Into Danish Architecture

Watch our new video and let’s see if you’re into Danish architecture.

Nordic Design on the Agenda at SXSW 2017

Design isn't only about beautiful buildings and iconic items. Peter Kamph, Head of Communication at Danish Design Center, gives his take on design after visiting this years SXSW in Austin, Texas.

A Visual Investigation of Geometry in Architecture

Engage in the exploration of geometrical shapes and sizes in Danish architecture, examining top-tier projects from leading architectural firms.

Crossing Boundaries - Danish Design and Architecture Abroad

Danish design and architecture is represented all over the world. DANISH™ has spun the globe and found a lot of cool projects abroad - all with a touch of Denmark.

Reflections on Rendering Architecture

Two of Denmark’s finest architectural studios reflect on the idea of visualizations in the architectural process.

Fostering Homeliness through Architecture

Recently, the Danish architecture firm Friis & Moltke Architects won a competition to design the new addition to a series of nursing homes. When designing for people with dementia, the studio has a clear approach and dynamic recipe – with the keyword being ‘homeliness’.

Ready, set, NEW AARCH!

Today is the first cut of the sod for NEW AARCH, the new school of architecture in Aarhus, Denmark. Just a few days after the announcement, the winning team is meeting up with local students to discuss ideas for the new school.

Strong Interdisciplinary Team Wins International Competition For First Newly Built Architecture School in Denmark

Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT, and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter in collaboration with engineering companies Tri-Consult and Steensen Varming have won the international competition for the first newly built architecture school in Denmark. They were in competition with BIG, Sanaa, and Lacaton & Vassal, among others.

This Temporary Complex Combines Urban Gardening with Housing for the Homeless

In Copenhagen, a modular housing concept for the homeless combined with urban gardens is currently on its way. The architectural framework will be incorporated as a healing bridge back to the community.

Cities by MBYLand for Everyone and Everyday

The Danish landscape architect Mette Bruun Yde combines a playful approach to our everyday environment with a keen interest in scenography. Her new studio MBYLand is about to finish an urban landscape plan for generous, multifunctional spaces that reconnect with the natural qualities of the city of Ringkøbing.

A Short Talk on Architectural Craftsmanship

A professor contemplates about the relationship between architecture and craftsmanship, or how the two terms convert into one; architectural craftsmanship.

6 Danish Architecture Feeds to Follow

We proudly recommend you 6 Danish architecture feeds to follow on Instagram.

RISING a challenge

Three main themes are in focus for the RISING Architecture Week 2017: Materials, The City and The Society. But more importantly: You are invited to participate in finding the challenges of tomorrow that should be the content of the festival!

Architectural Nirvana in Thisted

What makes one of our journalists undertake a three-hour drive to visit a gymnasium in Thisted, Denmark designed in the 1970s? Read the whole answer here.

A Wooden Boom

The Danish architectural firm Tegnestuen Vandkunsten uses wood as a central element in many of their projects. According to one of the company’s wood aficionados, architect Kim Dalgaard, wood is returning to the building sector as a load-bearing material.

Caution! Playground Ahead

Jasper Morrison, designer, about Gert Kjeldtoft: Kjeldtoft were recommended to me by the owner of the wonderful Fredericia Furniture, makers of many Danish classic furniture designs. I was looking for a very high level of craftsmanship for a demanding client who wanted the best and insisted on a Danish carpenter. The resulting quality of joinery in the finished piece was remarkable, far better than I or the client had expected, and I greatly appreciated their ability to work around the inevitable problems. If it's quality and efficiency you're after, go see Kjeldtoft.        

Circular Rejuvenation in Architecture

Danish JJW Architects has utilised the world's first Cradle to Cradle certified cement-free mortar from the Danish company KALK to build the extension and renovation of Katrinedals School in Copenhagen.

Architecture in the Circular Economy

Can your house be recycled and thereby transformed into new buildings or products? According to architect Kasper Guldager Jensen, a frontrunner of incorporating circular economy in the building industry, it sure can.

And the Winners are…

This year’s Media Architecture Biennale, MAB14, was held in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark, between 19 and 22 November. It all ended with a grand award show at the town hall in Aarhus.

World Renowned Artist Takes ARoS to the Next Level

The work of American artist James Turrell is going to be a part of the new expansion of the Danish museum ARoS. A large spherical light installation measuring 25 metres in diameter has been commissioned, and will become an integrated part of the existing architecture.  It is planned to be finished in 2017.

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Urban Spaces combining Culture and Recreation

Danes are really good at using their city and the spaces within it. There is an increasing trend in Denmark at the moment, where urban spaces with a lot of new possibilities are becoming part of our lives. People can come and relax with their family, or kids can hang out with their friends. All of these spaces have one thing in common: to create a space for inclusion – inclusion through a variety of activities.

Norm.Architects

They are inseparable. The two founders of Norm.Architects, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, have made quite a name for themselves with their distinctive, minimal architectural aesthetic and no-nonsense approach, both in Denmark as well as internationally.

The World’s Most Humane Prison

Being able to watch the seasons change without bars in front of your window is not something you normally expect as an inmate, nor to be able to play sports or eat a meal together with your prison guard. Nonetheless, this is exactly what life is like behind the 20" wall surrounding Halden prison in Norway.

When Art meets Architecture

When architecture and art are brought together it adds an extra dimension. The clear lines of architecture are challenged and embraced in the meeting with the creative art scene, resulting in an extraordinary symbiosis.

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Designing Architecture for our Cultural Heritage

With two recent museum building competitions won by AART architects, it is timely that we talk to founding partner Anders Tyrrestrup about his thoughts behind these special buildings and how to dive into our cultural heritage through architecture.

Familiar with Danish architecture? Try our quiz and find out

We bring you our very first quiz on Danish architecture. Enjoy!

Alliances in Architecture

DANISH™ investigates how an architectural collaboration works out and seeks to find and describe the benefits of collaborating.

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Improving Architecture by All Digital Means Necessary

At Spant Studio, everything is drawn or drafted digitally. Although the small studio has a workshop, the clear majority of prototypes are made on a 3D printer. The 3D printer is a small part of a process filled with digital tools, but the traditional sketch book still has its place.

2 Summer Houses That Will Leave You Breathless

From time to time you come across summer houses so well-designed that experiencing the mere presence of the architecture makes you feel good – sometimes even great. But we’re quite sure these two examples will leave you breathless.

Darma Wants Us to Build Sustainable Housing

The Danish architect Darma Duus uses hay and clay to create what she calls “the eco-friendliest housing with the healthiest indoor climate you can imagine.”

Danish Architects ADEPT Behind Largest Urban Development in Budapest for 30 Years

Danish architects, ADEPT, won the commission to design the new urban area "Buda-part" in Budapest. The masterplan is based on a distorted grid structure with references to both historic and modern parts of the city. Construction of the first buildings have already started in the 43 ha mixed-use neighbourhood, where built property will count approximately 600.000 m2.

Danish/Swedish coop upon Urban Development goes to the top

The team of Danish schauman & nordgren architects and Swedish mandaWorKs is in more than one meaning on the way to the top: Recently announced winners in international open architecture competition about the area of Tampere Hiedanranta in Finland. The Jury awarded the proposal, ’hiedanranta innovation Bay’ with a shared first prize.

Three Remarkable Danish-designed Bridges

Here, we bring you three examples of Danish-designed bridges – one small, one a bit bigger and finally, an 11-km bridge in South America.

Gehl Architects on Livability

The term livability tends to sum up what we associate with the welfare of a city, the architecture, and the urban development. Livability suggests that quality of life is the holy grail of urban development but it creates a clear hierarchy where architecture and design is at the top. Words come from Jeff Risom, Partner and Managing Director at Gehl, US in his latest blog.

The 10 Most Beautiful Pictures of Danish Architecture

We have, with help from a number of Danish architectural firms, compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful pictures of Danish architecture. Get lost in these beautiful pictures, and then read about the visions behind each project.

Mols Bjerge National Park to get a visitors centre designed by Arkitema

The new building will include an exhibition area, a restaurant and a meeting point for tourists, families and school classes on field trips.

A Pitstop for Refugees

A headline made Zuhal Kocan stop and turn her head while studying architecture. Education interrupted. This made her ponder the issue about young refugees of a war. Now she offers a solution.

Top 10 Most-Read Architecture Articles of 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.

This Henning Larsen Architects-designed School Strives for Better Learning Through Movement

The recently inaugurated Frederiksbjerg School is meant to help move pupils in more than one sense, while at the same time focusing on aspects such as the use of a human scale and dynamic spaces.

An Open Sky Results in Urban Sea Park Development

“It´s raining cats and dogs” is a very British expression. This park, designed by LABLAND architects in close cooperation with the citizens of the small town of Laasby in Denmark, can handle every kind of weather. In fact, the weather is the whole reason why the park was created in the first place. Fundings involved in Laasby Seapark: Realdania Lokale og anlægsfonden (fond for plants- and premises) Vanførefonden (fond for disabled, ed.) Friluftsrådet (council of outdoor activities, ed.)

Schønherr Rises to the Challenges of Climate Change

In order to deal with the ongoing and future changes of climate it requires insight, will and skill, particularly when renewing urban spaces. Danish Schønherr walks this fine line.

When Rønnow Preserves Danish Architectural Heritage

“Our main purpose is always to keep the credibility of a building and its story intact and we strive to maintain a very humble approach when changing, modifying or rebuilding historic sites," states Inge-Lise Kragh of Rønnow Architects.

Architectonic Approach in the Design Distillery

Whether it’s about architecture or design, it is significant for Troels Grum-Schwensen that, with everything he gets involved in, the concept of spatiality is part of the job.

Report: Bjarke Ingels’ talk at the Aarhus School of Architecture

The man behind architectural developments such as the VIA 57 West courtscraper, the new Google Headquarter in Mountain View and the “grand vision” behind SpaceX’s Hyperloop, was giving a talk on social infrastructure and hedonistic sustainability.

The New Black

Now a wide range of Danish architects and other AEC professionals are wearing a whole new set of black. The New Black. The BIM. Don’t get it wrong: it is not that BIM is new – actually architectural studios like JUUL FROST Architects have been using BIM since 2006. But now – ten years later – they are no longer alone … at all.

Urban Planning for Dinner

Imagine a dark, grey sky. Now add wind – and then maybe occasionally some rain….You are standing in the urban square at the gateway of the second largest city in Denmark. Besides the weather, you find nothing but empty space and a bench there. -This emptiness was just too much for architect and developer Frantz Longhi.

RTC - Are you going?

RTC Europe is an event covering Building Information Modelling (BIM) in all its aspects, with a core focus on workflows centred on Autodesk Revit, as well as complementary and alternative applications. This is a ‘for users, by users’ event, where experts and leaders in the field of BIM share their knowledge and experience, express their passion and exchange their insights.

Strong Design Creates Social Interaction

Our architecture combines strong design with high functionality, which promotes social interaction and sustainable solutions, states Jan Ammundsen of 3XN.

A Town of Timber

With the Örnsro Timber Town proposal, C.F. Møller has won the task of designing a visionary residential quarter in central Örebro, Sweden. The competition was held by Örebro Municipality together with the Swedish Association of Architects. The goal is to create an extraordinary urban quarter, as a "new impulse in the city".  

Let Flow the Commuters

“I truly believe that the spaces we move through have a great impact on our well-being and welfare in society, which is why I also have a hope that architecture in the future will take on that responsibility of working with the mind.”

Combining Digital and Ecological Design

Graduate architect Mathias Højfeldt Nielsen's final project focuses on how to explore the possibilities of combining digital and ecological design methodologies in order to reduce climate changes caused by human impact.

How to make Migration Attractive

Newly educated Zuha Alasadi wants to show how town planning and urban design is imperative in dealing with migration, and other forms of societal change. Her project shows how you can enhance a city’s response to increased mobility while continuing to evolve for the benefit of its inhabitants.

Evoking Vernacular Architecture – From turf

We continue our series of graduation project with graduate architect Sindri Þorkelsson from Aarhus School of Architecture, who deals with sustainable design.

Poetics of Transition

Louise Linthwaite’s graduation project is a study of a ruin, its revitalisation, and relationship to the city and the body; executed by the exploration of fragmented contextual devices across the mediums of models, reliefs, collage, and drawing.

Temporary Architecture, Part I: Roskilde Festival

Danish architect, Jes Vagnby, has been working with temporary architecture and music festivals for the past several decades, at the same time discovering new perspectives on more permanent cities. According to Vagnby, temporary festival spaces can move focus away from individualism towards a more concentrated community feeling and social sustainability.

The Care Home of the Future

The Danish architectural firm JJW Architects has designed a new multifunctional health-care centre in Albertslund, a suburb 15 kilometres west of Copenhagen. The new building is a combined health-care centre, nursing home and department store, and has recently opened its doors to the public.

A caretaking Building

Feeling safe and creating space to learn is the main foundation for COBE in creating architecture for children. ‘We want to ensure your future’, states the creative director Dan Stubbergaard in this Q and A about architecture for the little people.

Not your ordinary athletics facility

The athletics facility at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense breaks from traditions and linear disciplines with a rolling terrain containing grass, Lupine plants and trees.

Architecture that lasts - showcased in Berlin

A selection of furniture has been chosen representing the renowned Danish architect and designer Poul Kjærholm's unique understanding of construction and craftsmanship in Jacksons Berlin exhibition.

Video: Godsbanen – A Creative Powerhouse

We went to Aarhus to experience and document a little part of everyday life in the old freight area in the centre of Denmark’s second biggest city.

Europe’s coolest harbour area?

Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus, is in the middle of a transformation from an industrial harbour to a recreational urban area featuring some of the most significant architecture.

Architecture for the many

We go behind the exhibition ‘Art of Many and The Right to Space’, which is the Danish contribution to this year’s architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy.

Recap of this spring’s winning architectural teams

We bring you a small selection of Danish architectural firms that have won tender competitions or have been appointed to create new architecture during the last couple of months, so get ready to explore a diverse range of winning projects.

User involvement makes for better solutions

To create buildings that function in the best possible way, user involvement is a tool that is becoming more and more common nowadays and is seen by many architects as an integral part of the process when designing architectural solutions. Here, we delve into the user involvement process by asking the Danish architectural practice Friis & Moltke Architects about their views and experience of this.

Resilience: More than sustainable

We delve into resilience, which is the idea of making architecture last the test of time, so that it can adapt to new surroundings and different demands.

The quality of retaining and renewing architecture

Based on the desire to upgrade and unite office and canteen areas for administrative and manufacturing staff, the Danish architectural studio Tegnestuen Mejeriet has redesigned an old malt factory in Haderslev, Denmark, for the Danish brewery Fuglsang.

Alternating the methods of innovation

Driving innovation forward demands different competencies and qualities in and around each company. Here, we want to give you a look inside the innovation processes of two Danish companies, namely the shoe manufacturer ECCO and the architectural firm 3XN.

Reporting back from MIPIM

MIPIM, which is one of the world’s largest property events, took place in Cannes, France, last week. We watched some of Denmark’s most creative architects talk about their projects to the crowds of real estate developers and investors.

Urban development: On Copenhagen’s bicycle bridges

We have taken a closer look at Copenhagen’s bicycle bridges, which, every day, help thousands of cyclists to get around.

21st Century Danes

By Ellie Stathaki, Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. The recent announcement for the architect behind this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London highlighted what we already knew; 2016 will be a great year for Danish design.

Architecture that lasts: The Black Diamond

In Copenhagen, the Black Diamond, with its sharp lines and sparkling polished surfaces, is one of the most significant architectural landmarks on the waterfront and a true contemporary example of architecture that lasts.

An offer with plenty of architecture

From 10 to 20 March, Copenhagen Architecture Festival will take place in the Danish cities of Aarhus, Aalborg and Copenhagen. The festival feature more than 150 events that offer a wide range of approaches to architecture.

Making learning an architectural experience

We take a look at three Danish-designed primary and lower secondary schools, which are either total designs or conversion projects, where architecture has been given new life through a transformation.

MIPIM is on its way

This March, the southern French city of Cannes is hosting MIPIM, which is an international property event. With more than 1500 architects, MIPIM has become a major event for international architecture.

A look at temporary Danish architecture

When looking at the term ‘temporary’ in relation to architecture, a whole world of impermanent architectural projects unfolds. Here, we want to give you a glimpse of a few Danish projects and events that focus on ‘temporary’ as a quality in architecture.

Stay at Arne Jacobsen’s collegiate masterpiece

St Catherine’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 architectural masterpiece.

Future architects' nest

It’s not every day that a whole new architects’ school gets built. Nevertheless, this is exactly what Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen Architects did in 2010 with the Umeå School of Architecture in northern Sweden. Located by the Umeå River, this is a place for creativity and artistic experimenting – a place for training future architects.

"People need smart living"

We talked to Partner and Architect Dorthe Keis from Arkitema Architects about new types of accommodation, work-life balance – and how it affects dwellings, and the capabilities of a great architect.

A Sense of Community

By Mette Kynne Frandsen, CEO & Partner at Henning Larsen Architects. When travelling abroad, I am often asked, ‘How does the work of Danish architecture practices differ from the work of foreign practices?’ Allow me to answer using the typology of cultural buildings as the example

3XN designs new extension for Denmark's leading hospital

The Danish architectural firm 3XN has recently designed a warm and welcoming patient hotel and administrative building for Rigshospitalet, Denmark’s leading hospital, in Copenhagen.

The revitalisation of an Aalto masterpiece

The contemporary art museum Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, originally designed by world-renowned Finnish architect Aalvar Aalto together with Elissa Aalto and Jean-Jacques Baruël, reopens on 23 January after a thorough restoration led by Danish architect firm Erik Møller Arkitekter.

The best staircases of 2015

During 2015 we featured a lot of interesting architecture and a common denominator in a number of them were staircases that blew us away. In this recap we will share these staircases with you once more, as a stair is more than just a means of getting from one floor to another; it is a focal point that can enhance great architecture solutions.

Three Danish takes on modern student housing

We explore three examples of recent Danish-designed student housing complexes by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, Henning Larsen Architects and Tegnestuen Mejeriet.

TOP 10 most-read architecture articles of 2015

We made a list of the most popular architecture content from our online magazine this year, so sit tight, when we delve into the top 10 most-read design articles at DANISH™ in 2015.

A house-to-go in 1970 and in 2015

During 1969 and 1970, Danish architect Arne Jacobsen designed a summer house called Kubeflex that incorporated strong references to structuralism. It was a break with centuries of eclecticism, where facades had for a long time been decorated with elements from every thinkable period.

The Children’s Home of the Future

In the town of Kerteminde, Denmark, Danish CEBRA architecture studio has designed a new children’s home. The Children’s Home of the Future combines the traditional home’s safe environment with new pedagogical ideas and conceptions of what a modern children’s home is.

Creating spaces – A Room within a Room

Architecture is a space – constructed and experienced – a space in a building, in the city or in the landscape. How we use a space is very different. However, we always want to get as much as we can from a space; that requires that every option is taken into consideration.

Danish-designed architectural workplaces

We delve into three cool workplaces designed by the Danish architectural firms 3XN, C.F. Møller and KHR architects.

Behind the scenes at Dinesen

The Danish flooring company Dinesen demonstrates remarkable craftsmanship and a knowledge of wood. Dinesen’s passion for wood is evident when talking to fifth-generation owner Thomas Dinesen and the company’s employees. We visited the head office and production facility in the small town of Jels in Jutland, where it all began 117 years ago.

Three cool Danish-designed libraries

The Danish architectural firms schmidt hammer lassen architects, ADEPT and AART architects have designed three buildings that have contributed to making libraries stand out.

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Making a high-rise feel like a low-rise

The Danish architectural firm 3XN recently designed a new 49-storey high-rise in Sydney called the Quay Quarter Tower. The new high-rise excels in creating space for local and international business by being comprised of five separate volumes stacked upon each other.

The renovation and expansion of a historic museum

Skagen Museum is currently undergoing a major revamp, which has been designed by Danish architectural practice Friis & Moltke Architects.

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An architectural holiday centre for everyone

On the edge of the coastline, next to the Great Belt between Funen and Zealand, lies Musholm Bay Holiday Centre, which is one of the most accessible holiday, sports and conference centres in Denmark.

A new take on a cancer counselling centre

Livsrum is a project by the Danish Cancer Society and Realdania that includes the construction of seven cancer counselling centres near hospital cancer wards throughout Denmark. The centre has been designed Danish architect firm EFFEKT

Copenhagen Architecture Festival – CAFx 2015

Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2015 will be taking place simultaneously in both Aarhus and Copenhagen, featuring around seventy events spread out over the two cities.

Turning shipping containers into modern housing

Danish architectural practice Vandkunsten recently helped design CPH Shelter, a sustainable mobile housing system built using traditional shipping containers.

Discover Danish design and architecture through three different exhibitions

We have hand-picked three exhibitions that will allow you to experience a range of Danish design and architecture, with each offering interesting displays and a creative use of the exhibition space.

Q&A with Harley K. Dubois from Burning Man

During the RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen in September, we sat down and had a talk with keynote speaker Harley K. Dubois, who is the co-founder of one of the first creative maker events – the Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, America.

DANISH™ Architecture in Copenhagen

We aim to show how Copenhagen is a city to watch when it comes to showing the effects that good and innovative architecture can have on society. We hope you will enjoy our video!

The architect's preferred effect

Danish architects have known the importance of incorporating good lighting in architecture for many years and have created multiple examples of great lighting solutions in cultural institutions; and here we want to share a few with you.

Creating public spaces that matter

What creates a great public space? How does the cityscape matter to its users, and what is the vision for Denmark’s capital city when it comes to taking care of the city’s urban landscapes? We zoom in on some of the public spaces in Copenhagen.

From industrial waterfront to lush urban space

Danish architectural firm C.F. Møller Architects won the competition to transform the Danish city of Aalborg’s waterfront in 2004. This September, the second phase of the transformation was launched. We took a plunge into the new water-centric urban space.

Architecture that lasts: Notable Danish churches

Designing churches has been a noble discipline in architecture for centuries and many churches are known for their architectural quality. Today, we have delved into the design of two distinctive Danish churches.

CEBRA paves the way for new ways of learning

Danish architectural practice CEBRA has recently completed work on HF & VUC Fyn – an adult education centre in Odense, Denmark.

The multifaceted use of urban gardening

The urban gardening – or urban farming – movement has become increasingly popular these past few years. We decided to find out some interesting ways of doing gardening in the city.

Times are changing

It is time for changes within the Danish design and architecture scene, as both Dorte Mandrup, owner of Dorte Mandrup Architects, and Thomas Graversen, owner of Fredericia Furniture, have carefully analysed the needs of their companies and chosen to take a very ambitious and forward-looking step on the path towards a new period.

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.

Redesigning Denmark’s busiest train station

Danish COBE Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have redesigned Nørreport Station in Copenhagen. Focusing on sustainability, the two architectural practices have given new life to one the busiest traffic hubs in Denmark.

Working in a historic cannon boathouse

The need for something bigger was inevitable for Danish architecture firm 3XN as it had outgrown its office space in the Christianshavn neighbourhood in Copenhagen.

Changing the ways of New Yorkers

Denmark is known for its infrastructure and good bike lanes. Whether you are a student or a businessperson, your chosen form of transport will often be the bike. For some time, other countries have been looking to Denmark – and to Scandinavia in general – for inspiration on how to reduce public car use and increase the cyclist culture, as well as on how to transform public spaces into pedestrian-friendly areas.

Copenhagen's cool canal community

Sluseholmen is a modern housing project near Copenhagen’s southern harbour. Designed by Danish architectural practice Arkitema Architects and Dutch architect Sjoerd Soeters, Sluseholmen includes eight housing islands that altogether consists of more than 1,000 dwellings.

Copenhagen’s Panum complex goes green

C.F. Møller Architects, together with SLA and Rambøll, have won the competition for the new extension to the University of Copenhagen’s Panum complex, which will be finished later this year.

Rejuvenation of a megacity

The Danish urban design practice Gehl Architects has in recent years created increased social interaction and public well-being through careful urban planning in Brazil’s biggest city, São Paulo.

See our recommendations for RISING

We have chosen a few recommendations for you, if you are planning to visit RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen next week.

Designing a future-proof hospital

Danish architectural firms Arkitema Architects and AART Architects are part of a consortium that has recently designed a new hospital to be situated in Gødstrup, near Herning, Denmark.

RISING: Aarhus Pre-Event

Tomorrow, 29 August, a new architecture exhibition called CREATE WITH aarhUS is opening in Aarhus, Denmark, as part of the RISING Architecture Week’s Pre-Event.

Cirkelbroen – a step towards an inclusive city

Copenhagen has a new bridge, and maybe even our next landmark, it is Cirkelbroen designed by Danish Icelandic Olafur Eliasson. It is funded by Nordea Fonden and it opened 22 August where over 7000 Danes participated in the opening.

Wooden high-rise goes back to basics

Danish architectural firm C.F. Møller has recently designed a wooden high-rise building, where an innovative use of materials and sustainability are key elements.

From worn-out containers to a modern office building

UNIONKUL STACK 1 is a three-storey high office building made from worn-out shipping containers in the Northern Harbour of Copenhagen.

RISING Architecture Week is just around the corner

September will see architecture as the focal point of tremendous activity in Copenhagen with the city running its first RISING Architecture Week from 15 - 18 September 2015. We have selected a few highlights for you here.

Q&A with Kim Herforth Nielsen from 3XN

We had a talk with founding partner and creative director of 3XN, Kim Herforth Nielsen, who started the Danish architectural practice with two fellow architects almost 30 years ago.

LEGO lets you build architectural landmarks

Danish toy manufacturer LEGO, famous for the renowned LEGO brick, is giving people the opportunity to build their favourite architectural work in a micro-scale with the LEGO Architecture series.

Arkitema Architects designs village-like student housing complex

Danish architectural firm Arkitema Architects has recently designed Uptown Nørrebro – a student residency project providing around 500 new student residences in Copenhagen.

Henning Larsen Architects designs landmark hotel

With 190 rooms, three restaurants, conference facilities for 400 people and various spa services, the new hotel in Sønderborg will be the biggest hotel in the southern region of Denmark.

C.F. Møller completes spectacular technical faculty

Danish architectural practice C.F. Møller has just completed the new Technical Faculty of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.

EFFEKT’s harbour farm creates co-dependent community around sea-life

Danish architect practice EFFEKT has designed a harbour farm for Copenhagen’s inner harbour – a place for both urban fish farms and recreational activities.

A Life on the water

When you visit Copenhagen you will come across a lot of different houseboats if you are near Sluseholmen, Ved Slusen, Havneholmen or Islands Brygge. We visited Lisbeth and Laust on their houseboat in the southern part of Copenhagen called “Ved Slusen”.

A place for togetherness

Located in a charming little holiday town in Jutland with the Kattegat on one side and Vejle fjord on the other, you find the holiday home of architect Bjarne Hammer, founding partner of schmidt hammer lassen.

Meet the man behind Denmark’s new architecture week

We had a talk with Peter Mørk, the originator of the Rising Architecture Week, which will run from 15 to 18 September 2015 in Copenhagen.

Architecture that lasts: Aarhus City Hall

Today we are focusing on an example of functionalism within Danish architecture: Aarhus City Hall. Designed by late Danish architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller, this major work has inspired generations of architects since its opening in 1941.

3XN's Green UN City

Danish architectural firm 3XN have been designing corporate and governmental buildings all around the world for quite some time. Today we focus on one of their bigger designs.

Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio redefine corporate architecture with new Google HQ

Google is planning to build their new headquarters at Charleston East, a site located just opposite to their current headquarters, the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Danish architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and English architect firm Heatherwick Studio have designed the proposed new headquarters.

Add a Room

During 3 Days of Design, Danish housing brand Add a Room exhibited their ONE+ housing module next to Pakhus 48 in the Nordhavn district of Copenhagen.

Creating space for learning: On Danish-designed education buildings

We have taken a closer look at three Danish-designed education buildings in which form and function come together to create interesting spaces for learning. With two located in Denmark and one in England, we examine the diversity in the buildings’ shapes and sizes.

C.F. Møller submits ambitious housing plan in England

Danish C.F. Møller Architects has submitted its proposal for new housing in the village of Waddesdon, England, after it won an international architectural competition in 2013.

COBE Architects designs Adidas’s new flagship building

The famous sports brand Adidas is adding to its headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, with a conference centre that will hold both a showroom and an employee restaurant. Danish architecture company COBE won the international competition and will now start the realisation of the project together with German COBE Berlin, Knippers Helbig and Transsolar.

To expand an experience: On Danish-designed museum extensions

Designing museum extensions – it is almost a discipline of its own in the world of architecture so we have taken a closer look at three Danish-designed museum extensions.

Art

Moesgaard Museum: An architectural extension of the landscape

This April the first temporary exhibition is opening in the new museum building at Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, Denmark. We took a closer look at the architecture behind the new building designed by Henning Larsen Architects.

Five Danish students to contribute to the modernization of Sydney Opera House

A group of five students from Danish design and architecture schools have been selected to take part in the modernization of Sydney Opera House.

Two Danish architecture companies are among the world’s most innovative

Fast Company has nominated the top ten most innovative architecture companies in the world. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is number two on the list, and C.F. Møller takes fifth place.

OeO on Dinesen’s new Showroom in Copenhagen

The Danish design studio OeO is run by Thomas Lykke and Anne-Marie Buemann. We met up with Creative Director Thomas Lykke to talk about their ideas and the concept for the design of Dinesen’s new showroom.

Join BIG for ‘HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation’

At the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., you can experience sixty of BIG’s latest projects from around the world in the exhibition: ‘HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation’.

3XN Designs the New Headquarters for the International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee’s new headquarters will be in Lausanne on the bank of Lake Geneva on a 24,000 square metre site. 3XN was selected to design the headquarters after an international architectural competition. The new building will bring together 600 employees.

New Sustainable Hothouse for Botanical Gardens

A snail-shaped hothouse cladded with EFTE foil cushions now embellishes the Aarhus Botanical Gardens. The hothouse was designed by C.F. Møller Architects with an emphasis on sustainable design and advanced computer technology.

Danish architects design modern hybrid library in Canada

By Ida Relsted Kærup, Architectural Communication Officer at schmidt hammer lassen.  The first, large-scale, modern hybrid library to open in Canada in recent years, the new Halifax Central Library, designed by Danish firm schmidt hammer lassen architects, has just opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Kolding Light Festival

Kolding Light Festival opens for the second time in Kolding, Jutland, from 11 to 13 December. The concept behind the festival is to give visitors a new and different experience of the city through light and sound.