A Deep Dive into Social Responsibility

Housing, Education, Hospitals, Caretaking, and Interior and Design are the five areas in which, as of this year, FRIIS & MOLTKE will be able to offer increased expertise. The five areas are already what the company is renowned and acknowledged for and are chosen due to their interaction with society and the people living in it.

Last Chance to Save the Planet

The open call for Prix BLOXHUB Interactive ends on February 15th – This is the last chance, to enter with an urban visionary solution that might just save the world.

Tear Down the Walls

Tear down those white office walls and open up the building. Give your employees community and unity – and, in return, you will get innovation and growth.

Reflections on Reconnecting Architecture

Danish architect Anders Barslund reflects on how modern architecture can loose touch with its surroundings. In his own work, Barslund tries to reconnect buildings with the spirit of their location by using materials and colours suiting to the environment.

How Remodelling Your House Can Make You Healthy and Happy

Humans spend 90 per cent of their life indoors, which is bad for your physical and mental health. Danish architect Anders Barslund works to reconnect people to the outside world by changing four things in our homes.

Top Ten Most Read Articles on Architecture Summer 2018 - Part 2

We’ve put together a list of the 10 most-read architecture articles of the first part of 2018. This is Part 2– from 5 to 1.  

Fascination of Old Times – Food

Throughout our ‘Old Versus New’ theme of May, we’ve dug into the fascination of old times, and now the art of cooking has caught our eyes. A Danish cookbook author and a rawfood restaurant manager also share their views on why the 2010s have become the decade where more people are preoccupied by what they are putting in their mouths.

Brick by Brick – From Hospital to University

New buildings aren’t always the answer to urban renewal. In Aarhus, Denmark, they try to breathe new life into old buildings by giving them a new purpose. AART architects are leading the team behind an ambitious project to transform the old Aarhus Municipal Hospital into a new campus site named The University Town.

The Healing Architecture Behind the New Children’s Hospital – BørneRiget

Studies show that surroundings can have an effect on health, both positive and negative. So, when designing the new children’s hospital in Copenhagen, BørneRiget, healing architecture was one of the key principles from which the architects began their work.

This Carpet Guide Will Rug Your World

Whether it’s in your own home, in your office or you’re doing a bigger project, there are certain details you need to take into account when choosing the right carpet. We present this carpet guide on details you need to pay attention to when working with carpets.

Water Leads the Way

Schønherr has designed one of the most ambitious climate adaptation projects in Denmark. The project was recently awarded the DANVA & Realdania Climate Award 2017 for the way it integrates water as part of the solution.

Wastewater Warms Cold Commuters at Bus Terminal

Wastewater is a resource that the citizens and commuters of Kolding seem to embrace. The local energy company BlueKolding A/S who are running the project Powered By You is heating the benches of central bus terminal in Kolding with wastewater. And it doesn’t stop there.  

When Religion Converts, part I

From public church to spa center. Denmark has allowed more than one church to be converted into something entirely different. The way Danish architects have figured out how to optimize the unused historic gems at the island of Læsø in a new and modern way is just one example.

To Recognize a Home

Spaces for Life are seven different projects combining the best architectural aspects from healthcare institutions and your home to support patients battling cancer. Danish studio Cornelius Vöge designed the final project in the series and is getting set for the project launch.

Empowering People Through Design

Design does many brilliant things, but these four Danish designs is indeed something special. They help people.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Game Changer

Four finalists, but only one golden D. Read about the good ideas in the Game Changer category.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: The Jury and the People

See the 18 persons assessing the design solutions submitted to Denmark’s major design award, the Danish Design Award.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Improved Welfare

Meet the four finalists competing on the Danish Design Award in the Improved Welfare category.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Young Talent

On our countdown journey towards the second half of the Danish Design Award 2017, we bring you a brief overview of the finalists in the Young Talent category: all sparkling talents keen to make a difference with their designs.

Bikes are the New Black

Danish-founded company Sanitov is busy with urban good life and sustainability, which shows in their two newly launched bikes; movE and speeD.

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’.

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 Fundament for Better Thoughts

Founding Fundament, we were very specific about underlying principles: The moral side of design on how our work could make the world better, rather than selling more furniture in an industry that is known for its unsustainable practices, was a key part.

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.

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.

Better Health Service Through Design

The Danish innovation agency Hatch & Bloom created a new concept for a waiting list in a Danish municipality, leading to a huge reduction of the waiting list and better service for the citizens.

Conquering New Land with Design

A leading European toilet equipment supplier captured a new clientele with a fresh product range that broke with an old, antiquated image. Ve2 is behind the design of the products.

Chemo To Go, Please

Meet Rie Maktabi and Isabel Aagaard, two new graduate designers from the Co-design programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Design (KADK). In their final joint project, ‘Chemo to go, please’, the two designers focused on how to make life better for leukaemia patients.

Too Many Chefs – Improve The Broth!

Falafel, dolma, dates. Kofta, coriander and thin soft bread. Taste à la Gellerup places 80 different food cultures on the kitchen table and converts food into a mass medium.

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.

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.

Move and learn

A group of Danish sport scientists and designers invented a giant dice with digital interaction possibilities. iMO-LEARN sets new and better standards on how kids learn at school.

Designing for the world's most important people

We focus on energy, design and health for children by talking to two of the most popular Danish children’s brands, asking them how they make great designs for children.

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.

DDA '16: The winners are...

On April 7, the winners of the Danish Design Award 2016 were announced during a great award show in Copenhagen. The aim of the relaunched prize was to pay tribute to the effect and impact of Danish design, and a total of 15 winners were found.

When design aids good health

In recent years, design that promotes good health has become more and more central to the way healthcare environments are conceived. Here, we want to give two examples of Danish-designed hospitals that aid good health through their designs.

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.

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

When design is made to save lives

Different designs are conceived to support many different needs, and each design serves a purpose, e.g. a chair lets you sit, a knife lets you cut and a watch tells you the time. Some designs even have the ability to save lives.

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.

INDEX: Award: Here are the winners!

Last night saw the presentation of the international INDEX: Award in Elsinore, Denmark. The award, which recognises design that improves life, was presented to five winners that a jury chose from among 46 finalists that had been shortlisted from 1123 nominations.

Danish design prize aims to change the world

By Kigge Hvid, CEO at INDEX: Design to Improve Life® Asked recently what she saw as the single-greatest driver of social change, Melinda of the Gates Foundation replied: 'Design'. This is the background behind what makes the quote from Melinda Gates is so interesting and progressive. And the very backbone of INDEX: Design to Improve Life®, which focuses only on design that improves life.

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