For Danish architectural and interior photographer Kirstine Mengel, it is all about obtaining the perfect amount of simplicity to really showcase an object. These are her thoughts on what makes or breaks a picture, and how you can improve your photography skills at home.
Whenever you are in the public space, you are part of experiences, products and planning made for public use. DANISH™ zooms in on two projects at each end of the scale as representatives of public design made by Danish hands.
Encouraging young adults to thrive and find success in life isn’t a simple task to take on – Despite this, craftsman and designer Heidi Zilmer is doing exactly that, right now, in Greenland with “Project Sanasa.”
A new international award from Danish BLOXHUB, called Prix BLOXHUB Interactive,aims to put a strong focus on how we can make our cities more liveable by giving prize awards to the most hybrid and trans-disciplinary projects
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.
The largest meet & greet event in architecture and design in Denmark, hosted by HOLMRIS B8, is back on Thursday 2nd May 2019 – an event that brings together more than 3,000 professional visitors from design, architecture, and the building industry. State of Health will be this year’s focus and 130 exhibitors will take part in the event.
Recently, the Danish architectural practice Schønherr won an award from the Society of Concrete Elements for their work with a newly developed nature park in Denmark. Besides having a strong figurative appeal, Schønherr wanted to emphasize how nature always has something new to offer.
Five objects. Which five objects would you choose to bring with you to make yourself feel at home? Design School Kolding participates in this year’s Salone del Mobile with the exhibition “A home is a home is a home”, challenging our perception of what makes us belong.
Transformation, as in renewing the purposes and structures of old buildings, is part of the business-strategy at AART architects. When preserving cultural history, architecture creates a social impact, with the final result often being even less expensive than building from scratch.
The Danish digital studio Spring/Summer makes immersive digital experiences for brands such as American Express, Stine Goya and Roskilde Festival. Here, they explain how small magic moments help give users a great experience.
At the end of January 2019 you can visit the first worldwide education on Design for Play, combining design with playing, when the Design School in Kolding opens its doors to the public. As a result of their culture, Danes specialize in centring on the participant of playing – creating the most innovate and flexible ways to test several solutions. Alumnis from this education are a real treat for companies looking for growth through innovation.
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.
With the theme of December: "play and learn through design and architecture”, this is the second of two compilations that show how Danish designers and architects work with playfulness and learning through their competencies. This time we focus on how resizing and twisting ankles can bend your way of behaving.
We’ve put together a list of the top 5 most-read articles about architecture from January 1st to December 18th according to page views, with each article featuring the work of awesome Danish architects. Enjoy.
With the theme of “December: play and learn through design and architecture” this is the first of two compilations that shows how Danish designers and architects work with playfulness and learning through their competencies. This article will focus on how to activate kids and grown-ups at schools for the sake of better learning.
Fritz Hansen presents Plenum: a customisable sofa to sit and work on. Its design challenges traditional office furniture by creating a homelike and playful feeling in the workspace. The sofa has power and USB outlets and can be fitted with tables in different sizes.
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.
Woof, woof – Aviendo Fairy Tales let them out. Because these three puppies are the latest in a line of Danish design figures inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. But wait, the dogs are more than just design trinkets.
Computer models do not necessarily make it easier to be a landscape architect, but they do provide a number of advantages. Here Schønherr tells how they use 3D models to aid better dialogue between architects and engineers.
How is it possible to convert aesthetic and sustainable architectural design into learning and a blooming local society? Take a look at the impressive construction of Campus Kolding at the University of Southern Denmark.
The human hand may be the greatest tool ever. Just think about it. Whenever we want to distinguish a product as extraordinary, we tell people that it is made by hand. This is especially evident when talking about Swiss watches, Italian sports cars and bespoke suits. However, handmade quality is also important in the world of designer furniture, because, unique designs go hand in hand with skilled craftsmanship.
To you, it might just be an architectural picture, but to others it’s an artwork. Meet Kirstine Mengel, bronze winner at this year’s Le Prix de la Photographie, new member of DANISH™ and one of the photographers who makes the magic happen in her photos of the finest Danish designs.
HOLMRIS B8 is testing a new method of collecting data. By using sensors in a workplace environment, the company gathers different information about the flow of people. The data may change the way we furnish our buildings in the future.
CultureWorks, M2 Group, Aarhus Filmby and AARSON have established an ambitious cross-breed of corporate conferences and creative festivals. It’s a new Nordic platform, where artists and businesspeople can come to be inspired – They call it this.
In Denmark there is a saying: Third time you do the same thing you have created a tradition... Which is why it would be fair to state in keeping with tradition on our Friday digital playfullness: "Quiz yourself on Digital Times!"
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.
Our experiences in mega-cities like Chongqing, China, large cities like New York City and Moscow, and small cities like Charlotte, USA and Holsterbro, Denmark, point toward the local context and identity being the most important factor when making investments and design decisions, states this new blog created out of Gehl Architecure
What's the cut? What’s the economic and human benefits from collaborating? DANISH™ asked three Danish brands about this. Design is at its strongest when independent and free – this benefits everyone, they believe.
"When focus is pointed away from ourselves and towards our clients. That is when our brand stands out, most clearly". At AART they value the impact that design and architecture have on people so much that they see it as part of their DNA.
With what has become Denmark’s largest meet and greet event Danish company Holmris.Designbrokers is expecting more than 3000 professional visitors from design, architecture and the building industry on the 15th of March as they throw their annual event Trends & Traditions. This is your invitation!
As part of this month’s theme: Scalability and modular thinking, DANISH™ asked three Danish brands about their approach to human relations when in partnership with designers. "Metal fatigue" is something that needs to be avoided, they all agree upon
Here at DANISH™, we are fascinated by flexibility and by products transforming their purpose from one thing to another and so we couldn´t restrain ourselves from sharing these seven remarkable designs with you. All of them Danish, naturally!
Tomorrow the exhibition RÅT opens. It showcases the projects of graduates from the Aarhus School of Architecture. DANISH™ went by the school´s rector Torben Nielsen for an interview about his vision for the school and the students.
“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.)
As a quick follow up on this month’s theme ”Challenging the status quo”, DANISH™ would like to highlight two different projects that in different ways challenge how people and communities can benefit from architecture daring to try out new ways of thinking
Strongly inspired by design thinking and a desire to enhance the interaction between employees, digital design agency Spring/Summer has developed a new method of unifying their working process. We hereby present The Involver.
The second day of BILT began with the ‘Glorious Gadgets’ function. For more than 30 minutes, the committee took the delegates through a fun yet serious journey examining new digital inventions. Some were related to the building industry, and some were just…new.
With the opening early this morning keynote speaker Anders Hvid, founder of DareDisrupt and co-founder of Singularity University in Denmark gave his take on digitalisation as a mindset and a challenge on how the building industry expects it self to be disruptive.
“When using only digitalisation as an extension of your usual routines or to optimise your work processes is misunderstood, we have to dare to rethink our perception of businesses and branches to gain fully from the technological development,” stated Anders Hvid from Dare Disrupt. He is the keynote speaker at BILT Europe next week.
For the fifth year in a row Danish studio Arkitema is looking forward to take part in BILT Europe. An event neccessary for the industry to keep abreast of technological developments. In the end this will give "normal people" the ability to co-design everything from hospitals to new private houses!
This October, BILT Europe will take place in Aarhus, Denmark. Architects, engineers and contractors (ed. AEC) will meet for up to six days to promote better communication within the building industry – all with a focus on increasing efficiency and lowering costs within the sector.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
For two weeks, 50 international design students have been working intensively in cooperation with Danish businesses and a municipality at DesignCamp2017. All designs and innovations implemented as business solutions have one thing in common – design thinking. This is what the participants at DesignCamp2017 in Kolding, Denmark have been learning about.
Aviendo is a family-owned Danish company with four offices around the globe, including Copenhagen. Divided into three separate brands, Aviendo’s ventures include natural skincare, organic chocolate and contemporary Danish design. According to Anders Nielsen, all three brands are united by three common values – quality, health and lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
As a leading company, when it comes to designing spaces and surroundings that let users adapt to everything from changing working habits to different learning situations, we asked Rosan Bosch Studio how to create the optimal learning environment.
The Danish Shipowners’ Association’s latest website, navigatingresponsibly.dk, is more like a movie concept than creating a regular website. Spring/Summer, which designed the platform, says this style is necessary to communicate an important story.
Meet Emil Juul Clevin, a recent design graduate of the Game Art, Design and Development programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Design (KADK). In his graduation project, ‘Hammershus – A Journey Through Time’, Emil Juul Clevin looked at Hammershus in Bornholm and set out to design a new way of interpreting this ruined castle.
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.
"As a method, a mindset and a leadership tool, design can contribute to the creation of sustainable growth and help companies engage customers in new ways". – CEO, Christian Bason, Danish Design Centre
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DANISH™ went to the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture and Design Graduation Exhibtion and had a talk with the designers behind two of the exhibited projects – a winged armchair and a virtual game for kids.
A new “power-glove”, called Happaratus, makes it possible to shape and sculpt hard materials with your hands. The haptic power-tool consists of a series of abrasive pads right at your fingertips that make it possible to feel and form the material up close. The pads provide high efficiency and exceptional control.
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.
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.