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Two associated members of DANISH™ in contention for the golden D at Danish Design Award 2017

The finalists for the upcoming event Danish Design Award 2017 have been revealed, and we are proud to announce that two of our members are among the finalists.

Danish Design Aficionado? Try our quiz!

Pay close attention to questions on everything from Danish furniture, stereos and lighting.

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.

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.

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!

Creating an "Aha" Experience

Michael Daae Christensen don't wanna create objects which only the well-off can buy; he wants to sell quality design at a price which most people can afford.

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.

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.

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.

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!

A Compressed Lesson in Design Thinking

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 tailored

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.

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.)

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.

When Kvorning Designs, Magical Moments Evolve

With more than 5000 projects in more than 50 countries, Kvorning Design & Communication is one of Denmark's leading design studios, when it comes to exhibition design.

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.

Changing Education with Design

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.

Like Making a Movie

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.

Freedom to the Material

”I´m concerned about how we surround ourselves with the same objects and thereby make our living spaces more and more uniform and standardized.”

Take Part in History and Understand Your Past

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.

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.

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 your future

"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

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.

Designing chairs for everyone

Six furniture design students has designed chairs made for people, who leave a different imprint. Their brief was to design furniture for bodies that are outside the average size and societal norm.

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.

Danish design that makes working life better

We explore the different ways Danish design companies are making their products better by enhancing everything from light, ergonomics and functionality.

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.

Play for the sake of play

We set out to investigate the special Danish method for designing play experiences, so we talked with Karen Feder, Design School Kolding’s Manager of the LAB for Play & Design.

The recipe for designing good playgrounds

We asked two Danish playground companies how they make their solutions playable and meet the challenge of designing for children.

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.

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.

Reporting back from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Graduation Exhibition

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 haptic power-glove tool

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.

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.

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.