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Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE

00:00 - 8 October, 2014
Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +24

Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Cost

    <1.500€/sqm
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen

Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen +10

Fredensborg House / NORM Architects

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Fredensborg House / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen +49

Forest House / NORM Architects

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Forest House / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen +26

The Quota House / Pluskontoret Arkitekter

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
The Quota House / Pluskontoret Arkitekter, ©  Jesper Ray
© Jesper Ray

New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

BIG has unveiled plans for Bassin 7 (BSN7), a new civic-minded, mixed-use neighborhood in Denmark’s second largest city. The phased development will “breathe life into the harbor front,” placing importance on the public realm by organizing the site’s seven residential buildings with a series of recreational and cultural activities, including a beach zone, swimming pools, theater and cafe, along a public promenade. 

Traffic House / MLRP

01:00 - 22 September, 2014
Traffic House / MLRP, © Stamers Kontor
© Stamers Kontor

© Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor © Stamers Kontor +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fælledparken, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Adaptable House / Henning Larsen Architects + GXN

01:00 - 17 September, 2014
Adaptable House / Henning Larsen Architects + GXN, © Jesper Ray
© Jesper Ray

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Helene Høyer Mikkelsen +24

The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects

01:00 - 16 September, 2014
The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects, © Jesper Ray
© Jesper Ray

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray +25

COBE's Adaptive Reuse of Nordhavnen Silo Marks Beginning of Redevelopment

01:00 - 7 September, 2014
© COBE
© COBE

Danish firm COBE is transforming the largest industrial building in Nordhavnen - a silo - into an apartment building with both private and public functions. For COBE, who also created the urban development plans for Nordhavnen, this project marks the beginning of the post-industrial area's future. Nordhavnen is a harbor area located only 4km from Copenhagen's city centre.

 "The exciting thing about old industrial property is how to preserve their soul and at the same time use them for something else," said Klaus Kastbjerg, the owner of the silo, commenting on the adaptive reuse project. To preserve the soul of the silo, the architects will maintain a raw industrial feeling on the interior. Each of the 40 retrofitted apartments will contain visible historic remnants such as existing concrete columns and walls.

Keep reading after the break for more information and images...

Incineration Line in Roskilde / Erick van Egeraat

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
© Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +34

3XN Designs Affordable Housing Tower in Denmark

00:00 - 29 August, 2014
© 3XN
© 3XN

The influx of students in Aarhus, Denmark is causing the city to rapidly expand. In response to the growing need for affordable housing close to the local university, 3XN teamed up with developer Jens Richard Pedersen to design a residential high-rise near the institution. The future tower has been dubbed La Tour as an ode to the building that currently occupies the site, Hotel La Tour. 

Newly released renders and model photographs depict the tower as a sweeping semi-circular form that rises in steps. The gradual elevation of the building will start at the street, defining the transition from the surrounding small-scale buildings to the urban high-rise typology. For more information and images, read on after the break.

Courtesy of Adam Mørk/3XN Courtesy of Adam Mørk/3XN Courtesy of Adam Mørk/3XN © 3XN +6

Light Matters: Whiteness in Nordic Countries

00:00 - 29 August, 2014
Light Matters: Whiteness in Nordic Countries, Dybkær Church, Silkeborg, Denmark. Architecture: Regnbuen Arkitekter. Image © Henry Plummer 2010
Dybkær Church, Silkeborg, Denmark. Architecture: Regnbuen Arkitekter. Image © Henry Plummer 2010

The Scandinavian countries have developed great buildings that resonate with both the scarce light in winter and the long summer days. Henry Plummer, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has very carefully studied the various daylight phenomena in the Nordic countries, with extensive photo journeys and brilliant writing that combines an analytical perspective with a poetic touch. His view of daylight looks beyond the practical advantages of using reflective white spaces to facilitate bright rooms; the passionate photographer is much more interested in the light effects that play with the local beauty of nature and touch the human soul.

Read on for more about how Nordic light enters white spaces

AD Classics: Aarhus City Hall / Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
AD Classics: Aarhus City Hall / Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller , Courtesy of VisitAarhus.com
Courtesy of VisitAarhus.com

In 1941, at the height of World War II in Western Europe, the city of Aarhus, Denmark achieved an unusual architectural feat. It finished construction on a brand new city hall that was to be a beacon of democratic governance while the city lay under direct Nazi occupation. Designed four years earlier by the heralded duo of Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller, the Rådhus survived the war and became an internationally recognized classic of Danish modernism.

© Flickr user Seier © Flickr user iznogut © Flickr user Seier Material juxtapositions. Image © Flickr user Seier +19

Livsrum - Cancer Care Centre / ARCGENCY

01:00 - 24 August, 2014
Livsrum - Cancer Care Centre / ARCGENCY, Courtesy of ARCGENCY
Courtesy of ARCGENCY

Courtesy of ARCGENCY Courtesy of ARCGENCY Courtesy of ARCGENCY Courtesy of ARCGENCY +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vejle, Denmark
  • Area

    1450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ARCGENCY

Bjarke Ingels Lays Foundation Brick at LEGO House

01:00 - 19 August, 2014

BIG's LEGO House is now under construction, following a one of a kind foundation laying ceremony featuring - what else - supersized lego bricks. Bjarke Ingels himself was in attendance to lay one of the foundation bricks. Constructed in LEGO's hometown of Billund, Denmark, the LEGO House will be a 12,000 square metre "hands-on minds-on experience centre."

More on the LEGO House, and the foundation laying ceremony, after the break

Hasle Harbour Bath / White

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
Hasle Harbour Bath / White, © Signe Find Larsen
© Signe Find Larsen

© Signe Find Larsen © Signe Find Larsen © Signe Find Larsen © Signe Find Larsen +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bornholm, Denmark
  • Design Team

    Fredrik Pettersson, Mikkel Olsen, Katrine Hvidt, Martin Münter
  • Area

    960.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

With a voluminous portfolio and a bold, light-hearted persona, Bjarke Ingels is among the most respected young architects of the era. Now, as he enters his forties, this article from Icon looks at one of his longest-running projects: The Danish National Maritime Museum. Exploring the development of this project from competition winning proposal in 2006 to completion last year, it discusses some of BIG’s more daring decisions for the museum’s design, as well as Ingels’ development as an architect on the international stage.