Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT, © Quintin Lake
© Quintin Lake
  • Architects

  • Location

    Næstvedgade, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Quintin Lake, Thomas Ibsen, Courtesy of EFFEKT

© Quintin Lake © Quintin Lake © Thomas Ibsen © Thomas Ibsen +33

Campus Roskilde / Henning Larsen Architects

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
© Peter Jarvard
© Peter Jarvard

© Kontraframe © Peter Jarvard © Thorbjorn Hansen © Kontraframe +25

How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking"

00:00 - 5 January, 2014
How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking", Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at BIG and Ida Auken, The Danish Minister of the Environment, both see a great potential in having design making sustainability desirable. Image © Lan Nguyen
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at BIG and Ida Auken, The Danish Minister of the Environment, both see a great potential in having design making sustainability desirable. Image © Lan Nguyen

In this article, originally posted on Grasp as "We Are All Ethical Hackers!", Kasper Worm-Petersen demonstrates how design has the ability to make the abstract tangible and create desirable activities. When that ability is used to promote sustainability and improve the state of the world great things happen and we all get a chance to become ethical hackers.

There are enough big issues to tackle in the world today. The financial crisis and the climate crisis seem almost insurmountable. And as our old habits are keeping us from adapting to the new circumstances there is a need for viable alternatives to our current way of living. At the Design for Smart Growth event held by the Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation some interesting and promising solutions were presented. And they all had design as a key component.

The Danish Minister of the Environment Ida Auken set the scene when she discussed her engagement in environmental policies, “I was so frustrated with the image of environmental policies. That green was someone who hated life... I really want to flip it around and see how we can get people to actually want to live in a sustainable way. How can we make them desire it? And that is where designers come in. It is as easy as that.”

Read on to find out how we can be "ethical hackers" after the break.

KUA2 – University of Copenhagen / Arkitema Architects

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
KUA2 – University of Copenhagen / Arkitema Architects, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Njalsgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area

    37000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects +12

Frederiksberg Halls / AG5

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Frederiksberg Halls / AG5, © Søren Nielsen
© Søren Nielsen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jens Jessens Vej 16, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Area

    1060.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen +11

Sustainable Hothouse / C.F. Møller Architects

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Sustainable Hothouse / C.F. Møller Architects, © Julian Weyer
© Julian Weyer

© Quintin Lake © Julian Weyer © Julian Weyer © Quintin Lake +40

Upcycle House / Lendager Arkitekter

01:00 - 16 December, 2013
Upcycle House  / Lendager Arkitekter, © Jesper Ray
© Jesper Ray

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Polfoto +24

AD Architecture School Guide: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

00:00 - 29 November, 2013
AD Architecture School Guide: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Courtesy of http://www.dkds.dk/
Courtesy of http://www.dkds.dk/

Most architecture schools around the world offer their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in separate tracks. That means that if students want to attain a Master’s degree, they first need to acquire a B.A. or B.S.,which usually takes five years. Altogether, this can be an expensive, eight-year endeavor that can subject students to crippling debt. One US report found that both undergraduate and graduate students can easily accumulate $100,000 in student loan debt, and another finds that “undergraduate students majoring in theology, architecture and history are much more likely to graduate with excessive debt,” compared to those pursuing math and the sciences.

Given these harsh realities, a school that combines both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a single, five-year program is a welcome option. Enter the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts‘ School of Architecture

Arkitema Wins Competition for a Visitor Centre at Hammershus

00:00 - 28 November, 2013
Arkitema Wins Competition for a Visitor Centre at Hammershus, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Danish practice Arkitema have won a prestigious competition to design a new visitor centre for Hammershus, a 13th century castle on the Danish coastline. The winning proposal demonstrates a "respect for the ancient monument and for the location", with "a discreet visitor centre of high architectural quality". The building is expected to serve around 500,000 visitors annually and will cost 45million DKK (approximately $8.2million). Find out more about the project after the break...

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Rebildporten / CEBRA

01:00 - 24 November, 2013
Rebildporten / CEBRA, © Mikkel Frost
© Mikkel Frost
  • Architects

  • Location

    9520 Rebild, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    CEBRA
  • Area

    540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

© Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost +30

VUC Syd / AART Architects + ZENI Architects

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
VUC Syd / AART Architects + ZENI Architects, © Adam Moerk
© Adam Moerk

© Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk +22

BIG Set to Build Blåvand Bunker Museum

01:00 - 18 November, 2013
BIG Set to Build Blåvand Bunker Museum, Blåvand Bunker Museum. Image Courtesy of BIG
Blåvand Bunker Museum. Image Courtesy of BIG

BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum has secured the necessary funds to move forward. Set to transform a former German WWII bunker carved into the banks of Blåvand, Denmark, the 2,500 square meter museum will include four independent institutions: a bunker museum, an amber museum, a history museum and a special exhibitions gallery.

"Contrary to the existing closed concrete lump, the new museum will, in its architecture, function as an open heart integrated into the landscape,” Bjarke Ingels described. “The museum is in every way the opposite of the militant history with its more closed, dark and heavy features.”

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Aarhus Harbour

01:00 - 16 November, 2013
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Aarhus Harbour, Visualization. Image © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Visualization. Image © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has won a competition to design a landmark urban sculpture in Aarhus Harbour, a new district in Denmark's second largest city. The tower, shaped like a "sharp origami cut," is designed to "celebrating vision and social encounters at the edge of the water." Made of welded steel plates, the structure will be manufactured in a shipyard before being sailed to site. 

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition to Design Danish Theater

01:00 - 15 November, 2013
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition to Design Danish Theater, Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

A team led by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has been announced as winners of a competition to design the Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre in Hjørring, Denmark. Once complete in 2016, the 4,200 square meter building will act as a new and vibrant cultural hub within the city. 

International School Ikast Brande / CF Moller

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
International School Ikast Brande / CF Moller, © Martin Schubert
© Martin Schubert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ikast, Denmark
  • Landscape architect

    C.F. Møller Landscape
  • Engineer

    Midtconsult
  • Contractor

    KPC
  • Area

    2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert +22

Trylletromler / Fabric Architecture

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
Trylletromler / Fabric Architecture, © Walter Herfst
© Walter Herfst
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosenborg Castle, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Design Team

    Eric Frijters, Olv Klijn; project team: Greta Mozzachiodi, Guillermo Lavernia, Charlotte Simpson and Ida Fløche Moller
  • Construction Team

    MOELVEN Denmark A/S, Copenhagen Technical College
  • Client

    Danish Architects Association, DAA Copenhagen department
  • Photographs

© Walter Herfst © Walter Herfst © Walter Herfst © Walter Herfst +24

Danish National Maritime Museum Permanent Exhibition / Kossmann.dejong

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Danish National Maritime Museum Permanent Exhibition / Kossmann.dejong, © Thijs Wolzak
© Thijs Wolzak

© Thijs Wolzak © Thijs Wolzak © Thijs Wolzak © Thijs Wolzak +11

Video / Superflex: A Cool Urban Space

00:00 - 8 November, 2013

"Let’s meet on the red square.” The artists behind Superkilen explain how this colorful wedge shaped public park in Copenhagen, Denmark, was a collaboration based on extreme civic participation.

A public park in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark, Superkilen was developed by artists’ group Superflex in collaboration with architectural firms Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Topotek1. The park was officially opened in June 2012.

In this interview two members of Superflex, Jakob Fenger and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, tell us about the ideas behind the project, and how it came about as an extreme example of citizen inclusion and collaboration: "We found it interesting to look at this very diverse group of people in regard to culture, social standing, nationality, etc., and then see it as a rich and significant foundation for impacting the area these people live in."

More after the break.