Diébédo Francis Kéré: "Architecture is About People"

12:18 - 26 August, 2015

On the Louisiana Channel's latest installment, Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré discusses his "Canopy" installation, currently on view at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, and shares thoughts on the impact of architecture. Designed with a sense of freedom that encourages users to interact with the installation as they wish, Kere's Canopy serves as a flexible gathering space within the museum that is reminiscent of "AFRICA." 

“They’re free to use the space like they behave, like they feel," says Kere. "Architecture is about people."

Cirkelbroen Bridge / Studio Olafur Eliasson

15:00 - 24 August, 2015

Nøjkærhus Culture House / LUMO Architects

02:00 - 21 August, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    8600 Virklund, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Lars Sønderskov, Mads Lindstrøm
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Jesper Balleby

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Library and Culture Centre / Primus Architects

09:00 - 12 August, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Collaborators

    Rytter A/S, JPM engineering, GHB Landscape architects
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Primus Architects

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The Orangery / Lenschow & Pihlmann + Mikael Stenström

02:00 - 21 July, 2015
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Around Pavilion / Christiansen Andersen

03:00 - 17 July, 2015
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The Technical Faculty SDU / C.F. Møller

03:00 - 15 July, 2015
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Courtesy of C. F. Møller Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of C. F. Møller Architects

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The Infinite Bridge / Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter

03:00 - 14 July, 2015
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AA Visiting School: Aarhus

02:30 - 8 July, 2015
Variable Patterns through Mesh Planarisation - Relaxation of a high poly mesh in achieving planar surfaces; the colours represents each face's deviation from being planar. Image: Dave Reeves
Variable Patterns through Mesh Planarisation - Relaxation of a high poly mesh in achieving planar surfaces; the colours represents each face's deviation from being planar. Image: Dave Reeves

This summer the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) will be hosting a 10-day workshop in Aarhus, Denmark. The programme, which is a part of the AA's Visiting School Programme focuses on the role of digital fabrication in design by exploring patterns in complex geometries as a response to lighting conditions. The event is scheduled to take place between August 21-30, 2015.

Bjarke Ingels: "Denmark Has Become an Entire Country Made Out of LEGO®"

17:05 - 30 June, 2015

"In a matter of speaking, Denmark has become an entire country made out of LEGO®," says Bjarke Ingels. Speaking of the importance of prefab in Denmark and how LEGO® inspired his first BIG project - the "LEGO® Towers," which ultimately landed him a commission to design the LEGO® House - Bjarke Ingels discusses his favorite childhood toy and how it has helped him become a better architect.

The clip is part of the documentary, A LEGO Brickumentary which will hit theaters July 31. 

RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen

02:30 - 29 June, 2015
Torben Eskerod
Torben Eskerod

From the 15th to the 18th September 2015, Copenhagen will play host to the international RISING Architecture Week. For four days the city will turn into a sizzling melting pot of over fifty events, site visits, bicycle tours and debates throughout the city.

Among these events is a two-day conference where 500 professionals and visionaries meet to exchange ideas and discuss the theme Growing Cities. The conference has a venue for speaks, debates and interviews, and another venue for workshops, networking and innovation labs. "RISING gathers a very big, international audience of architects, developers and city planners, which gives professionals a unique opportunity to develop and exchange ideas across borders. I’m very much looking forward to participate in RISING this September," says Sergey Kuznetsov, City Chief Architect of Moscow and keynote speaker at RISING.

Exhibition: AFRICA at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

19:30 - 25 June, 2015
Kéré Architecture (Burkina Faso): Gando Secondary School, 2013 Foto: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Kéré Architecture (Burkina Faso): Gando Secondary School, 2013 Foto: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

The exhibition AFRICA is the third and last in the series architecture, culture and identity. It focuses on the area called sub-Saharan Africa – the part of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Louisiana’s wish to mount this exhibition has its origin in a very simple observation: despite the fact that Africa is the world’s second-largest continent, surprisingly little contemporary culture from there comes our way.

Dokk1 / schmidt hammer lassen architects

02:00 - 23 June, 2015
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Roof House / LETH & GORI

02:00 - 18 June, 2015
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Exhibition: SNØHETTA - WORLD ARCHITECTURE

11:30 - 15 June, 2015
Oslo Opera by Snøhetta, Nowaye. Photo: Christopher Hagelund, Formdesign.no
Oslo Opera by Snøhetta, Nowaye. Photo: Christopher Hagelund, Formdesign.no

Snøhetta wants design to be alive. Whether it is on paper or in wood or water, it is alive, diverse and difficult to capture.

Starting 18 June, an exhibition at The Danish Architecture Centre, titled 'Snøhetta - World Architecture' will center on how human nature interacts with a range of conditions - cultural, social, economic and environmental - in the world around us and how this thinking drives Snøhetta’s work.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects Awarded Scandinavia’s Largest Architecture Prize

06:00 - 4 June, 2015
Kastrup Peak Load Power Pant. Image Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects
Kastrup Peak Load Power Pant. Image Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects

The 2015 Nykredit Architecture Prize has been awarded to Gottlieb Paludan Architects (GPA) for their contribution to the design of public utility and industrial buildings. Founded by the Nykredit Foundation, the 500,000-DKK prize has become Scandinavia’s foremost architectural award, with past winners including Jørn Utzon, Bjarke Ingels and CEBRA.

BIO4. Image Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects Kastrup Substation. Image Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects Odense Foot and Cycling Brdge. Image Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects District Cooling Plant. Image Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects +10

Video: House of Music / Coop Himmelb(l)au

12:35 - 2 June, 2015

One of the best acoustically responsive concert halls in the world, Coop Himmelb(l)au's House of Music in Aalborg has been a lively center for music and creative exchange since its opening in 2014. Based off of the simple, yet powerful courtyard typology and inspired by Le Corbusier’s La Tourette, the 1,300-seat concert hall is embraced by a U-shaped education center and enhanced by a careful overlapping of public and performance areas. This has allowed the building to live up to its name, becoming an animated House of Music where music is not only heard, but seen. 

This video is the first of a series by Spirit of Space. You can watch Coop Himmelb(l)au's Wolf Prix talk about his intentions behind the House of Music, after the break.  

Communal Crematorium / Henning Larsen Architects

03:00 - 29 May, 2015
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