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ØSS 5 – Ørestad Housing / Mangor & Nagel A/S

© Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe

Villa Aarhus / Friis & Moltke

© Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen

Villa Wienberg / Friis & Moltke + Wienberg Architects

© Mikkel Rahr Mortensen & Gitte Kjær © Mikkel Rahr Mortensen & Gitte Kjær © Mikkel Rahr Mortensen & Gitte Kjær © Mikkel Rahr Mortensen & Gitte Kjær

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: glass. Check out the projects after the break...

Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT

  • Architects: EFFEKT
  • 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

Campus Roskilde / Henning Larsen Architects

© Peter Jarvard
© Peter Jarvard

© Kontraframe © Peter Jarvard © Thorbjorn Hansen © Kontraframe

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

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

  • Architects: Arkitema Architects
  • Location: Njalsgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area: 37000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

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Frederiksberg Halls / AG5

  • Architects: AG5
  • Location: Jens Jessens Vej 16, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Area: 1060.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Søren Nielsen

© Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen

AD Architecture School Guide: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

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

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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VUC Syd / AART Architects + ZENI Architects

© Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk

BIG Set to Build Blåvand Bunker Museum

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

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

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.