Livsrum – Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT

© Quintin Lake

Architects: EFFEKT
Location: Næstvedgade, 2100 ,
Area: 740.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Quintin Lake, Thomas Ibsen, Courtesy of EFFEKT

Campus Roskilde / Henning Larsen Architects

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Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
Location: Roskilde County,
Area: 20000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Jarvard, Kontraframe, Thorbjorn Hansen

How We Can Design a Better System Through “Ethical Hacking”

Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at 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

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

Frederiksberg Halls / AG5

© Søren Nielsen

Architects: AG5
Location: Jens Jessens Vej, , Denmark
Area: 1,060 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Søren Nielsen

Sustainable Hothouse / C.F. Møller Architects

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Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
Location: Møllevejen, 8000 ,
Architect In Charge: C.F. Møller Architects
Area: 3300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julian Weyer, Quintin Lake

Upcycle House / Lendager Arkitekter

© Jesper Ray

Architects: Lendager Arkitekter
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Lendager Arkitekter
Area: 129 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jesper Ray, Polfoto

AD Architecture School Guide: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

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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

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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…

RebildPorten / CEBRA

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Architects: CEBRA
Location: , Denmark
Area: 540 sqm
Photographs: Mikkel Frost

VUC Syd / AART Architects + ZENI Architects

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Architects: AART Architects, ZENI Architects
Location: 6100 , Denmark
Engineer: COWI
Area: 8600.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Moerk

BIG Set to Build Blåvand Bunker Museum

Blåvand Bunker Museum. Image ©

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, , 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

Visualization. Image Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has won a competition to design a landmark urban sculpture in Aarhus Harbour, a new district in ’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

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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 , Denmark. Once complete in 2016, the 4,200 square meter building will act as a new and vibrant cultural hub within the city.

Trylletromler / Fabric Architecture

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Architects: Fabric Architecture
Location: Rosenborg Castle, 1350 ,
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

International School Ikast Brande / CF Moller

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Architects: CF Moller
Location: ,
Area: 2,600 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Martin Schubert, Julian Weyer

Danish National Maritime Museum Permanent Exhibition / Kossmann.dejong

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Architects: Kossmann.dejong
Location: Ny Kronborgvej, Helsingor,
Light Design: Rapenburg Plaza
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thijs Wolzak, Luca Santiago Mora

Video / Superflex: A Cool Urban Space

“Let’s meet on the red square.” The artists behind Superkilen explain how this colorful wedge shaped public park in , 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 () 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.