AD Round Up: Dorte Mandrup

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter is a Denmark-based architecture firm with a tremendous variety in their projects. From a day care centre, to a summerhouse, a water tower, and a sports centre, we bring you previously featured projects by Dorte Mandrup.

Day Care Centre The Day-Care Centre is located in a residential neighborhood which was parceled out in 1857-72. The territory is a green oasis in the densely built quarter of Copenhagen. The residential neighborhood of Italian inspiration is of high architectural quality. The neighborhood was built for rich inhabitants of the city of Copenhagen including a number of acknowledged artists of the time. The site is narrow and rather long (read more…)

Read-Nest Measuring only 10 m2, Read-Nest is a small pre-manufactured structure that is designed to sit in the landscape like an architectural folly. Being flexible in both situation and use, the owner can place Read-Nest where he or she feels would best suit their needs, whether for study, relaxation or both. The exterior is clad in vertically striated natural oiled wood (thuja) slats that are designed to interact (read more…)

Summerhouse in Jørlunde Sitting in the midst of an expanding landscape, the summerhouse is an open-plan dwelling allowing the inhabitants and its visitors to experience a continual interior/exterior natural environment. Raised above the ground by concrete pillars, the house extends over the sloping terrain with interior spaces and terraces filtered from the outer landscape by movable fabric screens stretching along the perimeter (read more…)

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Jaegersborg Water tower Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS won in 2004 the competition to convert Jægersborg Water Tower in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a mixed-use building. On the upper floors, student housing units mark the perimeter of the existing structure. Each unit is expressed by a protruding crystal-like add-on that brings daylight into the apartment, and offers unobstructed views to the surrounding landscape (read more…)

Sports & Culture Centre The schemes most pronounced feature is a large translucent membrane that stretches between the sports and culture centre arena, and the four characteristic end walls of the neighbouring public housing scheme. The building´s structure is composed of steel and timber covered with opalescent polycarbonate panels with a low U-value. This translucent cover offers excellent daylight conditions (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Dorte Mandrup " 29 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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