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WE Architecture Unveils Pixelated Pop-Up Architecture Office at BLOX Copenhagen

09:00 - 31 October, 2018
WE Architecture Unveils Pixelated Pop-Up Architecture Office at BLOX Copenhagen, Courtesy of WE Architecture
Courtesy of WE Architecture

WE Architecture has unveiled its “WE” showroom at BLOX Copenhagen, the new gathering point of Danish architecture, design, and new ideas. The BLOX showroom consists of a staircase gallery showcasing “the next wave of Danish architecture – told and conveyed by a number of invited talented and distinguished young Danish architectural companies.”

The “pixelated” installation uses the steps of the BLOX staircase gallery to create an integrated workstation and exhibition for the firm’s projects, presented through models, renders, technical drawings, sketches etc.

Courtesy of WE Architecture Courtesy of WE Architecture Courtesy of WE Architecture Courtesy of WE Architecture + 5

Alternative Ways for Architects to Architect

07:00 - 11 October, 2018
Alternative Ways for Architects to Architect, Studio Roosegaarde. Image © Willem de Kam
Studio Roosegaarde. Image © Willem de Kam

The more architecture students that I converse with, the more I hear this common dissent amongst them: “I don’t want to become an architect.” Despite participating in long studio hours for a five-year professional degree, somehow very few peers actually want to become the kind of architects that create buildings.

Aside from the conventional alternatives of interior or graphic design, there is a rising trend in the popularity of firms that use architectural skills for beyond the scope of designing luxury condominiums for wealthy clients. For prospective architects (and current ones), below are examples of firms that may not be what one initially imagines to do with their degree, but a taste of the potential of what they can.

via Emergency Architecture & Human Rights via Studio Roosegaarde via Studio Roosegaarde via Forensic Architecture + 8

AD Classics: Grundtvig's Church / Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint

21:30 - 10 October, 2018
AD Classics: Grundtvig's Church / Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint, Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen
Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen

This article was originally published on July 28, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Six million yellow bricks on a hilltop just outside Copenhagen form one of the world’s foremost, if not perhaps comparatively unknown, Expressionist monuments. Grundtvigs Kirke (“Grundtvig’s Church”), designed by architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint, was built between 1921 and 1940 as a memorial to N.F.S. Grundtvig – a famed Danish pastor, philosopher, historian, hymnist, and politician of the 19th century.[1] Jensen Klint, inspired by Grundtvig’s humanist interpretation of Christianity, merged the scale and stylings of a Gothic cathedral with the aesthetics of a Danish country church to create a landmark worthy of its namesake.[2]

It was decided in 1912 that Grundtvig, who had passed away in 1873, had been so significant to Danish history and culture that he merited a national monument. Two competitions were held in 1912 and 1913, bringing in numerous design submissions for statues, decorative columns, and architectural memorials.[3]

Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen Courtesy of Flickr user Rune Brimer Courtesy of Flickr user noona11 Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen + 18

Homes for All - Dortheavej Residence / Bjarke Ingels Group / Bjarke Ingels Group

13:45 - 8 October, 2018
Homes for All - Dortheavej Residence / Bjarke Ingels Group / Bjarke Ingels Group, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Partners in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær
  • Project Managers

    Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Per Bo Madsen
  • Area

    6800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Homes for All - Dortheavej Residence / Bjarke Ingels Group

13:45 - 8 October, 2018
Homes for All - Dortheavej Residence / Bjarke Ingels Group, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Partners in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær
  • Project Managers

    Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Per Bo Madsen
  • Area

    6800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The New Noma by Bjarke Ingels Group Opens to the Public

14:00 - 23 September, 2018
The New Noma by Bjarke Ingels Group Opens to the Public, NOMA 2.0. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj
NOMA 2.0. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj

Bjarke Ingels Group has designed a cluster of buildings as the new home for Noma, one of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants. Situated between two lakes within the community of Christiania in Copenhagen. Built on the site of an ex-military warehouse once used to store mines for the Royal Danish Navy, the project is imagined as an intimate culinary garden village. With interiors completed in collaboration with Studio David Thulstrup, the project dissolves the restaurant’s individual functions into a collection of separate yet connected buildings.

NOMA 2.0. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj NOMA 2.0. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj NOMA 2.0. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj NOMA 2.0. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 8

NOMA 2.0 / BIG

11:00 - 21 September, 2018
NOMA 2.0 / BIG, © Rasmus Hjortshoj
© Rasmus Hjortshoj

© Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 51

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Project Leader

    Frederik Lyng
  • Partners-in-Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær
  • Area

    1290.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Andres Gallardo Captures Copenhagen's Surreal and Colorful Geometric Forms

12:00 - 1 September, 2018
© Andres Gallardo
© Andres Gallardo

Andres Gallardo's ongoing Urban Geometry series captures unique forms, colors, and shadows of modern architecture of various cities. The project is a personal one for Gallardo, as it has been a long-term photo series that has accompanied him throughout his journey in becoming a professional photographer, displaying his development and evolution as he captures the architectural beauty of cities such as Beijing, Helsinki, Seoul, and Copenhagen.

Below is the Copenhagen chapter of the series, a visual poem that allows us to see the city in new ways. Through flowing line and bright bursts of color, Gallardo displays an almost surreal version of the city, where the jagged forms and smooth curves of its modern architecture have replaced human presence.

© Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo + 14

Youth Housing, Nansensgade / Christensen & Co. Architects

00:00 - 29 August, 2018
Youth Housing, Nansensgade / Christensen & Co. Architects, © Niels Nygaard
© Niels Nygaard

© Niels Nygaard © Niels Nygaard © Niels Nygaard © Niels Nygaard + 14

Helmet House / Werkt

02:00 - 26 July, 2018
Helmet House / Werkt, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lead Architects

    Lasse Grønnerup Johannesen & Tobias Mürsch
  • Area

    192.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

LEGO House and Bicycle Snake Honored in 2018 Danish Design Awards

14:00 - 31 May, 2018
LEGO House and Bicycle Snake Honored in 2018 Danish Design Awards, © Kim Christensen / DISSING + WEITLING Architecture
© Kim Christensen / DISSING + WEITLING Architecture

Bjarke Ingels Group’s LEGO House and DISSING + WEITLING’s Bicycle Snake have been recognized by the 2018 Danish Design Awards, an initiative which “highlights the impact and value of design, celebrates companies and designers across the country and showcases the difference their solutions make to industry, everyday life, and society at large.”

The LEGO House was victorious in the “Feel Good” category, while the Bicycle Snake was awarded the “Icon Award.”

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © DISSING + WEITLING Architecture © DISSING + WEITLING Architecture + 7

Lundgrens / Årstiderne Arkitekter

05:00 - 30 May, 2018
Lundgrens / Årstiderne Arkitekter, © Mads Frederik Architectural Photography
© Mads Frederik Architectural Photography

© Mads Frederik Architectural Photography © Mads Frederik Architectural Photography © Mads Frederik Architectural Photography © Mads Frederik Architectural Photography + 13

New Photographs Explore BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Plant as Ski Slope Roof is Installed

12:00 - 8 May, 2018
New Photographs Explore BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Plant as Ski Slope Roof is Installed, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

Photographer Aldo Amoretti has captured new images of one of 2018’s most awaited projects, as the BIG designed Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant takes shape in Copenhagen, complete with an SLA-designed park and ski slope. The images show to the completed power plant, which opened in March 2017, while work progresses on the 170,000-square-foot (16,000-square-meter) park and ski slope that will cap the scheme.

Initially master planned by BIG, the unique design seeks to reclaim a typically unused element of a building for the public through the introduction of the nature-filled program. During summer months, the SLA-designed rooftop activity park will provide visitors with hiking trails, playgrounds, fitness structures, trail running, climbing walls, and of course, incredible views. In the winter, the park will be joined by over 1,640 feet (500 meters) of ski slopes designed by BIG.

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti + 45

OMA’s Ellen van Loon on the Influence of Casa da Música in Her Latest Project, BLOX

11:15 - 7 May, 2018
OMA’s Ellen van Loon on the Influence of Casa da Música in Her Latest Project, BLOX, © BLOX / Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST
© BLOX / Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

On Saturday, at the opening of her latest building, Ellen van Loon sat on the terrace of BLOX in Copenhagen exuding the satisfaction and fulfillment that comes with finishing a major public building. A day of opening activities concluded, van Loon spoke with ArchDaily about the 27,000-square-meter mixed-use building. Built for client Realdania, it’s the Danish Architecture Center’s new home on the edge of the harbor, located on an incredibly challenging site that is bifurcated by a busy street.

BLOX / OMA / Ellen Van Loon

10:13 - 7 May, 2018
BLOX / OMA / Ellen Van Loon, Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMA
Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Hans Werlemann, Courtesy of OMA Photograph by Hans Werlemann, Courtesy of OMA Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMA Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, Courtesy of OMA + 83

OMA's Ellen van Loon Discusses the Firm's New Danish Architecture Center

16:00 - 3 May, 2018
OMA's Ellen van Loon Discusses the Firm's New Danish Architecture Center, Courtesy of Louisiana Channel
Courtesy of Louisiana Channel

Louisiana Channel has released a new video interview with Ellen van Loon, the Dutch “design duchess” of OMA. In the interview, available to watch below, van Loon discusses the concept of “architectural contamination” behind OMA's new mixed-use "BLOX" scheme, home of the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen.

Van Loon discusses the process of “re-invention” needed for the scheme’s realization, in terms of both function and location. Situated on an old brewery site, the scheme seeks to embed architects and visitors in their own field of study, “placing them in the center of the building, which meant they would contaminate all other functions.”

Elephant House / Foster + Partners

00:00 - 4 April, 2018
Elephant House  / Foster + Partners, © Nigel Young
© Nigel Young

© Nigel Young © Richard Davies © Richard Davies © Nigel Young + 40

COBE & BIG Reveal Images of "Waterfall" Proposal for Copenhagen Aquatic Center

12:00 - 27 March, 2018
COBE & BIG Reveal Images of "Waterfall" Proposal for Copenhagen Aquatic Center, Courtesy of COBE / BIG
Courtesy of COBE / BIG

Danish firm COBE has released images of their proposed aquatic center in Copenhagen Harbor, a scheme entered for a design competition which was won by Kengo Kuma. The proposal, designed in collaboration with Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), formed part of COBE’s competition-winning masterplan for Paper Island, which was chosen for development in 2016.

Courtesy of COBE / BIG Courtesy of COBE / BIG Courtesy of COBE / BIG Courtesy of COBE / BIG + 11