Peter Cook On Paper
Peter Cook English architect and writer Sir Peter Cook, renowned for his free-thinking spirit translated into architectural lines and shapes, is perhaps most well-known as the co-founder of the avant-garde architectural group Archigram in the 1960s. A selection of his drawings is offered here as part of the exhibition series 'Louisiana On Paper' at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Cook believes that visions of the future - whatever it might offer - are most clearly expressed and can best be discussed in drawings. In his work we encounter kaleidoscopic colours and spiralling shapes, voluntary architectural mutations, and twisting and turning buildings transforming into escapist dreamscapes. With contributions of Mette Marie Kallehauge & David Garcia
Arkitekten Finn Juhl
Esbjørn Hiort Finn Juhl (1912-1989) was one of Danish furniture art's most original designers. He gained world fame with his furnishings for the United Nations headquarters and through his international exhibitions. At the Triennale in Milan in the 1950s he received no less than five gold medals and it was during these years that he won international fame for his furniture. As a space artist, Finn Juhl achieved worldwide fame with his interiors for the UN headquarters in New York, and as an exhibition architect he was the man behind the large exhibitions of Danish applied art abroad, which created the term "Danish Design".
Beyond Buildings – Studio 3XN
Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss (ed.) Copenhagen-based 3XN is creating projects all over the world based on high-level research and a global network of knowledge institutions. The book gives a portrait of the studio's practice of designing for an agenda of humanistic values and radical sustainability. The work of GXN, the innovation unit of 3XN, provides a profound knowledge base of research in to digital design, circular design and behavioral design. The projects in this book showcases the process and realization of a design methodology of 3XN and GXN, fully engaged in The Era of Knowledge.
Arne Jacobsen (3 vols.)
Approach to his complete works 1926 – 1949 Félix Solaguren-Beascoa Through intensive studies, the Spanish architect and author has published all hitherto available projects and works by the architect Arne Jacobsen, including some that have not been published so far. The work is divided into three volumes The first two volumes show Jacobsen's works from resp. 1926-1949 and from 1950-1971, when Jacobsen died. Volume three shows a selection of Arne Jacobsen's drawings from 1958-65. The work is inspired by Le Corbusier's 'Oeuvre complète' and constructed in much the same way. Each volume begins with a review of Jacobsen's architectural development in the respective period - seen through Spanish eyes. In total, the work is over 600 pages, which complements the large book about Arne Jacobsen also from Arkitektens Forlag.
Danish Architecture since 1754
Claus M. Smidt, Christoffer Harlang, Tobias Faber, Carsten Thau & Kim Dirchinck-Holmfeld This book describes the development from Amalienborg ́s beautiful palaces to the Tietgen Dormitory ́s wonderful circular building in Ørestaden. In 1754, Akademiet for de Skjønne Kunster (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), was founded for the study of art and architecture. In its own way, Denmark has managed to make original contributions to European architecture, ranging from Eigtved ́s Amalienborg Palace, C.F.Hansen's play with Roman classicism, M.G.Bindesbøll's Thorvaldsens Museum to Utzon's organic structuralism and Tegnestuen Vandkunsten's renewal of housing forms. All these architects were inspired by foreign ideas and foreign architects and all have led a critical dialogue with their own tradition; Henning Larsen, Friis & Moltke, Fogh & Følner, 3xNielsen, KHR, Dorte Mandrup, Lundgaard & Tranberg, B.I.G. More and more foreign architects are now working in Denmark: Zaha Hadid, Tony Fretton, Norman Foster, their works are also
Folkets Fabrik – The People’s Factory
Anne Märcher & Kristian Krog Through extensive photo documentation of the factory's transformation, the inclusion of historical material, interviews with key players and essays, the story of the Malt factory unfolds as a new architectural and cultural meeting point for Ebeltoft and the region. Photographer Jens Lindhe has documented the architectural features in a series of photos that convey materials, spatial experiences and architectural features. Because at Maltfabrikken, the spaces and the many small details are just as important as the whole. Founded as a malting house in 1861 and closed down in 1998, the old Malt Factory was falling apart and facing demolition when a group of local people decided to save its iconic red buildings and turn them into a centre for all kinds of cultural and creative activities. The story of the Malt Factory's transformation from industrial heritage to modern cultural centre draws threads from the factory buildings'
Katrine Lotz, Jesper Pagh, Ellen Marie Braae, Rosalina Wenningsted-Torgard & Tomas Wikström Form for welfare. How can architecture, space, planning and design contribute to improving well-being today? What new problems and opportunities arise in the attempt to formulate solutions for future welfare through form? New book about welfare design and how to design welfare. The anthology gathers results, knowledge and discussions from the research project Form til Velfærd. With contributions of: Kjeld Vindum, Peter Thule Kristensen, Jens Kvorning, Jørgen Møller, Jesper Pagh, Kirsten Marie Raahauge, Marie Stender, Katrine Lotz, Ellen Marie Braae, Rosalina Wenningsted-Torgard, Tomas Wikström, Kirsten Birk Hansen, Deane Simpson, Loa Kristine Teglgaard Christensen, Camilla Hedegaard Møller, Mette Jerl Jensen, Maja de Neergaard, Masashi Kajita, Heidi Jacobsgaard Schobel and Heidi Svenningsen Kajita and Jannie Rosenberg Bendsen.
Sidse Martens Gudmand-Høyer & Tom Nielsen Gellerup tells the story of one of the most ambitious and controversial urban development projects in Danish history. Gjellerupplanen was launched as a brand-new urban district, modelled after the modernist planning ideals that transformed cities all over the world. The book follows the plan, from the 1950s when the visions surfaced, to the point when the first turf was cut, and all the way up to the present, when the area has come to epitomize the social challenges associated with modernist large-scale planning. Today, the district is undergoing a dramatic transformation aimed at redefining the place and installing a different narrative about this troubled part of Aarhus. This means that Gellerup may be used as a prism to shed new light on the varying Danish architecture and housing policies. The book takes an in-depth look at the architectural and urban visions that shaped Gellerup in the
Influences from Japan in Danish Art and Design
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen A major book about Japonisme in Danish art, design and architecture. At the end of the 19th century Danish artists were among the first in the Western world to engage with Japanese art and adopt elements of it in their work, creating an independent Danish form of expression. And that tradition has been maintained ever since. Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen’s book about Japanese influences in Danish art, design and architecture analyses and traces this development over nearly one and a half centuries, from 1870 to 2010. Inspiration from Japanese art became a catalyst with wide-ranging and lasting effects. The impact of Japonisme was so extensive that it became an essential element in the preconditions for Danish Modernism in the 20th century and for the status as a ”Design Nation” that Denmark can be proud of right up to the present day. Who knew, for example, that Danish national treasures such as
Kritisk By / Critical City
Kristoffer Weiss (ed.) Paradoxically, the Danish welfare city has proved both a historical success and – perhaps – an even greater failure in the late modern era. While cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus bask in international attention and admiration over the high quality of life they offer, cities in general are facing serious economic imbalances and long-term structural challenges that hamper their economic and sustainable development. Within a short period of time, the Danish ‘welfare cities’have developed into ‘well-off cities’ for the affluent. Critical City is a debate book that uses essays, images and interviews with leading architects and urbanists to discuss the Danish welfare city anno 2019.
Christoffer Harlang About the life and work of the architect Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) as a furniture designer.With a list of works 1948-1980. Contents: Erik Krogh: Architect and furniture artist. Nils Fagerholt: The exhibitions and the special rooms. Ole Palsby: Setting a standard. Christoffer Harlang: Lightness and heaviness. A conversation with Poul Kjærholm / Axel Thygesen and Arne Karlsen.
An Architectural History Maria Fabricius Hansen The city of Rome consists of many historical layers. It is characterized by various architectural styles created from antiquity to the present day. But what characterizes the buildings from the various periods in the city's development? Rome: An Architectural History tells through text by professor of art history Maria Fabricius Hansen and drawings by cartoonist Lars Horneman about the central features of the buildings of the past. The book provides a thorough introduction to Rome's architecture and urban space. In addition, it provides an overview of Europe's architectural history told through Rome's architectural changes over the centuries. The drawings illustrate the text, but at the same time form independent sequences of narrative picture series. The combination of text and drawing makes the book a living history of the great upheavals that Rome's architecture and urban space have gone through. The book contains a historical timeline that places
Anders Lendager & Esben Pedersen Lendager Group received the Konstrukturprisen for being one of the construction industry's frontrunners in sustainable construction, reuse and recycling of building materials. With Upcycle Studios and Ressourceræknerne in Ørestaden, Lendager Group has taken the lead and proved that via new suppliers, alternative solutions and flexible architecture, it is possible to make a business of upcycling building materials and considering the use of residual materials in new construction, for example by reusing entire brick blocks and glass from discarded double glazing in new ways. The book is a thorough documentation of the design studio's work in moving the construction industry in a more climate-friendly direction. Through pictures, interviews and essays, the authors document that it is possible to create architecture of the highest quality that is sustainable
The Forest Tower
Kristoffer Linhardt Weiss (ed.) The forest tower is a spectacular 45 meter high tower in Gisselfeld Kloster's forests close to the highest point in Zealand, Denmark. The view tower is built by Camp Adventure and designed by EFFEKT Architects and fulfills an ambition to create an aesthetic edifice and a unique nature experience, which is at the same time adapted to nature and built as sensitively as possible. Since the Forest Tower opened in 2019, more than 300,000 visitors have made their way and the project has become an attraction throughout Zealand. The book is picture-borne and contains overwhelming photo series by photographer and architect Rasmus Hjortshøj, who has visited the Forest Tower both summer and autumn, interview with the architects behind and an essay written by Kristoffer Weiss. The book is not only aimed at a professional audience but with its many impressive images to anyone who is interested in
The Welfare City in Transition
A Compilation of Texts and Images 1923-2020 Signe Sophie Bøggild, Pernille Maria Bärnheim & Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss (eds.) The welfare city as we know it today is facing structural transformations, undermining the ideology of the post-war welfarism. As the welfare city has entered a new phase of market driven development, many of the challenges that the post-war welfare city's architects and decision makers dealt with resemble the present- day crises: financial crisis, migration crisis, democracy crisis, housing crisis, health crisis - and on top of it the major 'newcomer' crises of climate changes and the covid-19 pandemic. Through a compilation of texts and images from different voices and decades the book presents key challenges and perspectives of the past, present and future of the Danish welfare city. It provides a critical map for reflection and action when tackling the urban issues of our time.
Inventing Modernity Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen Monograph on the architect Thorvald Bindesbøll (1846–1908). Thorvald Bindesbøll is primarily known as an artist-maker and the creator of beautiful ceramic vessels and silverware, but throughout his life he also designed buildings, with more projects and completed buildings to his name than one might expect. To reflect this achievement, the book examines his architecture, which is viewed as the underlying basis of his sure grasp of form. A persistent aspect of Bindesbøll’s oevre is his emphasis on function and the clear structure of plans and his priority of form over variation and decoration. Among the buildings that have earned a distinctive place in Danish architectural history are Fiskepakhusene in Skagen, Strandridergaarden on Strandvejen and Bombebøssen in Copenhagen’s Christianshavn district. Lavishly illustrated with new photos and many previously unpublished drawings.