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".
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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