Archinect - News 2015-09-02T11:06:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135192680/buy-your-own-private-island-off-the-coast-of-copenhagen-just-8-5-m Buy your own private island off the coast of Copenhagen, just $8.5 m Nicholas Korody 2015-08-26T15:42:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T15:42:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3k97fuyl5zg5tms.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It may not have palm trees or tiki torches, but &ndash; if you're in the market for a private island &ndash; you should probably check out&nbsp;Flakfortet, some 3.5 miles off the coast of lovely Copenhagen.&nbsp;</p><p>An artificial island constructed in 1915 as a naval base to protect the city during World War I, Flakfortet is a protected landmark and was in use until 1968.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avxvmdft2nv8m65g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7arq29njm4b29m4h.jpg"></p><p>A restaurant was added to the&nbsp;330,000 sq ft island and draws around 20,000 people a year. Bingo! It basically pays for itself!</p><p>Not only would you (conceivably) gain access to the perks of Denmark's robust welfare state, you could also have fun exploring the 1km network of underground tunnels.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b93ippp2bjjuca70.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f9ki10mo013tvmp3.jpg"></p><p>Have friends visiting? Have them park their yacht in the marina.</p><p>For just&nbsp;&nbsp;&pound;5.5 million (56 million Danish Krone or USD $8.5 million), Flakfortet could be yours!&nbsp;</p><p>via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.claus-borg.dk/bolig/42689/Flakfortet-1-1433-Koebenhavn-K/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Claus Borg &amp; Partner</a>, h/t&nbsp;<a href="http://thespaces.com/2015/08/25/private-island-near-copenhagen-goes-on-sale/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Spaces</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rrjbe0d3zbaqu407.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xw9zcaciz1x4fb1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5ezyn3428ya8r5lw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k08rvzwfysatioht.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggs8msf80qxom7me.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iolg1qcfj5jcsw7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g0eqbx5rhk7ikf1o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/ht2y62rscg07eay5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1c4palxlu98z7lg4.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/paz35cshnx0bou2x.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen Alexander Walter 2015-08-24T12:18:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T19:09:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lno48myv1lhhj7xg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A pedestrian bridge designed by Olafur Eliasson has opened in Copenhagen, inspired by the Danish-Icelandic artist's childhood in Iceland. Reminiscent of sailing boats, Cirkelbroen, or circle bridge, is made of five circular platforms in different sizes, each with its own "mast", according to Danish foundation Nordea-fonden [...]. Spanning the Danish capital's Christianshavn canal, the bridge, some 40 meters-long (131 feet), has a section that swings open to allow boats to pass through.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Olafur Eliasson in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85311166/olafur-eliasson-receives-2014-mcdermott-award-in-the-arts-at-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson receives 2014 McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131872214/selgascano-design-pavilion-for-africa-in-denmark SelgasCano design pavilion for Africa in Denmark Alexander Walter 2015-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:42:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8hf4fecdg99vf38.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot young Spanish architects Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano of SelgasCano have designed a pop-up exhibition pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibition, Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity. Made of low-cost materials, such as scaffold poles and plastic sheets, which the architects have jazzed up inspired by traditional sub-Saharan settlements, the pavilion is due to travel to Kenya. The show in leafy Humlebaek near Copenhagen closes at the end of September.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s airy, bright and colorful pavilions are a sought-after commodity this summer: less than a month ago, the practice <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" target="_blank">unveiled its completed design</a> for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London.</p><p>To learn more about the&nbsp;<em>Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity</em> exhibition, click <a href="http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125530526/copenhagen-could-ax-its-pioneering-city-bike-program-by-month-s-end Copenhagen could ax its pioneering city bike program by month's end Alexander Walter 2015-04-17T19:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:12:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9olcrzjddqgd342w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2013, Copenhagen&mdash;a city of ebullient cyclists&mdash;launched the mother of all city bike schemes. Its white bikes were fitted with motors and GPS-enabled tablets&mdash;expensive, but designed for a place&nbsp;whose people and visitors truly believed cycling was the best way forward. Now the city that pioneered its&nbsp;first shared bikes in 1995&nbsp;is facing a stark&nbsp;possibility: no bike share scheme at all.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123282174/copenhagen-approves-sleek-mosque-design-by-henning-larsen-architects Copenhagen approves sleek mosque design by Henning Larsen Architects Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T15:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T12:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d225e0c2580daea20ead31197117ccf8.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Muslims in Copenhagen can look forward to getting a new place of worship as Copenhagen Municipality has approved a planning application for a new, modern-looking mosque this week by the Muslim faith group Islamisk Trossamfund. The new mosque, which will be designed by the renowned architect firm Henning Larsen Architects, will replace a current mosque located on the corner of Dortheavej and Tomsg&aring;rdsvej in the Nordvest district of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115592953/building-a-collaborative-jig-saw-pavilion-at-the-media-and-architecture-biennale-in-aarhus Building a collaborative jig-saw pavilion at the Media and Architecture Biennale in Aarhus Justine Testado 2014-12-09T20:51:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:10:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lctfdoc7igfva7x3.jpg" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Programming Natural Affect" was one of the collaborative workshops during the <a href="http://mab14.mediaarchitecture.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media and Architecture Bienniale 2014</a> last month in Aarhus, Denmark. Organized by Anna Ulak and Philipp Rahlenbeck of <a href="http://www.openconstructs.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">openconstructs</a>, the workshop focused on fusing the organic properties of nature and the built urban environment through new media and architecture.</p><p>Participants learned about combining analog and digital production methods as they worked with each other and the organizers in building a small prefabricated pavilion. At the end of the workshop, the pavilion was displayed in the Main Exhibition during the Bienniale.</p><p>Ulak shared further project details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zp5z2msfwtwd8sod.jpg"></p><p>"Rather than trying to fully control/manage the relationship between the natural and built environment with computation (and its metaphors), this proposal sets out to augment the natural world. Thus creating artificial environments that evokes the organic. An architecture that artificially amplifies the experiences of nature that is diminish...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107096998/lego-house-in-billund-denmark-begins-construction-by-laying-giant-lego-brick-shaped-foundation-stones Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick–shaped foundation stones Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T09:58:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/ex2fasg2b3w9ifb7.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week the first six oversize Lego bricks were laid for the foundation of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the Lego Group&rsquo;s hometown. Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the architecture of the Lego House is based on&mdash;what else but?&mdash;the iconic shape of the Lego brick.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74640870/design-for-lego-house-designed-by-big-unveiled-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design for LEGO House, designed by BIG, unveiled today</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed' Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rt/rtsuuy4dsr6bm0tv.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olafur Eliasson has tried something else. For his latest site-specific project, which opens on 20 August, the artist has transformed the entire south wing of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark into a convincing riverbed &ndash; a messy, stony accumulation of sedimentary rock and watery channels that threatens to silt up the white space of the gallery entirely. The result is an uncanny collision of manmade and natural views, and a Sublime reminder of the slow power of nature to erode [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106019341/danish-parking-garage-invites-to-stay-and-play Danish parking garage invites to stay and play Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T10:41:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79cc3d05ada109df7d56f4365c0aead6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new parking garage in Nordhavn, Denmark by JAJA Architects will combine form, functionality, and fun. Draped in greenery and topped with a public playground, the aptly named Park and Play reimagines a garage as an active social space rather than simply a storage place for cars. [...] The garage is being built as part of the first phase of Nordhavn&rsquo;s almost 500-acre master plan to be developed over the next 40 to 50 years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105885132/more-details-on-big-s-cage-free-zootopia-redesign More details on BIG's cage-free “Zootopia” redesign Justine Testado 2014-08-06T02:01:00-04:00 >2014-08-06T12:46:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/57xxgspnhqlogc7l.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a commission for the iconic Givskud Zoo in Denmark, BIG's current proposal "Zootopia" includes an open, cage-free zoo landscape for the animals to roam in that is divided into three zones titled "Asia", "Africa", and "America". Human visitors can then observe and ogle at the animals in integrated structures or at elevated viewpoints, and ideally out of the animals' plain sight.</p><p>Despite BIG's optimistic approach in the redesign, a manmade zoo can't fully replace the animals' true natural habitats&nbsp;&mdash; no matter how spacious or meticulously replicated.</p><p>Check out the current proposal below:</p><p>Project statement:&nbsp; "Architects&rsquo; greatest and most important task is to design man-made ecosystems - to ensure that our cities and buildings suit the way we want to live. We must make sure that our cities offer a generous framework for different people - from different backgrounds, economy, gender, culture, education and age &ndash; so they can live together in harmony while taking into account individual ne...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105860949/denmark-s-cage-free-zoo-will-put-humans-in-captivity Denmark's cage-free zoo will put humans in captivity Alexander Walter 2014-08-05T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:42:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b82fd38ad01cc829a31591e95ce3dd21.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bjarke Ingels&rsquo;s &lsquo;zootopia&rsquo; reverses the role of captor and captive to let animals roam free, while humans are hidden from view. But will it become a feral version of the Hunger Games?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98448530/hortus-conclusus-andersen-1st-prize-for-h-c-andersen-house-of-fairytales-denmark “Hortus Conclusus Andersen” - 1st-prize for H C Andersen House of Fairytales, Denmark Justine Testado 2014-04-21T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:50:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x5/x5v4nrl8zs4p81c5.jpg" width="514" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fairytale wouldn't be complete without the "Hortus Conclusus Andersen" from the Hans Christian Andersen Museum's House of Fairytales competition. Designed by Transborder Studio of Oslo, the proposal was the lucky first-prize winner of the international ideas competition that drew in nearly 500 entrants. These results are only the beginning, as the H C Museum plans for a more restricted design competition for the House of Fairytales.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9iwklb4o5rsw0n6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jclsm5peiajmrbn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j4qqpkxfazfxrlq.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5olgcc7jlozzlid8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4iupjicxleg5z92k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vo6lgmm1qr45rkas.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/hortus_conclusus_andersen_-_1st-prize_for_h_c_andersen_house_of_fairytales/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90695068/katoxvictoria-s-sprouting-city-blocks-runner-up-for-europan-denmark-copenhagen KATOxVictoria’s “Sprouting City Blocks” - Runner-up for Europan Denmark, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2014-01-07T18:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93jwue2cs3r3it9t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our Europan 12 featured entry for today is "Sprouting City Blocks" by KATOxVictoria, a Copenhagen-based design office founded in 2011 by architects Hiroshi Kato and Victoria Diemer Bennetzen. Designed for the Vesterbro district in the competition's Copenhagen site, KATOxVictoria's entry won the runner-up award in the latest Europan Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a preview of "Sprouting City Blocks":</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oaje3wo150ey3bcr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4o/4odq9xzo39wn8zje.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqvp2zdl2cygbpn0.jpg" title=""><br><br><em>Images courtesy of KATOxVictoria.</em></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below for more images. More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/katoxvictorias_sprouting_city_blocks_-_runner-up_for_europan_denmark_copenh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86848249/big-s-bl-vand-bunker-museum-to-be-built-in-historic-dune-landscape-in-varde-denmark BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum to be built in historic dune landscape in Varde, Denmark Justine Testado 2013-11-18T17:53:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T17:56:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dxutauz2gwozt8ua.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG's latest museum design, the Bl&aring;vand Bunker Museum, will be built in the historic dune landscape of Varde in Denmark after the museum received the necessary funding from the A.P. M&oslash;ller and Chastine Mc-Kinney M&oslash;ller Foundation. The museum will transform a former German WWII bunker into a four-volume museum complex &mdash; all while fully integrated into one of the dunes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pigafdk0ftfnrbr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iu/iu26evgnis07y5op.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/dibsynzas3vso57s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j7/j77mzuul5hlk7bna.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of BIG.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86832130/schmidt-hammer-lassen-to-design-vendsyssel-theater-and-experience-center-in-hj-rring-denmark schmidt hammer lassen to design Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center in Hjørring, Denmark Justine Testado 2013-11-18T12:56:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T13:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/iv638z8msn3grwl4.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>schmidt hammer lassen architects recently announced winning the competition to design the Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center, a 4,200 m2 culture facility to be built in Hj&oslash;rring, Denmark. Along with the Danish firm, the winning interdisciplinary team included Arkitektfirmaet Finn &Oslash;stergaard, Brix &amp; Kamp, ALECTIA, Gade &amp; Mortensen Akustik, AIX Arkitekter, Filippa Berglund scenography, and LIW Planning.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zc2d4kp3f85k1gct.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rnk700oiatcp9qpn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfkqb2hj9syf75en.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85775750/fabric-s-zoetrope-inspired-trylletromler-pavilion-in-king-s-garden-copenhagen FABRIC's zoetrope-inspired "Trylletromler" pavilion in King's Garden, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2013-11-04T19:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:20:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/krvn82d47htrxm26.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The "Trylletromler" pavilion by Dutch firm <a href="http://www.fabrications.nl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FABRIC</a> has attracted plenty of public attention in King's Garden, Copenhagen since its public opening this past September. The installation was built after FABRIC won a temporary-pavilion design competition earlier this year. (Check out our previous coverage <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/fabric_wins_competition_for_a_temporary_pavilion_in_the_kings_garden_in_cop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> on our sister site Bustler)</p> <p> The concept of Trylletromler comes from the Danish word for the 19th-century zoetrope device, which gives the illusion of movement in a still image. Based on this idea, the pavilion's fence is built as a paradoxically transparent maze that creates the illusion of motion as one walks through it.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/lidjneqvkzt555fo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Here's a more detailed project description and some recent photos we received from FABRIC:</strong></p> <p> "...The Renaissance garden design of Rosenborg Castle is the oldest known example of garden design in Denmark. The design draws heavily on principles of Euclidean geometry. This language of absolute space was long regarded as the construction principle of the worl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75910402/copenhagen-s-bicycle-freeway-network Copenhagen's bicycle freeway network Archinect 2013-06-26T17:23:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T19:42:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/054ieygzis9crxpk.jpg" width="334" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The solution, or so the city&rsquo;s traffic planners hope, is to encourage people to cycle for longer distances by creating the cycling equivalent of freeways, which will provide fast, direct routes of up to 22 kilometers into the center. A total of 28 highways are planned, providing 495 kilometers of dedicated bike tracks... Nine routes are under construction and should be completed by 2015 at a cost of 208 million krone, or $36 million, divided equally between central and local government.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75795477/henning-larsen-dies-at-87 Henning Larsen Dies at 87 Archinect 2013-06-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2013-06-25T13:39:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2v/2v2g7bfn4gzf05ih.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Iconic Danish architect Henning Larsen died in his sleep in his home in Copenhagen on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Henning Larsen was 87 years old.</p> <p> His firm <a href="http://www.henninglarsen.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects</a> issued following statement:</p> <p> <em>In 1959, Henning Larsen founded his own architecture studio, and he was active for more than 50 years. Henning Larsen&rsquo;s life work counts a number of significant building works in Denmark and abroad. He was often described as a &ldquo;master of the light&rdquo;. From 1968 to 1995, he was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wvg3sowgneca5ik.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia, 1984)</p> <p> <em>Henning Larsen&rsquo;s significance for architecture goes far beyond his own projects. He has inspired generations of Danish and international architects with initiatives such as the architectural journal Skala, which he published for more than 10 years. His unique approach to architecture, combining a sharp artistic and analytical eye, allowed him to ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74640870/design-for-lego-house-designed-by-big-unveiled-today Design for LEGO House, designed by BIG, unveiled today Archinect 2013-06-05T13:30:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T14:16:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivcd93wlmmco7070.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The LEGO Group today revealed the design of the experience center &ldquo;The LEGO House&rdquo;. The center, which will be built in Denmark, illustrates the systematic creativity of LEGO bricks and is expected to attract 250,000 visitors annually.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107096998/lego-house-in-billund-denmark-begins-construction-by-laying-giant-lego-brick-shaped-foundation-stones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick&ndash;shaped foundation stones</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69334482/lego-taps-big-and-raa-to-design-the-lego-brand-house-a-public-lego-museum-and-experience-center-in-denmark LEGO taps BIG and RAA to design the LEGO Brand House, a public LEGO museum and experience center, in Denmark Archinect 2013-03-12T18:27:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:49:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2e5nke36pwxopov.jpg" width="514" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It is one of our great dreams at BIG that we are now able to design a building for and with the LEGO Group. I owe a huge personal debt to the LEGO brick, and I can see in my nephews that its role in developing the child as a creative, thinking, imaginative human being becomes ever stronger in a world in which creativity and innovation are key elements in virtually all aspects of society,&rdquo; says Bjarke Ingels, founder and partner, BIG.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61462406/world-s-biggest-ski-dome-anyone-design-by-cebra World’s Biggest Ski Dome, Anyone? Design by CEBRA Alexander Walter 2012-11-15T17:41:00-05:00 >2012-11-16T18:27:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7ni64rtydxme2mq9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish firm CEBRA has shared with us its adventurous project Skidome Denmark, a vision for the 'world&rsquo;s biggest ski dome' in the city of Randers, Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/57151114/henning-larsen-named-2012-praemium-imperiale-laureate-for-architecture Henning Larsen Named 2012 Praemium Imperiale Laureate for Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-09-12T19:31:00-04:00 >2012-09-12T19:37:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/ase5t6enmp3pcjzn.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2012 winners of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale arts awards were announced today by the Japan Art Association at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The five recipients in their respective fields are Henning Larsen (Architecture, Denmark), Philip Glass (Music, USA), Cai Guo-Qiang (Painting, China), Cecco Bonanotte (Sculpture, Italy), and Yoko Morishita (Theater/Film, Japan).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56631421/henning-larsen-architects-wins-egedal-town-hall-and-health-center-competition Henning Larsen Architects Wins Egedal Town Hall and Health Center Competition Alexander Walter 2012-09-04T15:06:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:37:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5o8smjg5ncxel2ph.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Henning Larsen Architects and a group consisting of turnkey contractor Z&uuml;blin, landscape architect SLA and consulting engineers Henrik Larsen and J&oslash;rgen Nielsen have won the competition for a new Town Hall and Health Center in Egedal, Denmark. The building will be the center of the new, merged Egedal Municipality near Copenhagen.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55823138/big-at-the-danish-pavilion-in-venice BIG at the Danish Pavilion in Venice Alexander Walter 2012-08-23T15:36:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T17:58:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oag9fqqdbtlpmy37.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG in collaboration with TENU, Julie Hardenberg and Inuk Silas H&oslash;gh present Connecting Greenland: AIR+PORT as a part of the exhibition &ldquo;POSSIBLE GREENLAND&rdquo; at the Danish Biennale di Venezia Pavilion, exploring the potentials and challenges that Greenland is facing as the country gains global attention.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/171933/venice-biennale-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53817048/in-denmark-pedaling-to-work-on-a-superhighway In Denmark, Pedaling to Work on a Superhighway Archinect 2012-07-19T15:00:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T17:36:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v382pm8g6e0d766m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cycle superhighway, which opened in April, is the first of 26 routes scheduled to be built to encourage more people to commute to and from Copenhagen by bicycle. More bike path than the Interstate its name suggests, it is the brainchild of city planners who were looking for ways to increase bicycle use in a place where half of the residents already bike to work or to school every day.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/48560325/cobe-wins-2012-nykredit-architecture-prize COBE Wins 2012 Nykredit Architecture Prize Alexander Walter 2012-05-15T14:45:00-04:00 >2012-05-15T14:53:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qr/qr1zczb24r8w9oy5.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen-based firm COBE, represented by architect Dan Stubbergaard, is the 2012 winner of Scandinavia's prestigious architecture prize, Nykredit's Architecture Prize of DKK 500,000 (USD 86,000).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/47321215/printable-house-presents-new-paradigm-in-eco-architecture Printable house presents new paradigm in eco-architecture Archinect 2012-05-04T20:58:00-04:00 >2012-05-09T02:45:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ks05bqqzru4n5c5y.jpg" width="514" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish architects are building a digitally fabricated house printed from a computer file - a new concept they say minimizes waste and simplifies the building process.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/35519387/cebra-architects-to-design-information-portal-at-rebild-denmark CEBRA Architects to Design Information Portal at Rebild, Denmark Alexander Walter 2012-01-23T14:14:00-05:00 >2012-01-23T14:15:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8uscgqutfbscmxtb.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The joint proposal by Danish architects CEBRA, developers HP Byg, engineers Viggo Madsen and exhibition architect Elisabeth Tops&oslash;e has won the competition to design a new information portal for Rebild, one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/22264080/rockmagneten-mvrdv-and-cobe-win-danish-rock-museum-competition-in-roskilde ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde Alexander Walter 2011-09-30T13:43:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:44:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyvu1ghjo50s5hx7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The MVRDV and COBE scheme for the transformation of a former concrete factory into a multifunctional creative hub was chosen winner of an international design competition. The master plan proposes an informal transformation of the 45,000m2 site into a dense neighborhood, incl. 8,000m2 existing factory halls, organized around a plaza for events.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/12304811/bjarke-ingels-designs-incinerator-that-doubles-as-ski-slope-in-copenhagen Bjarke Ingels designs incinerator that doubles as ski slope in Copenhagen Paul Petrunia 2011-07-05T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:40:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0b0b9ba6710d111e1377c91ed0af547.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How do you turn a 100-metre-tall incinerator in the heart of Copenhagen into a social and cultural hub? By building a ski slope on the roof, of course.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We also <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104120/big-puts-a-ski-slope-on-copenhagen-s-new-waste-to-energy-plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">published news of this project back in January</a>.</p>