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White Shining Objects 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Simon Hjermind Jensen / SHJWORKS

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source:  Simon Hjermind Jensen

“We do not know” was the common answer to the passersby, given by Shjworks while they were installing the project and were asked what it was. And it was true; Shjworks could not exactly tell what it was. They knew the project consisted of five white shining objects placed along a stretch of 400 m in the suburb of Husum just outside Copenhagen. They knew the objects would be illuminated from dusk till dawn, and they knew the height of the objects would vary from 4,2 m to 0,6 m. They also knew the project was the winning entry for a competition about urban spaces, arranged by the Copenhagen municipality. Together with the objects they included 7 benches, 3 planters and 95 step stones.

Simon Hjermind Jensen/ SHJWORKS

Simon Hjermind Jensen/ SHJWORKS

  • Architects: Simon Hjermind Jensen / SHJWORKS
  • Project: White Shining Objects 2014
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Project team: Simon Hjermind Jensen- Head of Design, Christian BøckerSørensen- Landscape Architect, Jakob Ingemansson- Architect, Hollie Gibbons- Architect

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COPENHAGEN MODERN LIBRARY in Denmark by Selim Senin

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: Selim Senin

The main specialty of Danish culture is HYGGE. To reflect this cultural specialty on the project, spaces where people can spend time together, talk to each other, enjoy the scenery, make sportive activities, make presentations, and watch movies at night, etc. have been adopted. Three different routes have been planned to reach the terraces on which people can socialize. Our proposal is not merely a library to enter but a platform on which urban life keeps continuing thus a building which integrates with the city. As a response to classical repellant cognition of libraries, the building has a potential which can form an urban focus and where people would like to enjoy their day and night.

Image Courtesy © selim senin

Image Courtesy © selim senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: COPENHAGEN MODERN LIBRARY
  • Location: COPENHAGENDenmark
  • Software used: Sketchup , Autocad , Photoshop , vray

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The museum garden at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark by POLYFORM

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Article source: POLYFORM 

The new landscape in front of The National Gallery of Denmark is designed as a melting pot – where art can mix with urban life. The urban space is created by Danish POLYFORM Architects and Dutch landscape architects Karres en Brands and has received a warm welcome from the Copenhageners. At the opening event the museum set a new visitor record as almost 8.000 people celebrated the city’s new artsy urban space.

Courtesy © Wichmann+Bendtsen

Courtesy © Wichmann+Bendtsen

  • Architects: POLYFORM
  • Project: The museum garden at the National Gallery of Art
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Wichmann+Bendtsen, Helle Kristiansen
  • Software used: Autocad and for renderings Photoshop, Rhino and Illustrator.
  • Client: The National Gallery of Denmark/ City of Copenhagen/ Annie og Otto Johs. Detlefs Foundation
  • Area: 10.000 square meters
  • Budget: 2,7 million euros
  • Team: Thomas Kock, Jonas Sangberg, Sylvia Karres, Bart Brands, Signe Hertzum, Nikolaj Frølund Thomsen, Henrik Thomas Faurskov, Sofie Mandrup, Sofia Bergman, Tomas Degenaar, Elke Krausmann, Sander Vedder, Marianne Weeke Borup og Julie Thorsø Hansen

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Red Cross Volunteer House in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: COBE

Today, a new iconic Volunteer House for the Danish Red Cross is being unveiled. The building is designed by Danish architects COBE in collaboration with PK3 landscape architects and Søren Jensen engineers.

Image Courtesy © COBE

Image Courtesy © COBE

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Red Cross Volunteer House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Danish Red Cross – donated by the A. P. Møller Foundation
  • Engineers: Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma (Søren Jensen Consulting Engineer)
  • Landscape architects: PK3
  • Program: Volunteer House – exhibition and workshop spaces, incident rooms, conference rooms and café area
  • Size: 750 m2 (8073 ft2)
  • Status: 1st prize in competition in 2013, completed early 2016

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Thoughts on & tradition showroom in Copenhagen, Denmark by NORM . ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Article source: NORM . ARCHITECTS

The main idea for the & tradition showroom is to create a contemporary small scale version of a monochrome and harmonious village structure inside a big warehouse. The idea is to make the structure balance between a coherent minimalist spatial art installation – drawing on inspiration from works of artists and architects such as Donald Judd, Richard Serra and Peter Eisenman, combined with classic architectural elements from the village -  the main street, the alley, the square, the tower, the city wall, etc., etc.  Each house is this village will be built with a completely matt monochrome exterior – like a architectural model landscape in 1:1 only revealing each house very differentiated interior with each its own function and purpose. One house would be all wood inside resembling a minimalist Japanese pavilion. Another would be all color inside inspired more by Luis Barragan or Carlo Scarpa, creating a completely different universe for displaying the &tradition products. One house could serve as a meeting space, one as a workshop for product development, one as the place where the staff gathers to eat their lunch, etc. etc.  Some of these houses will be creating in collaboration with some of the companies &tradition work with – like Kvadrat and Dinesen, where clients are also able to see and choose materials for the furniture.

Image Courtesy © NORM . ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © NORM . ARCHITECTS

Architects: NORM . ARCHITECTS
Project: Thoughts on & tradition showroom
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (more…)

Sorte Hus in Copenhagen, Denmark by Sigurd Larsen

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Sigurd Larsen

Sorte Hus is an innovative and affordable single-family residence in Copenhagen; it combines intelligent use of prefabricated materials to minimize costs, while utilizing a simple spatial composition to maximize room. The result, a saddle-roofed house, provides an answer to the growing demand of small family dwellings in the dense urban landscape of the Danish capital.

Image Courtesy © Sigurd Larsen

Image Courtesy © Sigurd Larsen

  • Architects: Sigurd Larsen
  • Project: Sorte Hus
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Year: 2014
  • Client: Family of 3 people
  • Size: 80 sqm
  • Cost: <1.500€/sqm

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New Copenhagen Kindergarten in Denmark by COBE

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: COBE

Danish architects COBE have completed a new daycare center in Copenhagen with curved corners, lush roof gardens and a special brick facade that gives the building a warm modern feel and at the same time reflects its historic surroundings.

Five small houses with a unique brick cladding and green roofs and roof gardens create the framework for Copenhagen’s new kindergarten. The kindergarten opened its doors in July 2014 and is the result of a competition held in 2012 won by Danish architects COBE in collaboration with PK3 landscape architects and D.A.I. engineers.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk and Rasmus Hjortshøj

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk and Rasmus Hjortshøj

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: New Copenhagen Kindergarten
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Mørk and Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Client: City of Copenhagen
  • Landscape architect: PK3
  • Engineer: D.A.I.
  • Contractor: Kjær & Lassen
  • Programme: New daycare center for 160 children aged 0-6 years
  • Size: 1,927 m2
  • Building period: 2013-2014
  • Total construction costs: 42 m DKK (5.6 m euros)
  • Assignment type: 1st Prize in competition in 2012

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Traffic House in Copenhagen, Denmark by MLRP

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: MLRP

Traffic House consists of a modernisation of an existing class room structure, a new workshop and go-kart garage building which are joined by a large roof structure creating a new portal to the popular Traffic Playground at the Central Park in Copenhagen. This is where school classes go to learn about traffic rules and test their skills on site.

Image Courtesy © MLRP

Image Courtesy © MLRP

  • Architects: MLRP
  • Project: Traffic House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: City of Copenhagen – CAU
  • Engineer: Erasmus & Partners
  • Landscape: GHB Landskab A/S
  • Area: 400 m2
  • Contract costs: 6.000.000 DKK

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New Life to Old Industrial Silo in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE Architects

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Article source: COBE Architects

The transformation of Nordhavnen in the Copenhagen Harbor is well under way. Some of the harbor’s old industrial buildings will be preserved in the new neighborhood – among them are the old silos. The tallest one is now being transformed into housing and public functions. Union Holding represented by Klaus Kastbjerg owns the silo and is responsible for the transformation. The project is called “TheSilo” and is designed by Danish firm COBE who is also the architects behind the urban development plans for Nordhavnen.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj

  • Architects: COBE Architects
  • Project: New Life to Old Industrial Silo
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Engineers: Wessberg og Alectia
  • Program: Transformation of existing grain silo into housing and public functions
  • Size: 8.500 m2 (91,493 sqf)
  • Status: Ongoing, completed end of 2016
  • Client: Union Holding by Klaus Kastbjerg

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Trollbeads House in Copenhagen, Denmark by BBP Arkitekter

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Article source: BBP Arkitekter

BBP Arkitekter have converted an office building dating from 1964 in the center of Copenhagen into the new headquarters for the danish jewellery firm Trollbeads, who are known for their glass and gold beads.

It is a high security building, organised like the old Venetian merchant houses with goods loaded safely at the ground floor, stock and offices above, and, at the highest level, a residence for the owner with a roof terrace.

Image Courtesy © BBP Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © BBP Arkitekter

  • Architects: BBP Arkitekter
  • Project: Trollbeads House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: BBP Arkitekter, Jens Lindhe and Kjeld Madsen
  • Architect in charge: Ebbe Wæhrens – Partner
  • Design team: Lars Rex Christensen, Kathrine Brauer
  • Project engineer: Sigurd Østergaard Andersen
  • Contractor: Kai Andersen A/S

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