Perspectives on Global Danish Architecture

#6 Peder Elgaard

– From an architectural point of view, the awareness of both cultural identity and sustainability is really a gift from the society, the consumer and the clients to the profession.

Quote from his article ‘Architecture in Transformation’ in our publication Global Danish Architecture #7.

Peder Elgaard (1968) is Danish practicing architect, founder and owner at ELGAARD Architecture and holder of a Master’s degree in Architectural Heritage, NORDMAK. He is also a regular advisor to the Ministry of Culture, regarding alterations of listed buildings, as well as a former Royal Building Inspector in Copenhagen.

The Bridge of Peace was designed by an Italian architect; Michele De Lucchi. The lighting design belongs to the French designer Philippe Martinaud. The bridge of Peace was built 2010 by the order of the City Hall of Tbilisi with the intention to connect Old Tbilisi with the new district.

Summer house feelings

Never is the Nordic countries as beautiful as when the Nordic summer breaks. After a long period of darkness and cold, people are in need of getting out, enjoying the warmth and nature. Thus summer houses traditionally play an important role.

One of our best selling books; A New Golden Age, Nordic Architecture & Design, features three beautiful examples from different Nordic countries, encapsuling the spirit of going to the summer house.

Cabin Lyngholmen, Lillesand, Norway, Lund Hagem Arkitekter, 2012, Photos by Lund Hagem Arkitekter

Cabin Lyngholmen, Lillesand, Norway, Lund Hagem Arkitekter, 2012, Photos by Lund Hagem Arkitekter

Villa Blåbär, Nacka, Sweden, pS Arkitektur, 2012, Photo by Jason Strong

Villa Blåbär, Nacka, Sweden, pS Arkitektur, 2012, Photo by Jason Strong

Villa Lola, Vaðalaheiði, Akureyi, Iceland, ARKIS, 2010, Photos by Mirra Arnardottir

Villa Lola, Vaðalaheiði, Akureyi, Iceland, ARKIS, 2010, Photos by Mirra Arnardottir