Archipress M + Biennale di Venezia

Participation in the Venice Biennale 2016

A pile of ‘Nordic Architecture’ and ‘Global Danish Architecture’ books are on their way to Italy, to be sold at the 15th Biennale di Venezia di Archittetura – May 28 to November 27 -, and thus to be found in either of our latest  bookshop cooperations; BF Padiglione Centrale Electa and Cordierie dell’Arsenale Electa. Pay them a visit and see what Nordic Architecture books look like in the company of its international likes.


bøger og biennale

New issue of the Nordic New Golden Age trilogy

Sneak peek from the final publication of our series

The last book in the Nordic New Golden Age trilogy is in the making, and this time the theme of dwellings features a variety of recent Scandinavian housing projects from firms like Helin & Co, CF Møller and Conm + Kallesø, just to mention a few. Displaying the Finnish tradition of materials, bringing the modernist legacy into the contemporary or exploring the Nordic light in unexpected ways.


A project in Helsinki by Helin & Co

A project in Odense by C.F. Møller Architects


A project in Ore Strand by Conm + Kallesø

Design details

The Shell lamp

An ever contemporary design classic by Verner Panton

Extract from our publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design:

“Depeding on the number and length of the chains of discs, the lamps take different shapes. […] The heat emitted by the bulb creates thermal radiation that creates a slight movement among the discs, which act as reflectors.”

Designer: Verner Panton .  1964 . Producer: Verpan

All Photos by Verpan


#5 Ørestad school & library

An 8-storey primary school with the expression of a townhouse

Extract from our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design:

“The protrusion of every classroom as a bay window in the facade has several advantages […] The bay windows ensure that you can look into the building, and the facade creates a new type of classroom from the inside.”

Architect: KHR Architects .  2012 . Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark . 14 500 m2


All Photos by KHR Architects

Perspectives on Global Danish Architecture

#5 Signe Kongebro

– Half the energy consumption of a building is determined by the design. Daylight is one of the key parameters in reducing energy consumption.

Quote from her article ‘Sustainability as a design parameter’ in our publication Global Danish Architecture – Seven #7.

Signe Kongebro (1972), Danish architect, partner and leader of the sutainability department at Henning Larsen Architects.


#4 Snaefellsstofa visitor centre

A locally rooted public realm in connection with the Icelandic nature

Extract from our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design:

“That [use of local larch] is perhaps the shortest distance we have ever gone for materials. We also used the vegetation from the foot of the building and moved it up onto the roof.”

Architect: ARKIS .  2010 . Vatnajökull, Iceland . 750 m2




All photos by Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson & Birgir Teitsson

Perspectives on Nordic architecture & design

#4 Kenneth Frampton

– A number of seemingly spontaneous developments over the past half century have made it increasingly difficult to continue with the “tradition of the new” in any significant way. If we intended, by this term, the unfinished liberative modern projects as this has been cherished by progressive thinkers since the beginning of the Enlightenment.

Quote from his article ‘On the Tradition of the New’ in our publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design 4 ed.

Kenneth Frampton (1930), British architect, critic, historian. Ware professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.


#3 The Waterfront

Seaside dwellings at the harbour front in scenic Stavanger

Extract from our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Landscape:

“Inspired by the unique setting on the harbour front, the Waterfront blurs the boundary between the urban space and the dramatic landscape by appearing as a mountain range of wood at the interface of the city and the fjord.”

Architect: AART Architects .  2014 . Stavanger, Norway . 19,500 m2 . Collaboration with Kraftverk . WAN Residential Award 2014 . Nominated for MIPIM Awards 2015

All photos by Adam Mørk

Perspectives on Nordic architecture and landscape

Photo by Adam Mørk of Copenhagen Soil Center (Christiansen & Co Architects)

#3 Francesco Ranocchi

– (…) The presence of a primary structure can be either a formal one, or merely conceptual. Elsewhere we have defined it as Icastic architecture, this product of the complex relationship between culture industry and construction industry: a semantic reduction that progressively invests the architecture of the century, thus erasing differences and antagonisms in favour of the capacity to become accumulable information.

Quote from his article ‘Icastic architecture and landscape’ in our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Landscape

Francesco Ranocchi (1962), Italian architect, critic and historian. Leader of AW-Architects and holds a PhD in contemporary art theory.