‘Cool nordiske boliger’ is here

The brand new book Cool nordiske boliger is ready from print and we are so happy with the result!

It is a colourful and inspiring book with lots of beautiful photos with simple explanatory text showing new Nordic housing designed with wood, glass and tiles. The book is based on selected projects from the book series: News in Nordic Architecture, A New Golden Age and Global Danish Architecture.

 

 

>>SELECTED PROJECTS

#20 A crisscross of generations

In the future Generation House in Aarhus housing and institutions are combined and children, young people, the elderly, the disabled and families share facilities.

Extract from our latest publication News in Nordic Architecture

“The building is rectangular with canals and water on two sides and tall neighbouring buildings including closely grouped buildings of 3-9 floors with varying facade materials.”

Architect: KPF Arkitekter & RUM Arkitekter . 2016 . Aarhus, Denmark . 27,400 m2

 

‘Cool nordiske boliger’ is on its way

Sneak peek from our new book which will be launched December 6

The new book is in the making and we look very much forward to see the final result. To enlighten the waiting is a glimpse of its content which include projects by Hermansson Hiller Lundberg, Sigge Architects, Holscher Nordberg Architecture and Planning and KPF Arkitekter to name a few.

 

       

       

 

 

>>SELECTED PROJECTS

#19 Indoor activities

As the days get shorter and the weather colder it is time to explore the activities and architecture of indoor sport facilities.

Extracts from our latest publication News in Nordic Architecture

 

Ørestad Ice Ink
“The ice rink is uniquely located in Copenhagen in a dense urban area with facades facing public institutions, public parks and the new arena. The building’s facade is characterised by glass, concrete and wood. The roof has green planting and solar cells.”


Christensen & Co Architects . 2016 . Copenhagen, Denmark . 5,500 m2 . Photos by Adam Mørk

 

 

Thorvald Ellegaard Arena
“The racing track is lowered in the terrain. The large covered volume of membrane is visually freed as an independent form. The building consists mainly of lightweight membrane solutions which have limited weight and relatively small material consumption”

 
Architect: Mikkelsen Arkitekter . 2017 . Odense, Denmark . 7,200 m2 . Photos by Søren Aagaard

 

 

Oslo Skatehall
“The building’s form is inspired by movement and elements from skate-boarding. The building facades are cladded with perforated aluminium sheets and are adorned with Morse code signals, transcribed from the 1978 Norwegian law against use and sale of skateboards.”

 
Architect: Dark Arkitekter . 2017 . Oslo, Norway . 2,330 m2 + 620 m2 skatepark . Photos by Lars Gartå

>>SELECTED PROJECTS

#18 A long tradition of  ‘cold water’ bathing continues

Turning away from the coastline, this bathhouse opens up to the free horizon with a view of the archipelago

Extract from our latest publication News in Nordic Architecture

“The sense, sight and motion of the seascape inspire the design, a sharply angled volume in wood. Located on a beach promenade Kallbadhus is elevated three metres above sea level by thin columns.”

Architect: White Arkitekter . 2016 . Karlshamn, Sweden . 300 m2 . Photos by Bert Leandersson

New colorful book in print: Cool Nordiske Boliger

Only one month after the launching of our latest book News in Nordic Architecture we are ready to send a new book in print. This book presents a special selection of Nordic, cool housing projects from our previous book series News in Nordic Architecture, A New Golden Age and Global Danish Architecture. The new book Cool nordiske boliger is written in Danish and will arrive in the shops first week of December.

 

HM Queen Margrethe visits the Danish Academy in Rome

Last week HM Queen Margrethe visited the Danish Academy in Rome in occasion of the 50th anniversary of the building designed by the famous Danish architect Kay Fisker.

This gives flashbacks to 2006 where we in Archipress M published our first book Kay Fisker and the Danish Academy in Rome  in occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Danish Academy of Science and Fine Art in Rome.

Today twelve other books are added to the list of books
published by Archipress M. You can buy our first and
Must-Have book about the Danish Academy in Rome
in the online shop.

 

 “People are often curiously waiting in front hoping to get a glimpse of what is hiding behind the walls of this building which was to be the last work of Kay Fisker.”

 

 

 

 

 

>> SELECTED PROJECTS

#17 Facade folded like origami

The aim was to utilise the light optimally both inside the apartments and in connection with the facade

Extract from our previous publication A New Golden Age – Housing

“The faceted facades have varying expressions and different character when the light and weather change. This gives the building a diverse expression over the day and months, leaving an impression of a welcoming and changeable building.”

Architect: Mangor & Nagel . 2016 . Ørestad South, Copenhagen . 4,750 m2 . Photos by Tom Jersøe

Essay by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Snøhetta

Our new book News in Nordic Architecture includes a special essay by architect Kjetil Trædal Thorsen from Snøhetta with his thoughts on what it means to be nordic.

It’s an interesting essay portrayed with beautiful photografies.

“ ‘Nordic’ relates to something or someone having its roots in Scandinavia. The implicit meanings of someone, or something, being Nordic is, however, much wider, especially when paired up with nouns such as ‘society’, ‘values’ and, why not, ‘architecture’. ” (Kjetil Trædal Thorsen)