#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.
#5 Steven Holl
– Nordic Light and Shadow are keys to the building section. Openings are organized around sun angles which never get above 47 °. Every year the Director [of the Knut Hamsun center], Bodil Børset, sends me photos of the last horizontal band of sunlight to penetrate before the weeks of winter darkness.
Quote from his article ‘Nordic Shadow’ in our publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design, 4 ed.
Steven Holl (1947) is an American practicing architect of partly Norwegian origin, and professor at Columbia University, New York. The owner of Steven Holl Architects, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.
The Hamsum center by Steven Holl Architects, in Hamarøy, Norway, 2009. All photos by Steven Holl Architects.
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.
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
#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.