Lello e Irmão

The baroque book shop

We continue our trip in Porto, at the visit to the over 100 year old book shop Lello e Irmão. Founded by the brothers José and António Lello in 1906, the book shop is famously know world wide for its incredible fantasy like charm. As the centerpiece in the bookshop is the charismatic staircase, that leads you to the second floor, with magnificent views of the beautiful stained glass window with the families motto ‘Decus in labore’ – which means ‘dedication to the work’. This is truly a stop worth while for any kind of book lover.

Studytrip to Vejle

Archipress M took a small trip to Vejle 

This year, three more waves were added to the ‘Bølgen’ in Vejle thus completing the project. Yesterday we went to visit it and it is safe to say that this is a one of a kind project! ‘Bølgen’ is also featured in ‘Global Danish Architecture No. 1’, which is an easy-to-wrap present and fits perfectly underneath the Christmas Tree. Go grab yours on the shop. 

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#22 Periscope Tower

Makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape

Extract from our publication News in Nordic Architecture

“One can either climb up the stairs and enjoy the view over the lake and the landscape from the viewing deck, or stay on the ground floor and see the view through the periscope mirror”

Architect: OPPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture . 2016 . Seinäjoki, Finland . 35 m2 . Photos by Anssi Lassila

 

  

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#21 Malmö Market hall

The old freight depot from 1898 was no more than a roofless shell when the developer decided to turn it into a market hall.

Extract from our publication News in Nordic Architecture

“A gap in the roof between the new and existing building allows daylight into the old brick facade, while the facade cladding of weathered corrugated steel echoes the industrial environment which has historically dominated the district.”

Architect: Wingårds Arkitektkontor . 2016 . Malmö, Sweden . 1500 m2 . Photos by André Pihl

 

“The resulting building imitates the gable silhouette of the existing building.

 

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#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

 

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#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

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#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

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#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)

 

   

 

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