#8 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.” 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 […]

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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, […]

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#7 Bjarke Ingels

“There is potential in all programmatic types and scales for answering to the climate and culture and conditions of a place.” “Architecture is much more than designing pretty facades or expressive sculptures; it is rather the means to life itself.” Bjarke Bundgaard Ingels (1974), Danish architect, founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Quote […]

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#6 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.” Steven Holl (1947) is an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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.” Signe Kongebro (1972), Danish architect, partner and leader of the sutainability department at Henning Larsen Architects. Quote from her article ‘Sustainability as a design parameter’ in our publication Global Danish Architecture – Seven #7.

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