Explore Olafur Eliasson’s Fjordenhus in 360-degree video

Take a tour of Olafur Eliasson’s first building, a castle-like office in a fjord in Denmark, in this 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. The Danish-Icelandic artist designed the fortress-like structure, called Fjordenhus, to stand on the water in the harbour Vejle. The building opened last month. The upper floors serve as the headquarters of holding and investment company

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Olafur Eliasson’s first building is a castle-like office in a Danish fjord

Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has completed his first building – a fortress-like office in the Vejle Fjord in Denmark, called Fjordenhus. Fjordenhus is the headquarters of Kirk Kapital, which is the holding and investment company for three brothers who are direct descendent of the founder of Lego. But it also features a publicly accessible ground floor. It is the

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OMA stacks green glass boxes to create architecture centre on Copenhagen waterfront

An architecture centre, co-working space and apartments are housed within a development of stacked glazed blocks by OMA, which creates a “knot” around a busy intersection in Copenhagen. Blox incorporates the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), offices for creatives and build-to-rent apartments. Dutch architecture firm OMA was commissioned to design the development by the Danish philanthropic organisation Realdania back in 2006.

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Kengo Kuma to build aquatics centre and harbour bath in Copenhagen

Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates is designing an aquatics centre on Copenhagen’s harbour, featuring indoor pools framed by brick pyramids and outdoor baths that terrace down to meet the sea. Kengo Kuma’s office won a competition to design Water Culture House. It forms part of COBE’s regeneration of Chistriansholm – an artificial landmass also known as Paper Island,

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10 key projects by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon

To celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, we’ve collaborated with the Utzon Center in Denmark to highlight 10 of his most important projects, including the one everyone knows. The Pritzker Prize-winning architect is best known for his design of the iconic Sydney Opera House. The building was declared a UNESCO

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Suspected murderer Peter Madsen worked on BIG’s smoke-ring-blowing power plant

The Danish inventor on trial for committing murder aboard his self-built submarine helped Bjarke Ingels Group develop the distinctive smoke-ring-blowing chimney of its Copenhagen power plant, Dezeen has learned. Peter Madsen, who is charged with the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, is credited with helping Danish architecture studio BIG develop the technology for the chimney. He features

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SLA Architects designs ski park atop BIG’s Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video reveals plans by landscape firm SLA Architects to create the year-round ski slope and park over Copenhagen’s new Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant. Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG is behind the new power plant, which completes this year in the Danish capital. The firm asked SLA Architects to design the large park that will

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Copenhagen Harbor’s Floating Islands

Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Danish designer Magnus Maarbjerg have joined forces in the creation of their latest project: a man-made wooden island, complete with a linden tree, that is currently floating in Copenhagen’s harbor.
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NORD Architects creates angular timber-clad sports centre in Copenhagen

Danish studio NORD Architects has completed a multipurpose sports facility in Copenhagen’s developing Ørestad City area. Featuring a cluster of timber volumes that fan out from a central point to define different functional zones, the building is located alongside Bjarke Ingels’ iconic Mountain Dwellings complex. In comparison to its neighbour, the sports facility designed by NORD

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Artificial island creates floating events space in Copenhagen harbour

Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg from Danish design studio Fokstrot have teamed up to create a wooden island, floating in Copenhagen harbour. Complete with a single linden tree, the 20-square-metre floating platform is a prototype for a project called Copenhagen Islands. It was designed to be used as a public space. “The prototype island

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Oversized roof shelters terraces on either side of CEBRA’s Danish summer house

A pitched roof extends well beyond the internal walls to create sheltered terraces around the edges of this summer house designed by Danish architecture studio CEBRA for a site overlooking the country’s Vejle Fjord. CEBRA created the property for a client who resides in the studio’s Iceberg housing project – a harbourside scheme in Aarhus

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Rooted in hospitality, Malling Living aims to create exceptionally durable Danish designs

A new-to-me Danish brand has rolled into my inbox called Malling Living. Rikke Malling is the owner and designer behind MALLING LIVING, but she was once a restaurant owner and experienced sommelier. Together with her husband Thorsten Schmidt they opene…

Tree-like forms define COBE’s electric car charging stations

Danish architecture firm COBE has designed a concept for a modular electric car charging station, which is set to be built across Scandinavia. Designed in collaboration with Clever, a Danish company that specialises in charging solutions, the first of the stations will open in the Fredericia municipality of Denmark this summer. The stations will then

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CF Møller’s hybrid flood defences will create new nature park in Denmark

A flood defence system devised by CF Møller in central Denmark will combine urban planning, climate change adaption and nature conservation. Described by the Scandinavian architecture firm as an “architectural multi-tool”, the Storkeengen is designed to protect the nearby town of Randers from floods and transform the nearby fields into a wetland nature park. A raised boardwalk

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Copenhagen arena by 3XN has an undulating wooden facade that rises up above entrances

Danish firm 3XN has completed a large sporting and cultural arena in Copenhagen, featuring a glazed curtain wall wrapped in timber fins arranged to allow partial views of the interior. The 35,000-square-metre Royal Arena is situated in the Danish capital’s residential Ørestad Syd area and was designed by 3XN together with global architecture firm HKS

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STAY Copenhagen

A HAY designed apartment hotel in chilled out Copenhagen.

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Autumn In Copenhagen

I always feel so at home in Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen.
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BIG completes Lego visitor centre shaped like a stack of building blocks

Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG has unveiled its new visitor centre for toy company Lego – a stack of huge building blocks, featuring brightly coloured patios that are home to a submarine, a shark and a camel. A pair of “pixelated” staircases allow visitors to scale the exterior of the Lego House to reach the patios, which are

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Cruciform pavilion by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter references historic Copenhagen garden

The light filtering through tree-lined avenues inspired this slatted pavilion by Swedish studio Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter, which is installed in a cross-shaped formation in a Copenhagen park. The elongated walkways of the King’s Garden Pavilion encourage visitors to promenade along them. The regularly placed wooden columns filter the light like tree trunks, while the slatted roof is intended to mimic

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IKEA lab Space10 creates algae-producing pavilion in Copenhagen

IKEA’s external innovation lab Space10 has worked in collaboration with three young architects to create a four-metre-high bioreactor dome for growing microalgae. Described by Space10 as a “food-producing architecture pavilion”, the futuristic dome houses a photo-bioreactor — a closed system that enables the high productivity of green microalgae. The dome was installed at Copenhagen’s CHART Art Fair last

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Lego releases drone footage of BIG’s Lego House nearing completion

Lego has flown a drone over its BIG-designed visitor centre in Billund, Denmark, to capture footage of its stacked-block formation and the huge Lego-style brick that tops it. Due to open next month, the building is made up from 21 white blocks stacked like a pile of the brand’s famous toy building blocks. As captured in the drone footage

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CF Møller covers Copenhagen school in 12,000 solar panels

Scandinavian firm CF Møller has designed a school on Copenhagen’s waterfront, which is almost completely covered in blue-tinged solar panels that shimmer like sequins in the sunlight.  CF Møller designed the Copenhagen International School for Nordhavn – a harbour currently under renovation in the Danish city. Thousands of solar panels enveloping the stacked-block formation of the school are tilted in opposing directions

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BIG unveils plans for Cactus Towers beside new Copenhagen IKEA

Bjarke Ingel’s firm BIG has revealed renderings of a pair of high-rise residential towers with spiky facades, which will overlook a new IKEA and hotel in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district. Named after the distinctive spiked outline created by their rotated floorplates, the Cactus Towers will stand at 60 and 80 metres tall. The corners of the slabs are shown overhanging planted

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Reiulf Ramstad’s kiln-inspired learning centre will celebrate Denmark’s farming culture

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has unveiled plans for a new agricultural and baking education centre in Denmark’s Jutland region, which will feature teaching spaces skylit by a pair of kiln-shaped forms. Called Kornets Hus – translating from Danish as Grain House – the new timber-framed learning centre will be completed this year in the town of Hjørring, on a patch of

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Arcgency transforms former Copenhagen coal crane into private retreat

Architecture firm Arcgency has turned an industrial coal crane in a Copenhagen harbour into a luxury two-person retreat. Located on the edge of Nordhavn, one of the last harbours under renovation in Denmark’s capital, The Krane sits on the waterfront and accessed by a drawbridge-like staircase. The multi-tiered structure comprises a reception area on the

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AART designs pop-up train carriages to rejuvenate an old railway in Aarhus

A single-room hotel, a public greenhouse and a set of polling booths are just some of the unusual functions assigned to a set of train carriages designed by Danish studio AART for an old industrial area of Aarhus. AART worked with local non-profit organisation Givisme on the design for the pop-up carriages, which were created to inject life back into an area of

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BIG creates subterranean museum by carving channels into dune by Nazi bunker

Danish firm BIG has built an “invisible museum” in Blåvand, Denmark, by cutting linear passageways out of the sand dune beside a bunker built by German forces during the second world war. BIG’s design creates new exhibition spaces for the Tirpitz Bunker, which already housed a small museum. The four slender slices channel through the dune beside the bunker,

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The creative photography work of Irina Boersma

Irina’s work is so inspiring and lately on her Instagram she’s been sharing photos taken for Elle Decor Denmark that I absolutely love. I couldn’t find a portfolio for her work but you can find her on IG here.

COBE transforms Copenhagen grain silo into apartment block with faceted facades

Galvanised-steel panels form faceted balconies and window surrounds on the exterior of this former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen, which Danish studio COBE has converted into an apartment building. Local firm COBE was invited by the building’s owners Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark to oversee the transformation of the 17-storey building into 38 unique residential units,

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EFFEKT unveils spiralling tower and treetop walkway for southern Denmark

Architecture studio EFFEKT has released plans for a 600-metre-long treetop walkway connected to a spiralling observation tower with 360-degree views over the forest canopy of southern Denmark. The local studio designed the continuous timber ramp as a commission for Camp Adventure, a tree-top adventure park located in the forests of Glisselfeld Kloster, Haslev – one hour south of Copenhagen. Shaped like an hourglass,

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“The Iceberg” housing in Aarhus becomes a playground for penguins in new animation

Penguins slide and somersault down the sloping rooftops of a popular Aarhus housing complex in this animated movie, created by French film studio 11h45. The film features Isbjerget, also known as The Iceberg, the huge harbour-side housing development completed in 2013 by a team of architects and studios including JDS Architects, CEBRA, SeARCH and Louis Paillard. In the movie, this angular structure

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Nærvær is the newest, delicious design destination in Copenhagen

Copenhagen-based Norm Architects has done it again, designing a warm and dark space that translates to intimate and cosy.


The newly designed wine bar and restaurant Nærvær, which translates to Neighborhood, is in the Christianshavn area of the city, has a view the nearby canal and the old city centre beyond. With a dark wood wrapped, centrally located kitchen, guests get a front row seat to the preparation of meals by Yves Le Lay and crew.


“This conscious focus on tactility brings a warm, material richness to the interior that naturally compliments the raw concrete walls and industrial framework of the space,” says Norm.


Lighting was designed by Norm Architects and made from oil-burned steel frames and slender tubular diffusers that give off a warm and gentle brightness.




Potted plants and trees add a natural and bright feeling to the naturally lit corner in the bar along with delicate, dried flowers complementing the specially commissioned pottery and dishes made Danish ceramist Maj-Brit Würtz.


AART reveals designs for national rowing stadium in Denmark

Danish studio AART has been selected to design Denmark’s national rowing stadium, with its designs for a tiered and timber-clad boathouse at Bagsværd Lake on the outskirts of Copenhagen. AART’s primary concern was creating a stadium that would blend seamlessly into its natural context. The aesthetic of the building follows that of the traditional villas surrounding the lake, with

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Sigurd Larsen designs affordable homes for eco-housing development near Copenhagen

Berlin-based architect Sigurd Larsen designed these two larch-clad homes as a sustainable and affordable model for an “organic” housing development in Hvalsø, Denmark. The Danish but Berlin-based architect created the homes for a sustainable housing development called Frikøbing, which is located around 60 kilometres inland from Copenhagen. The affordable typologies, which cost approximately 15,000 DKK (£1,745) per square metre,

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Sigurd Larsen’s Roof House features intersecting slanted roofs

This house in Copenhagen by Berlin-based Danish architect Sigurd Larsen features multiple pitched roofs angled in different directions to allow direct and indirect light to reach the interior. The Roof House is situated in a suburb of the Danish capital and was designed by Larsen for a family with two children, who wanted a house that

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Copenhagen’s Experimentarium features a helical staircase and cladding based on fluid dynamics

Danish studio CEBRA has redesigned a science centre in Copenhagen, adding a shimmering copper-clad staircase that represents the structure of a DNA strand. CEBRA won an international competition in 2011 to oversee the refurbishment of the Experimentarium, which seeks to engage with young people and showcase the wonders of science. The building is located in the

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NORD Architects’ Copenhagen hospice aims to provide “a unique place for the final journey”

Copenhagen studio NORD Architects has completed a hospice for palliative patients in the heart of the Danish capital, with golden facades featuring curving cutouts that surround quiet courtyards. NORD Architects’ Urban Hospice is located in the city’s densely populated Frederiksberg district. One of the design’s main aims was to provide a peaceful environment within this context, where

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BIG unveils yin and yang-shaped Panda House for Copenhagen Zoo

Giant pandas due to move to Copenhagen Zoo will make their home in a circular indoor-outdoor enclosure designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. The Panda House is set to open in 2018 in time to accommodate two bears, who are being relocated from Chengdu, China. Copenhagen Zoo – one of the oldest in Europe – asked

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen pairs frosted glass with weathering steel for Vendsyssel Theatre

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects designed this theatre complex in Hjørring, Denmark, as a series of Corten steel cubes, but has covered some of the rusty walls behind a layer of frosted glass. The 4,200-square-metre Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre includes a music hall, rehearsal hall, a 430-seat theatre, and a workshop and dressing rooms arranged in several rectilinear blocks.

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Denmark to get its first purpose-built architecture school

A trio of Danish architects has won a competition to design Denmark’s first new-build architecture school, a sprawling campus on the outskirts of Aarhus. Adept, Vargo Nielsen Palle and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter are working with engineers Tri-Consult and Steensen Varming on the design for the Aarhus School of Architecture. Billed as the “first newly built architecture school in Denmark”, the campus

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Lundgaard & Tranberg’s tile-clad building shelters medieval ruins in Denmark

A huge clay-tile roof envelops the remnants of a 12th-century monastery in this project by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, which is one of the nominees for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award. The Copenhagen firm placed the Kannikegården building over the 1,000-year-old ruins in Ribe, Denmark, which lie to one side of the city’s square. Both the walls and the roof are

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Dorte Mandrup adds thatched wing to Wadden Sea visitor centre in Denmark

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter paired thatch with blackened wood for this extension to a visitor’s centre on the Wadden Sea mud flats in Denmark. Dorte Mandrup’s Copenhagen-based firm updated and extended the original Wadden Sea Centre in Ribe on Demark’s western coast to create the “ultramodern, sculptural architecture rooted in local tradition”. The building is designed as a gateway for visitors to the Wadden Sea region

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Drachmann Arkitekter completes renovation of Poul Henningsen’s Copenhagen home

Fans of Danish functionalist architecture can now visit a comprehensively refurbished house designed by renowned architect Poul Henningsen on the outskirts of Copenhagen. The property designed by Henningsen in 1937 for his own family is located on a steeply sloping site in the suburb of Gentofte, to the north of the city centre. Now protected

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COBE and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects complete warehouse-inspired housing for Copenhagen harbour

The faceted roofline and brick surfaces of these apartment blocks by Danish firms COBE and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects take their cues from the 300-year-old warehouses on Copenhagen’s harbour. The 20,000-square-metre scheme named Krøyers Plads is divided up into three blocks that slot into gaps among old warehouses and the Royal Playhouse on the waterfront. It forms part

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Tasmanian kangaroos take up residence in new White Arkitekter’s new Copenhagen Zoo enclosure

Scandinavian firm White Arkitekter designed this cylindrical house for Tasmanian kangaroos at Copenhagen Zoo to allow visitors to get up close to the animals. White Arkitekter designed the slatted-timber enclosure to allow visitors different levels of interaction with the marsupials, which are smaller in stature than Australia’s more famous red kangaroos. Clad in slats of thermal timber and topped by

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The Climate Tile by Tredje Natur aims to stop cities flooding

A new type of modular tile promises to help reduce flooding in cities hit by increased rainfall due to climate change. The streets of Copenhagen will be a testing ground for the Climate Tile, which was created by Danish architecture studio Tredje Natur and has been in development since 2014. Designed to be used alongside

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Lumo Arkitektur adds glass and log volumes to Nøjkærhus Culture House

A+Awards: four adjoining house-shaped volumes built using different materials make up this outdoor pursuits centre in Denmark by Lumo Arkitektur – a 2016 Architizer A+Awards winner. The Nøjkærhus Culture House is situated in the highlands of Denmark’s main Jutland peninsula, close to the city of Silkeborg. Originally two separate small buildings, the centre was extended

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Sleth extends postmodern town hall in Denmark with curving glass volumes

Scooped glass wings form this extension designed by Danish studio Sleth for a postmodern town hall in Tønder, southern Denmark. Sleth won a competition to extend and renovate Tønder Townhall, which was originally designed by Danish modernist Jakob Halldor Gunnløgsson. Completed in 1981, the patterned brick building is considered locally to be of postmodern style. The 3,000-square-metre extension intentionally contrasts the

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SOM creates Christmas tree alternative at Denmark’s Utzon Center

Skidmore Owings & Merrill designed this latticed pavilion in lieu of a Christmas tree for the courtyard of a building designed by the late Jørn Utzon in Aalborg, Denmark. The Alternative Christmas Tree Sculpture is installed at the Utzon Center, the final building to be designed by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon before his death in 2008.

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CEBRA plans subterranean visitor centre for historic Skamlingsbanken hill

Danish architecture studio CEBRA has been appointed to create an underground visitor centre for a hill that has hosted some of the most important speeches in Denmark’s history. CEBRA will work with a team that includes landscape firm Opland Landskabsarkitekter and engineering office DRIAS to create the new visitor centre at Skamlingsbanken, the highest point

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Danish office block by Sleth features cracked concrete facade and external stairs

Cracks in the concrete facade of this office block in Aarhus by Danish architecture practice Sleth provide glimpses of the building’s illuminated interior. Copenhagen-based Sleth created the office block’s unique concrete facade to help it integrate with its ageing post-industrial setting. The facade of the Sonnesgade 11 building is embellished with sparsely spaced cracks that aim to strengthen the connection

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CEBRA completes Danish school with jagged roofs and stripy green walls

Vibrant green stripes and angular roofs add character to the exterior of this school that architecture firm CEBRA has completed in Aabybro, Denmark (+ slideshow). Aarhus-based CEBRA designed the Aabybro School for the Jammerbugt Municipality, which is located near Aalborg at the very top of the Jutland peninsula. The architects gave the school a roof with multiple gables to match More

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BIG stacks shipping containers to create floating student housing in Copenhagen harbour

Shipping containers are stacked on a floating platform to create these buoyant student halls of residence designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm for Copenhagen harbour (+ slideshow). The project named Urban Rigger aims to provide low-cost housing for students in the centre of the Copenhagen, docked in the harbour. BIG’s scheme comprises nine shipping containers stacked and arranged on a More

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Overlapping cylindrical and log-covered blocks form Danish holiday home by Jan Henrik Jansen

Nine cylindrical volumes interlock to form this holiday home on the Danish island Møn, which is covered in thousands of spruce logs and lined with beach pebbles (+ slideshow). Copenhagen-based architect Jan Henrik Jansen designed and built the property named Birkedal over the course of five years. While Jansen owns the property, he choses to rent it More

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MVRDV and Adept team up on community centre that invites grownups to play

Mazes, slides, nets, fireman’s poles and climbing walls all feature inside this Copenhagen community centre, designed by architecture studios MVRDV and Adept to encourage adults to be more active (+ slideshow). Opening today, the Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement offers a wide assortment of physical activities, including sport, mediation, dance and parkour – a practice that encompasses running, climbing and jumping. More

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A Lighthouse Among The Dunes

Surrounded by the fantastic dune landscape on the northwest coast of Denmark, the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse suffered serious damage back in 1968. This Spring, after a refurbishment by BESSARDs’ STUDIO and JAJA Architects, it offers a scenic staircase …

Sunken pools and planting proposed to ease flooding in Copenhagen neighbourhood

A network of sunken basins and water-purifying planting has been developed by landscape studio SLA and engineering firm Ramboll to help avert flooding in a Copenhagen neighbourhood (+ slideshow). The 140 million DKK (£16 million) project called The Soul of Nørrebro aims to regenerate the city’s Inner Nørrebro area, establishing new ecosystems to ease flooding, and creating new social spaces in More

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BIG creates “bubble-like cloud pavilion” at Roskilde Festival 2016

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has revealed images of a huge inflatable pavilion it created for this year’s edition of the annual music festival in Roskilde, Denmark (+ slideshow). Described by BIG as a “bubble-like cloud pavilion”, the bulbous white structure created a 120-square-metre canopy across the serving area and seating of a VIP bar for Danish brewing company Tuborg. The More

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Lego unveils plans for “informal and inspirational” office campus by CF Møller

Scandinavian firm CF Møller has designed a new headquarters for Lego in Billund, Denmark, featuring both work and play spaces for employees (+ movie). The new 52,000-square-metre campus will be located a few streets away from the soon-to-open Lego visitor centre by BIG, in the home town of the Danish toy brand. Like BIG’s design, the office complex will feature a More

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Marco Maycotte designs pleasure garden to become “the Las Vegas of Scandinavia”

Graduate shows 2016: the town of Vejle in Denmark is transformed into a pleasure garden in the spirit of Peter Pan’s Neverland in this design by Aarhus School of Architecture graduate Marco Maycotte (+ slideshow). According to Maycotte, the escape mentality that features in JM Barrie’s popular novel could be applied to real life. His proposal is to More

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Studio David Thulstrup transforms Copenhagen warehouse into home for a photographer

Studio David Thulstrup has turned a former factory building in Copenhagen into a house for a photographer, featuring a plant-filled atrium and walls of brick, wood and steel (+ slideshow). Located in the city’s Islands Brygge harbour district, the old building was renovated by the local firm to create a home for Danish photographer Peter Krasilnikoff. It is now named Peter’s House and sits next door to the photographer’s studio. More

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Holscher Nordberg Architects creates play area framed by a single metal ribbon

This ribbon of weathering steel meanders through a Copenhagen housing estate, creating a path, slide and aerial walkway (+ slideshow). Called The Loop, the structure was developed by local studio Holscher Nordberg Architects for a social housing development called Værebro Park, in the northwest of the city. The aim was to create a visible connection between an indoor public swimming pool, a More

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White Arkitekter wins housing design contest for the Faroe Islands

Swedish firm White Arkitekter has won a competition to design a sustainable housing development on a sloped, uninhabited hillside in the Faroe Islands. White Arkitekter is the winner of the Vertical Challenge category in the Nordic Built Cities competition, which asked entrants to design family homes for the steep terrain of Runavik in the Faroe Islands – an archipelago that forms part of Denmark. More

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MVRDV and COBE complete Roskilde rock museum dressed with golden studs

MVRDV and COBE pay tribute to the trashy glamour of rock and roll with this rock music museum in Denmark, which features a golden studded exterior and an auditorium that appears to defy gravity (+ slideshow). Located in Roskilde, home of Denmark’s biggest music festival, the Ragnarock museum provides a new attraction for rock music fans amongst the More

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Kengo Kuma reveals plans for Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled plans for a new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in the Danish city of Odense, which will revolve around the writer’s popular fairy tales (+ slideshow). Kuma’s design for the museum features a series of cylindrical volumes with glass and latticed timber facades, and scooped green roofs. The volumes will also provide a More

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CF Møller’s student housing in Odense is a trio of intertwining brick towers

CF Møller Architects has completed a halls of residence for a Danish university, which features large communal living spaces, an underground bicycle park and a “sky lounge” overlooking a wetland park (+ slideshow). Called Campus Hall, the 13,700-square-metre complex comprises three interconnected 15-storey towers, containing 250 residences for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Each of More

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Children’s centre with a dipping roof by Dorte Mandrup encloses a Copenhagen courtyard

One corner of this aluminium-clad children’s centre in Copenhagen by Danish architect Dorte Mandrup dips down to let sunlight pass into a courtyard behind. The Ama’r Children’s Culture House is situated in the Øresundsvej neighbourhood of Amager, Copenhagen’s most densely populated island. The L-shaped volume is fixed at either end to two existing brick blocks to form a continuous loop More

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CF Møller plans Copenhagen harbour baths that will double as school classrooms

The craze for harbour baths in Denmark continues, with CF Møller set to build a trio of floating classrooms to provide “aqua learning” and water sports training for the new Copenhagen International School. CF Møller Landscape, an offshoot of the Scandinavian architecture firm, won a competition to design the Nordhavn Islands, envisioned as a hub for outdoor learning More

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Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter installs perforated observation tower in Aarhus harbour

Circular “peek holes” pierce the flanks of this observation tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, to reference the portholes of ships and offer views over Aarhus harbour (+ slideshow). The Copenhagen-based studio designed The Salling Tower as a “dramatic urban sculpture” to provide a focal point and meeting place for visitors to the Danish city port. The white perforated steel structure has More

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3XN wins approval for Aarhus tower rivalling the height of the city’s cathedral

3XN has unveiled plans to build a residential tower in Aarhus that will be almost as tall as the Danish city’s cathedral. The Copenhagen-based firm proposes the 95-metre-high structure beside a historic brick water tower, and has already received preliminary approval from the local planning authorities. If built, it will be just one metre shorter than the 96-metre-high Aarhus Cathedral. It would become More

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