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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…

Underneath

“We want to make fashion sustainable and sustainability fashionable” Organic Basics. The importance of starting on good foundations is a notion well-known and accepted. The same applies to the way we visualize and organize our wardrobe. Her…

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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“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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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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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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Europe’s biggest robotic car park opens below Scandinavia’s largest library

Lödige Industries’ automated car park has been installed beneath a library in Denmark, which was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen (+ movie). The robotic system was developed by the German firm Lödige Industries and can stow 1,000 cars over three subterranean storeys. It acts like a valet, picking up cars from their drivers and transporting them to a designated parking space. […]

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James Turrell and Schmidt Hammer Lassen unveil extension for ARoS art museum

Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has teamed up with American artist James Turrell to design a domed extension to one of Denmark’s most-visited museums (+ slideshow). Schmidt Hammer Lassen was invited to create a new subterranean gallery space for the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, having previously designed the building the museum has occupied since 2004. Named The Next Level, the €30 […]

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Henning Larsen’s grass-roofed Moesgaard Museum photographed by Hufton + Crow

These new shots by photography duo Hufton + Crow show visitors climbing the grass-covered sloping roof of the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus, designed by Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects (+ slideshow). Completed in 2014, the wedge-shaped museum contains a collection dedicated to prehistory and ethnography, while its hill-like roof is used as a picnic site […]

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen completes Scandinavia’s largest library

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has completed a 30,000-square-metre library in Aarhus, Denmark, with a faceted metal-clad volume on top and a new train station underneath (+ slideshow). Located beside the harbour on the east side of Aarhus, Urban Mediaspace is the largest construction project in the Danish city’s history and the library – known […]

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CF Møller’s Villa R features a sunken storey for the clients’ children

Children’s bedrooms and play spaces take over the partially exposed subterranean floor of this house completed by Scandinavian firm CF Møller on the edge of a wood in Aarhus, Denmark (+ slideshow). Named Villa R, the 300-square-metre family residence is made up of two square storeys. The upper floor, raised just above ground level, contains […]
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Visitors to Henning Larsen’s Moesgaard Museum can walk over its grassy sloping roof

Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects designed this wedge-shaped museum near Aarhus with a planted roof that rises from the sloping landscape to create a site for picnics in summer and sledging in winter (+ slideshow). The new home for the Moesgaard Museum was conceived by Henning Larsen Architects to house a collection dedicated to prehistory […]

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