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…

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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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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COBE’s Frederiksvej Kindergarten is based on children’s drawings

Each of the small house-like volumes that make up this Copenhagen kindergarten were designed by Danish firm COBE to look like caricatures of homes with peaked roofs as drawn by children (+ slideshow). COBE won a competition in 2011 to build the Frederiksvej Kindergarten – billed as the biggest daycare centre in Copenhagen – in collaboration with landscape firm Preben More

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PLH Arkitekter reveals plans for shield-shaped visitor centre at Danish Viking site

Danish practice PLH Arkitekter has based its design for this visitor centre at a Viking landmark in Denmark on a circular shield (+ slideshow). The Copenhagen practice won the competition to design the visitor centre at the site of a Viking ring-fortress with its proposal called The Lost Shield. The historic site in Slagelse, south-west of Copenhagen, is More

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Copenhagen’s Bellakvarter development will “further strengthen” Danish design industry

Plans to overhaul the area surrounding Copenhagen’s Bella Center – the location of biannual design fair Northmodern – aim to turn the neighbourhood into a year-round creative hub (+ slideshow). The masterplan for the Bellakvarter area, devised by Danish firm COBE, aims to transform the district into a design-focussed neighbourhood complete with homes, shops, cafes, public More

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Danish summer house by Lenschow & Pihlmann is fragmented into house-shaped blocks

Four house-shaped blocks enclose a courtyard in the centre of this hilltop holiday home on the Danish coast by Lenschow & Pihlmann (+ slideshow). The Danish studio chose this form to help give House at Mols Hill anonymity among the existing summer residences that overlook Denmark’s Ebeltoft cove. The 175-square-metre floor plan is fragmented into four smaller More

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Henning Larsen gets go-ahead for ring-shaped extensions to a Danish hospital

Work is set to begin on a trio of circular buildings designed by Henning Larsen Architects for a hospital in Denmark. The Danish firm won a competition in 2011 to design the 56,000-square-metre extension of Herlev Hospital near Copenhagen. After four and a half years, contracts of one billion DKK (£100 million) have been awarded and construction will More

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Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter convert 1960s pump stations into river viewing points

Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter has converted three 50-year-old concrete and brick pump stations along Denmark’s Skjern River into events spaces with elevated viewpoints. The Danish studio carried out the conversion and restoration of the pump stations as part of a wider land reclamation project along Denmark’s largest river. A section of the river was rerouted during the project, creating new areas of natural interest that attract More

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Five buildings surround a courtyard to form Danish summerhouse by Jarmund/Vigsnæs

This Danish summerhouse by Norwegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects is split into five buildings “like a miniature village” to enclose a wind-sheltered courtyard in the middle (+ slideshow). Summerhouse in Denmark was designed by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects for a family of five and their dog. It occupies a windy site in a village at the northern tip of More

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Henning Larsen Architects bases Microsoft headquarters on Bill Gates’ ideas

Microsoft employees have moved into a new metal-clad headquarters in Denmark, designed by Henning Larsen Architects but based on a paper written by the tech company’s founder Bill Gates (+ slideshow). The 18,000-square-metre facility called Microsoft Domicile is located in the city of Lyngby and was designed by the Copenhagen firm to house two previously separate More

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S-shaped extension links two sides of Copenhagen’s Mariehøj Kulturcenter

The roof of this extension to a Copenhagen cultural centre is shaped like an elongated S, and it appears to ramp up over the roof of one of the buildings it adjoins (+ slideshow). Danish firms Sophus Søbye Arkitekter and WE Architecture collaborated on the extension of the Mariehøj Kulturcenter in Holte, a northern suburb of Copenhagen. The building’s aluminium roof scoops […]

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Steven Holl to build Copenhagen skyscrapers linked by 65-metre-high cycle bridge

New York architect Steven Holl has finally received the go-ahead to build a pair of skyscrapers in Copenhagen harbour, linked by a pedestrian and cycle bridge 65 metres above the water’s surface. Nearly eight years after winning a competition for the site, Steven Holl Architects has revealed that its Copenhagen Gate proposal now has a construction date pencilled […]

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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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3XN completes Copenhagen hospital building featuring slanted stone walls

Angled stone surfaces create zigzags across the facade of this hospital building in Copenhagen by Danish firm 3XN (+ slideshow). Copenhagen-based 3XN designed the 7,400-square-metre building for the city’s Rigshospitalet. It replaces an outdated facility that is slated for demolition to make way for the hospital’s new North Wing treatment centre. The building is described as a Patient Hotel, […]

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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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CF Møller creates dune-inspired promenade and landscaping on Aalborg waterfront

Danish office CF Møller has completed its transformation of a waterfront promenade in Aalborg, as part of a wider regeneration of the port city in northern Denmark (+ slideshow). The waterfront of Aalborg, which is Denmark’s third-largest city by population, has been transformed in recent years with new university buildings, student housing, and a striking concrete […]

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Shingled community centres by Sophus Søbye Arkitekter face into Copenhagen parkland

Canadian cedar shingles and slats cover the gables of this community centre and scout hut, which sit behind a concrete wall on the edge of Copenhagen’s Søndermarken park (+ slideshow). Danish firm Sophus Søbye Arkitekter designed Flerbrugerhus DDS Søndermarken in Copenhagen’s Frederiksberg area to provide a parkside meeting spot for residents, joggers and the local scout group. A pair of concrete buildings […]

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