archive for the ‘architecture’ category

oslo

2009.11.20 | architecture, oslo, photo | no coments »

oslo

oslo

oslo

the opera house in oslo, norway. designed by snøhetta.

grundtvigs kirke

2009.04.30 | architecture, denmark, photo | no coments »

grundtvigs kirke

grundtvigs kirke in copenhagen.

big

2008.10.04 | architecture, denmark, helsinki | no coments »

red

bjarke ingels of big gave a presentation at helsinki design week the other evening, above is a picture from that presentation (here are the rest).

below is a video of his pecha kucha speech a few hours later.

previousily: 2004: a post about plot.dk

magnetic north

2008.04.13 | architecture, finland, helsinki | no coments »

recently on bbc four there was a two part documentary called “magnetic north” in which jonathan meades travelled from northern france to finland.

whilst in finland he talks a bit about the local architecture:
magnetic north

magnetic north

contrasting that of alvar aalto (above) to the national romantic style of saarinen, sonck etc. (below)

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magnetic north

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magnetic north

aaltos buildings have always left me feeling cold – for me there is very little to enjoy about them (except when taking pictures at night time (1) (2)). they were, of course, a product of their time – reacting against what came before them. the national romantic style of a century ago came from a reaction too – part reactive, part proactive to their times.

the show is on youtube at the moment in multiple parts.

oma

2008.04.09 | architecture, denmark, planning | no coments »

walking around sydhavnen last week in copenhagen i saw a little bit of dutch architectural/urban planning influence on the shape of the city. the dutch architect sjoerd soeters helped on the masterplan for the area. (here is the link on the website of arkitema architects who co-authored the masterplan)

oma i kbh

this week oma were announced as the winners of the bryghusprojektet (the brewery site project) in the centre of copenhagen. lots of pictures available here