In February Archipel supports an initiative of the Danish Embassy and the Danish Cultural Institute. During the Danish Design Days there will be an exhibition about Danish design at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. Archipel participates in one lecture.
Anthropologist Anna Tsing gives a presentation on her research into invasive species. Rotor initiates.
What does sustainability mean when we talk about cities and public space? Is it enough to work with sustainable materials or argue for pedestrians and cyclists? Are cities that are built on a human scale by definition sustainable? And what does this mean in practice for the designer of public space?
Bricks are known as a building material in Denmark and indeed throughout Scandinavia during the past 900 years. The longevity and the fact that the materials are combustible, has made that bricks have gradually replaced wooden houses in the cities.
“The Global City” has become reality and for Julien De Smedt this cosmopolitan condition was already a fact when he was born: a French father with a business in New York and a Belgian mother, six years of architectural studies in six different international schools, seventeen nationalities among its current employees, …
Jacobsen’s design style can be described as functionalist, because the shape is always determined by the function. Arne Jacobsen was influenced by Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Bauhaus. Jacobsen, in turn, has affected many other designers.
The Danes and Swedes use the landscape to structure urban interventions. Whether newly designed squares, parks and spaces are tilted on a higher level by assigning objects a second layer of meaning.
Flemming Lassen and Arno Jacobsen had just completed in 1919 their classical training, but now shared a dream with the European avant-garde architecture where science and technology are able to loosen body and mind in open, lit spaces that are responsive to the position the sun.
This young Danish architect experimented with materials from other disciplines (eg parachute fabric) as with new structural applications for existing materials.
Besides recent and less recent architecture we also want to show the typical Danish / Swedish care for the exterior (landscape architecture and urbanism).
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