The BIG U project addresses the vulnerability of New York City to coastal flooding and proposes a protective ribbon around lower Manhattan. The master plan uses a raised berm strategically to create a sequence of public spaces along the water’s edge along the raised bank. …
Last week I joined a raft (the collective noun) of urban swimmers in the Thames, all of us aware of how frequently we travel over, under, and sometimes on our river, but very rarely take the plunge into it. It wasn’t always so. A century ago,
The 100th anniversary of master furniture designer Hans Wegner on April 2nd 2014 and the 50th anniversary of the USM Haller modular furniture system next year is more than enough reason to bring these masterpieces together! Most of Wegner’s furniture classics are inspired by the wood he loved so much to mold in his organic functionalist way. By contrast cold steel has been converted to poetry by the constructive systematic functionalism that can be found in all of Fritz Haller’s work. Wood vs. Steel Denmark vs. Switzerland, Craftsmanship vs. High-Tech Industry. We also show a Galerie Fontana masterpiece. Photos by Jaro Rodycz |
Gelsted — Furniture firm Carl Hansen & Søn is justly proud of its heritage and the company’s refusal to operate outside of Denmark hasn’t hampered growth. A new factory, increased output and rapidly rising exports point to a world of opportunity.
Power plants that burn garbage for energy are not places where you expect to find beauty. Usually utilitarian in design, they’re often relegated to the middle of some industrial wasteland. But Denmark, a leader in incinerating waste for energy, has taken the opposite tack, commissioning big, beautiful power plants designed by hotshot architects.
With the growing trend for natural swimming in cities new opportunities are opening for architects and designers to create dramatic, inspiring, enjoyable new public spaces in urban waterways, writes Jane Withers. And it’s the subject of a new exhibition at London’s Roca London Gallery …
Bo Benzon is an architect and the creative guy behind architect firm Arkitektur Ministeriet (the Ministry of Architecture). If you’ve been to any festivals in Denmark this year you are sure to have seen his work (at least if you had the luxury of being in