Category Archives: Architecture

Kvæsthus Pier: A Space For All Seasons

As the summer finally made a brief, but glorious entrée in Copenhagen, there is probably no better harbor space than Kvæsthus Pier, Kvæsthusmole, to welcome the summer’s arrival. This vast urban space, designed by the Danish architect studio, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, has been a popular meeting point for locals and visitors since its opening in 2016. […]
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Ribe: Light In Dark Places

My first cultural event shortly after arriving in Copenhagen in 1981, was a photo presentation, American Pictures by the Danish photographer and writer, Jacob Holdt. The presentation, documented 4 years of traveling in America, from north to south, capturing and recording the diversity and divisions of a nation struggling with its identity in the 1970’s. Jacob’s […]
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The Wadden Sea Centre

Standing at the gateway to Denmark’s largest national park, the wetlands of the Wadden Sea, I’m immediately struck by the volume and size of the sky and the immense thatched roof of The Wadden Sea Centre, nestling in perfect harmony under it. These vast coastal wetlands, stretching from the southern part of Jutland in Denmark, through […]
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Copenhagen’s Sauna Dwellers

Copenhagen’s winter bathing and sauna culture has never been more popular as the harbor waterfront sees recreational initiatives popping up to the delight of the city’s residents and visitors. It is still hard to believe that just 20 years ago, Copenhagen’s harbor was one of the most polluted in Northern Europe. The Copenhagen municipality’s modernization of […]
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Trends And Traditions Copenhagen 2017

For the third consecutive year, the Danish supplier of interior design solutions, Holmris.Designbrokers were the hosts for Copenhagen’s most impressive event for designers and architects. Yet again, the choice of the atmospheric Locomotive Workshop was impeccable. The 9.000 m² floor space was utilized perfectly for the 105 exhibitors, street-food vendors, the lounge bar and Speakers Corner. […]
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Esplanaden, A Street With A Historic Pedigree

Every major European city probably has its own version of Esplanaden, although few thoroughfares have Esplanaden’s historic pedigree, with over 300 years of architectural styles represented on one of Copenhagen’s most iconic streets. A former military route to the Citadel, Esplanaden, stretching from Store Kongensgade to the waterfront at Nordre Toldbod, parades its excellent urban […]
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Hay: From Local To Global

At the beginning of the millennium, a handful of brands based in Copenhagen, contributed in revitalizing a retail segment specializing in nordic contemporary, minimalistic furniture design and household products. HAY, spearheading this group was  founded in 2002 by Mette and Rolf Hay and have since seen their idea flourish from a modest local store in the Danish capital to a […]
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Absalon, A Communal Haven

It maybe Spring, but a chilling wind is driving Copenhagen’s wind weathered kin into the former church, Absalon or as I discover lunch is being served and the local postman is tucking away at his pulled-pork. The congregation are a delightful mix of locals, creative dudes discussing design briefs, mothers nurturing their young ones and […]
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A Copenhagen Icon: H. C. Ørstedsværket

It’s a race against time as the sun is sinking and H.C. Ørsted Power Station’s shadows are as black as the coal that once fueled its furnaces and photographing this Herculean building is not only challenging, but feels forbidden. For as long as I can remember, H.C. Ørsted Power Station has dominated South Harbor’s skyline. The deep red […]
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Copenhagen’s Secluded Gem: Wilders Plads

There are winter days in Copenhagen when bone-marrow chilling winds from Siberia relent and clouds evaporate. For a moment the city is bathed in February sunlight with a snippet of warmth. There are many places in Copenhagen where one can feel the teasing sensation of sunlight caressing a cheek, but there is no place like […]
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