NEWS

Recent Lectures on The Next Green

During our research trip to Denmark this past summer we gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about sustainable approaches to architecture that were both inspiring and innovative. One of our goals with The Next Green project has always been to disseminate this information to Canadian audiences so that they can learn of the advances being […]

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Case Studies

Visit to DTU Compute – Christensen & Co

We were fortunate last week to have Michael Christensen, Creative Director and Founding Partner of Christensen & Co., give us a tour of some of their projects at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). One of these projects, the DTU Compute building, is an anomaly within the IIT-inspired campus of low brick buildings. This is […]

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Case Studies

Visit to Musholm – AART

While we often denote sustainability with environmental advances in energy efficiency, the broader meaning of sustainable architecture in Denmark includes social and economic sustainability as well. We visited a great example of an architectural response to social sustainability, the Musholm project in Korsør, Denmark, by AART architects. This holiday and sports facility is one of […]

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Case Studies

Visit to UN City – 3XN/GXN

Yesterday we visited 3XN/GXN’s studio in an old gunboat shed in Holmen, Copenhagen. We learned about their combined research and architecture divisions and saw some of GXN’s material research first hand. To learn more about this research, see one of our previous posts. They gave us a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the UN City building […]

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Case Studies

Visit to Bo01 Development | Malmö, Sweden

Sweden – Today we visited the “City of Tomorrow,” otherwise known as Bo01 in Malmö, Sweden. The site of a former brownfield along the city’s western harbour was developed beginning in 2000 as part of an international housing exhibition, and Bo01 is as much a modern architectural endeavour as it was a testing ground for […]

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NEWS

We’re off to Denmark!

Denmark – We are excited to embark on the Denmark leg of our Prix de Rome research trip today! Starting on Monday we will temporarily divert from our weekly post schedule with daily posts for 8 days journaling our findings from Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. We will be posting about the innovative projects that […]

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Policy

Danish Architecture Policy

Denmark – With the sheer number of buildings under construction in our cities, it’s easy to dismiss architecture as something that’s predictable and inevitable at the hands of developers. But what if developers and policy makers favoured other objectives, like people and sustainability, through government initiatives? Denmark’s government has done just this through the development […]

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Case Studies

St. Kjeld’s Neighbourhood

‘Climate change is a huge opportunity to build greener cities. We should stop pushing nature away and stop pretending that we can push the weather away.’ —Flemming Rafn Thomsen, Architect, Tredje Natur DENMARK – A neighbourhood in the port city of Copenhagen, St. Kjeld’s, was partially revitalized in 2014 as the world’s first climate-change-adapted neighborhood, […]

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Case Studies

3XN/GXN

Denmark – While most architects are known for designing buildings, some of the world’s most innovative architecture firms have research divisions that study how we can live better lives within our built environment. Take 3XN, one of Denmark’s leading architecture practices, as an example: a decade ago the firm launched GXN to investigate new green […]

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Case Studies

Energy Flex House

  Denmark – If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in a house without any energy bills, you may want to consider becoming a test subject for the Energy Flex House—Denmark’s first energy neutral residence. Developed by Henning Larsen Architects in conjunction with the Danish Technological Institute and Buro Happold Engineers, the Energy […]

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