• Culture

    H.C. ANDERSENS MUSEUM OPENING SOON

    Odense, DK

    The new H.C. Andersen museum will soon open. After five years work on the project, the studio is  familiar with all its details. Now we´re excited to see how architecture, nature and culture will come together as a poetic whole. For more info about the museum have a look at https://hcandersenshus.dk/



  • SØNDERMARKSKOLEN

    TRANSFORMATION OF SCHOOL SPORTS FACILITY SELECTED

    Frederiksberg, DK

    A new multi-user sports facility at the listed school building, Søndermarkskolen, Frederiksberg Kommune, has been selected by Lokale- og Anlægsfonden, DIF og Dansk Skole-Idræt as one of five projects to be carried out. The project transforms a traditional ”gymnastiksal” into a shared social space and everyday lab connecting school, sports clubs and local community. The purpose is to daily facilitate more physical and mental health promoting activities. Through co-creation between key stakeholders, users and the studio novel ideas combining architectural and organisational strategies have merged into an innovative common project to be further developed throughout 2021.



  • TRANSFORMATION

    IRMA COFFE TOWER

    Roskilde, DK

    We are proud to announce, that ELF Development has chosen us as architects for the transformation of the listed and iconic IRMA coffee roasting facility in Rødovre, DK.

    The coffee tower was designed by architect Bent Mackeprang and Thorkel Klerk and built in 1968, where until 1986 it was the center for roasting, grinding and packaging Irma’s coffee products. All with one purpose: to create greatness and quality. In the future the building will be transformed into a public community centre with café, exhibition facilities, galleries and workshops.

    The transformation focus on preserving the existing qualities with few additions. Our aim is to be almost invisible in our presence of the transformation by

    • preserving the remaining traces of the production facilities
    • preserving the existing palette of colours and materials
    • defining and adapting the new functions to the nature of the building – the existing building defines the new functionality  – not the other way around
    • preserving the language of details in the existing building and keeping a dialogue with these in the new additions


  • A NEW HOUSING TYPOLOGY

    TOWN HOUSES COMPLETED

    Roskilde, DK

    Our first larger housing project HYRDEHØJ HOUSING has just been completed in collaboration with our partners from Broen Development, Art-tek Ingeniør Rådgivning and Anne Stausholm Landskabsarkitekter.

    The 35 townhouses combine the best of the rowhouses with the best of the individual villas.

    The housing cluster is organized as a continuation of the existing village main street. The community spirit and close neighborliness are supported by backyards facing an open wildflower meadow in the center of the project. The meadow serves as a natural playground but doubles as a rainwater reservoir adapted for heavy rain.

    All houses and almost all sales are now completed as planned – only 22 months after winning the competition.



  • HEALING ARCHITECTURE

    LIVSRUM NOMINATED FOR HEALTH BUILDING OF THE YEAR

    Herlev, DK

    Together with Realdania and Kræftens Bekæmpelse, we are nominated for the honourable prize ”Health Building of the Year”. A prize which celebrates inspirational health buildings in Denmark.

    A nomination we are really proud of!

    The nominated project is Livsrum (Room for Life), which is affiliated with Herlev Hospital’s cancer center. Every third in Denmark gets cancer and experiences often great mental fatigue which makes it difficult to live a normal life.

    Livsrum is based on the filosophy of the healing forces in the nature – and with healing nature as inspiration design and beautiful settings affects health and well being.