Show Me Your Model
Danish Architecture Centre
On view: June 21, 2012 - October 21, 2012
Physical models are integral to an architectural understanding of a house or a building, they are an efficient tool to communicate ideas to clients during the design process. Digital models do not replace physical models, today you need both to understand and communicate a project.
In the foreground a colorful silicone model created by a
computer with a program developed by CITA that can calculate data
about space and light and create unusual shapes. CITA also
developed new tools to assemble the models.
For the summer exhibition at DAC 15 Danish architecture firms invite you to step into the world of their architecture models of different scales and materials. Like "Alice in Wonderland" you can look through the windows and experience the models from the first idea, through failed and successful experiments, to the final solution.
In addition, using soundtracks, videos and photos, the architects explain how they actively use the models to develop their projects.
This unusual, friendly kindergarden, with room for 190 children,
replaces the former heavy building. Houses inside houses, windows
placed at random, floors in different colors, trees and plants
Expected completion: 2014
Henning Larsen architects
The Republic of Georgia
Inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach, continually shaped by the wash of the waves through millennia, the building stands out as an iconic rock formation visible from both land and sea.
Pulsen is a vibrant framework for local activities and the new
heart of the local community. Designed as a village within the
village this multifunctional center includes a sports center,
healthcare facilities and a house for culture, all under one
Construction start: Dec. 2012
schmidt hammer lassen
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Through the lightness and simplicity in the architectural
design, the ICC's values of openness and transparency are
communicated. The building is designed as a sculptural abstraction
- a composition of 6 volumes, firmly anchored to the site and
rising from the surrounding dune landscape.
Expected completion: 2015
Because of being located next to Hamlet's Castle, with its
fortifications, masonry, and tower skyline, the project was not
allowed above ground level. Instead of filling the dry dock BIG
decided to empty it and wrap it with the museum, making it the
centerpiece of the exhibition.
AREA & Electrotexture
Aalborg and Copenhagen
By using computer technology, the art of engineering and classic
architecture a group of researchers and architects have developed
the worlds first pavilion accurately aligned for electronic music.
The pavilion can be dismantled and moved when needed.
Christensen & Co Arkitekter
Denmarks Technical University
A state-of-the-art building for the university's mathematicians.
Because sustainability and the environment were of utmost
importance new ventilation systems and large trees planted
inside provide fresh air to the future mathematical
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
KKH Skanska Malmø
This large office building, under development, is the first
industrial project for the firm, known for their smaller cultural
buildings. The architects are working on a new light
and flickering construction with the facades being developed with
MLRP, a small architectural firm, developed a radical design
that replaces the wall behind the priest with a glass wall making
nature the unifying element in the church; paying tribute to the
sun, the stars and the moon, not old christian symbols.
Våler Kommune, Norway
We architecture went in the opposite direction. They closed all
the facades, only letting natural light enter through the roof.
This way the congregation could sit in the room and look up to
New Town by Elev
Based on the Municipality of Århus' vision for the growth of the
city a new suburb to accommodate 10-15.000 people is being
planned. Cebra architect's "Suburb of the Future" is an
ambitious vision of what a future city could look like, and how
urban dwellers can decide to live in the future?
Master Plan completion: 2013
Norway's National Archive
A large cube, placed on a square between the river and Town
Hall, is a simple poetic concept, bold and deliberate. It clearly
distinguishes the building as a Museum. The proposal affects the
cityscape as a large urban landscape plane with a new monument,
without relating to or seeking support from surrounding
House of Culture & Movement
The design concept for the House of Culture and Movement is a
dynamic, multifunctional public center which engages its users. The
main building, a rectangular glass volume, contains six stacked
ideal programmatic elements. The space in-between can be programmed
flexibly as a "play zone" with various activities and main
Construction start: 2013
Vilhelm Lauritzen, COBE, EFFEKT
Christensen & Co, NORD
Carlsberg Lot 8
Carlsberg Brewery, Copenhagen
Five architectural firms are working together to transform
Carlberg 82.000 square meters Brewery's Lot 8, the first empty
parcel to be developed, into a densely constructed small town that
will create new life in the historic area. The complex contains
areas for teaching purposes, a residential tower, ground floor
facilities for convenience stores, retail, cafes and
New Carlsberg Brewhouse
At the new Carlsberg Brewhouse you can can watch a game, enjoy a world class nordic meal or hear your favorite band play in a large industrial space. Surrounded by a spectacular views you can explore the rich cultural heritage of Carlsberg and Copenhagen at your own pace.
Last updated: December 19, 2013
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