February 29, 2012 § 4 Comments
Hello again from Copenhagen!
See that skinny glowing building? THAT does not really exist!
Actually this is a painting from my most recent architecture project here at DIS. The project prompt was an infill building (designing a building between two existing buildings) designed to showcase contemporary Danish furniture. The project site is located on Europe’s longest (1.1 km) pedestrian shopping street, Strøget, close to Copenhagen’s Rådhuspladsen.
My concept was to show modern Danish furniture in a distinctive Danish (and hyggelit) environment. Taking note from Scandinavian architectural critic, Christian Norberg-Schultz: “The word home, as we have suggested is a key to the Nordic. In the North, life does not ensure on the piazza but in the home and its grandeur,” I designed a Danish domestic interior to connect the traditional Danish to the contemporary. Using the three H’s: home, hearth and hygge a domestic Danish atmosphere is created.
Who knows, maybe Strøget will really look like this one day but for now, enjoy Strøget at night!