Thursday, July 28, 2011

Let's Drive Through Copenhagen!

...and take pictures!

Henning Larsen's Ferring centre, 1998-2002, with aditions being built now.

 Yes, that's a beer can he's holding.

Facory complexes are beautiful, aren't they?

 This hotel caught my eye because of the quite beautiful brickwork on it's side. Interesting 'take' on curtain wall construction for the 21st century.
"Den Sorte Diamant" - "the Black Diamond", Schmidt Hammer Lassen, 1999

Next to it was this really interesting building:

That's a greenish marble, anddetails of copper. Awesome.

 Good architecture.
 Danmarks Nationalbank and the architectural pride of Copenhagen. Arne Jacobsen, 1961-78

 Nice bridge and...

 ...the Foreign Ministry, by Halldor Gunnløgsson, 1977-80

 Functionalised building.

 Great funkis.
More great funkis at Englandsvej/Peder Lykkes Vej, Amager.
And great attic-apartments!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Those great-looking benches at the Roskilde Crematory reminded me of a couple of pieces of Danish design finished in blonde wood and tan leather:

A rare Ilse Rix dining set, oak, 60's.

Poul Kjaerholm's très japonais PK 27 lounge chairs and PK66 coffee table, PP Møbler, from 1971.

Kaare Klint's iconic Safari-chairs, here in ash,with a matching slate-top taple; designed 1933; produced by Rud Rasmussen.

An ash Wegner CH?? with the characteristic swivel-back, produced by Carl Hansen & Søn; I'm guessing 50's...

Lastly, these rarer leather-covered versions of Arne Jacobsen's Milano Triennale Grand Prix-winning chairs model 3130. Laminated beech legs; designed in '57; produced by Fritz Hansen.

All these pieces are available from Jackson's.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Roskilde Krematorium

Today I drove down to  Roskilde to pick up some interesting and rare Wegner chairs I had bought (but more on them later). I went by the crematory, a stunningly simple exhibiton of roman brick, bronze and copper, and oak and leather on the inside, created by a young Henning Larsen in 1963. The three buildings surround an intimate courtyard, and is flanked by a beautiful graveyard. The asymetric shape of the chapel hall does bring to mind Sigurd Lewerentz 1925 Chapel of the Resurrectioninterestingly enough. I take it that even then architects were inspired by the strange neo-classicism of Skogskyrkogården.

My pictures weren't very good, so you'll have to do with these nice vintage ones: