Architecture 2.0 - sustainable archtecture in Denmark
ARCHITECTURE 2.0 is a collage of the works of six Danish architectural practices, from modernism and until tomorrow. The collage shows the point of departure, the architectural vision and the innovation of these six practices, as a story from before the world went out of joint until now when it is too late to be pessimistic
The climate problem calls for a new way of thinking aesthetics – to focus solely upon beauty is not enough – beauty must be rethought in a holistic approach that combines also durability and usability – and a paradigm change regarding architectural beauty can be the consequence. The six architectural practices are just a few of all the professionals who will introduce the change of paradigms toward a new architectural vision – ARCHITECTURE 2.0
For all six practices, Nordic regionalism and functionalism are the historic foundation for their present architectural expression no matter whether is transformed in terms of form, scale or plan. And all six practices participated in the housing contest, BOLIG+, the results of which were announced in September 2009.
The six practices are:
C.F. Møller Architects A/S
Lundgaard & Tranberg A/S
The exhibition is laid out as a timeline with a set of headlines.
Point of departure
The Nordic heritage is the prerequisite for the architectural practices of today, and this is shown by the links back to Jørn Utzon, as a point of departure for modern Danish architecture
Durability – Usability - Beauty
The three Vitruvian principles, Durability, Usability and Beauty, are all basic principles of the architectural methodology of the six architectural firms throughout the 70’s, 80´s and 90´s combined with a growing consciousness concerning resource awareness that placed new demands on how we work as architects.
These five projects represent the state of the art, with regards energy consciousness in Danish housing architecture in 2009. But is this enough?
These are examples of new resource efficient projects from the six architectural practices.
Examples of visionary examples of what the impact of resource efficiency methodology will be at a broader level – here it can be seen that (sustainable) urban planning is again a field where good architects take the lead in future projects – also internationally.
The mindset around sustainable architectural quality calls for new perspectives in thinking and working – in the way of acting as a client, as an advisor and as a user, as well as in the methodology of reaching holistic sustainable solutions – by integrated working methodologies and multidisciplinary thinking.
See the projects here: architecture_20__udstillede_projekter.pdf (970.5 KB)
See the interviews with the archicects here:
POINT OF DEPARTURE
The exhibition can be seen from the 3rd. of December- 28th. of February 2010