Planned and unplanned towns and cities

Theme

Urban development, from castle to council

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Morten Pedersen
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Morten Pedersen

Breathing easy in the lying ward" "

In the 1860s, Rold Forest was identified as being of strategic military importance, and Skørping…

Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen
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Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen

Barren soil

The German families came to Central Jutland with great expectations, imagining a rich and welcoming…

Mette Ladegaard Thøgersen
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Mette Ladegaard Thøgersen

Hold-ups in Langå

The book Jydske Byer og deres Mænd (Jutland Towns and their Men) from 1917 describes Langå's…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Social buildings

In Farum Midtpunkt, the architects tried to make the new large-scale housing estates of a high…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Greater Copenhagen emerges

Instead of allowing Copenhagen to sprawl in all directions, the finger plan was to create…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Youth rebellion and Emil from Lønneberg

Vandkunsten's competition project was bursting with visions of youth rebellion. The dream of…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

High-rise blocks protect nature

When the Høje Gladsaxe project was still in the pipeline, two special challenges lay ahead. The…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Code word - community

The Galgebakken homes were a contemporary new design for a sociable and open form of housing that…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

For the love of concrete

The Brøndby Strand buildings have been roundly criticised for their architectural and social…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Architects draw on each other's expertise

Blangstedgård is one of the greatest monuments to post-modernism in Denmark. It reveals how…

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