Izumi’s latest Copenhagen restaurant is designed to reflect its Nordic-Japanese menu

Pan-Projects and Mok Architects drew upon Nordic and Japanese aesthetics to design this restaurant in Copenhagen, which features oak surfaces, translucent screens and paper lanterns. Izumi is a Danish restaurant chain, which serves Japanese food with Nordic influences. Its latest outlet occupies a busy street corner in Copenhagen’s northern suburb of Charlottenlund. The 120-square-metre restaurant […]

Concrete hills conceal bicycle racks in Copenhagen public plaza

Karen Blixens Plads in Copenhagen is an undulating plaza with sheltered parking for over 2,000 bicycles designed by Danish architecture firm COBE. The 20,000-square-metre public park is situated between the University of Copenhagen and Amager Common, an area of wetlands, fields and lakes just outside of the city. Named for noted 19th-century Danish author Karen Blixen, […]

BIG completes yin-and-yang-shaped Panda House at Copenhagen Zoo

BIG has completed a circular enclosure at a zoo in Denmark to house two giant pandas that have been relocated from Chengdu, China. Built at the heart of Copenhagen Zoo, Panda House has been designed by BIG in collaboration with Schønherr Landscape Architects, MOE and a number of zoologists to mimic the bears’ ideal natural habitat. […]

IKEA mattresses used to build pop-up bar at Chart fair in Copenhagen

A bar made out of old IKEA mattresses has won the architecture prize at Chart 2019, ahead of structures built from latex, salt, paper and jute fabric. Sultan is one of five food and drinks kiosks built by young Danish architects and students for an exhibition at Chart, an art and design fair that took place […]

Pétanque is played inside Boulebar restaurants by Bornstein Lyckefors

Architecture studio Bornstein Lyckefors has designed a series of restaurants in Sweden and Denmark that centre around a terrain for playing pétanque. Gothenburg-based Bornstein Lyckefors has created the interiors for six Boulebar venues, in the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Örebro and Copenhagen. Bornstein Lyckefors has designed six Boulebar venues Each one has its own design […]

Copenhagen’s Yaffa restaurant takes cues from bustling French cafes

Multi-disciplinary design studio Frama used mismatched wooden chairs and concrete surfaces to create a Middle Eastern version of the humble French bistro inside this Copenhagen restaurant. Set within Copenhagen’s historic Gråbrødretorv square, Yaffa has been transformed from a characterless concrete basement into a warm and inviting space decked out in tactile materials. The restaurant takes […]

Axel Arigato looks to brutalism for interiors of Copenhagen flagship

The monolithic concrete forms associated with brutalist architecture inspired the interiors of Axel Arigato‘s Copenhagen flagship store, which the shoe brand has designed in collaboration with Christian Halleröd. Located a stone’s throw from Copenhagen’s main shopping street, Strøget, Axel Arigato‘s Danish flagship features blocky grey interiors that “blend brutalism with minimalism”. “I approach our store […]

Louisa Grey draws on the senses for installation inside Copenhagen’s Frama store

London designer Louisa Grey has curated a series of meditative spaces inside the Copenhagen store of Danish lifestyle brand Frama, for an installation inspired by the body’s five senses. Louisa Grey – who heads up her own London studio House of Grey – curated the Senses installation for Frama using a mix of the brand’s […]

BIG reveals visuals of pagoda-like hotel for Copenhagen’s Tivoli amusement park

BIG has revealed visuals of the “whimsical” plant-covered H C Andersen Hotel it has designed for the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. Named after the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the hotel will consist of a stack of 18 misaligned storeys that extend from Tivoli Castle – the theme park’s event venue that BIG […]

Aarstiderne Arkitekter transforms 19th-century bank into Paustian showroom

Ornate gold columns and chequered marble floors nod to the past life of Danish furniture brand Paustian’s latest showroom, which has opened in central Copenhagen. The Paustian showroom takes over a now-defunct bank that dates back to 1868. It has been designed by Danish architecture practice Aarstiderne Arkitekter to celebrate its decadent historic features. Located in […]

Menu and Norm Architects complete Copenhagen hotel that doubles as a showroom

Design brand Menu has teamed up with architecture studio Norm Architects on The Audo, a hotel in Copenhagen where cosy, earth-toned guest suites double up as show spaces for new furniture and homeware. The Audo encompasses Menu‘s headquarters, along with 10 guest suites that are all dressed with the brand’s range of furniture, lighting and home […]

Muuto expands Copenhagen offices with new pastel-coloured workspaces

Danish furniture brand Muuto has expanded its existing Copenhagen offices, creating a showroom and a series of versatile workspaces decked out in pastel hues. The headquarters are set above the bustling shopping street of Østergade in central Copenhagen, and plays host to Muuto‘s offices and showroom. Measuring 1,400 square metres, the three-level space provides a […]

Hay debuts new homeware collection inside ornate 18th-century palace in Copenhagen

Danish brand Hay has unveiled its latest range of furniture and homeware, in a pop-up co-working space installed inside Copenhagen’s Lindencrone Mansion for 3 Days of Design. For the duration of the design festival, which took place from 23 to 25 May, the 18th-century palace was transformed into an exhibition space that showcased a mix […]

Karimoku launches architect-designed furniture collection

Japanese furniture manufacturer Karimoku has launched a sister brand, Karimoku Case Study, which will offer collections of pared-back furniture pieces designed by architects. Karimoku Case Study was unveiled during 3 Days of Design in an apartment-style exhibition space in the Norm Architects-designed Kinfolk Gallery. Its inaugural collection, titled Kinuta, comprises eight pieces produced by locally-based […]

Bjarke Ingels and Simon Frommenwiler create pink Puzzle House installation

Architects Bjarke Ingels and Simon Frommenwiler have teamed up to create a brightly hued house-shaped installation in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of 3 Days of Design. The installation is situated in the back garden of Copenhagen’s Swiss embassy, a regular participating venue in 3 Days of Design and organisers of Architecture in Residence – a […]

Lendager Group uses recycled materials to build 20 townhouses in Copenhagen

Recycled concrete, repurposed double-glazing and discarded flooring boards were all used in the construction of Upcycle Studios, a Copenhagen housing development designed by Lendager Group. Danish architecture studio Lendager Group built the series of 20 new townhouses in the Ørestad district of Denmark’s capital city. All of the wood was sourced from Danish manufacture Dinesen, which would […]

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