Denmark

Swedish architect Per Friberg – possible designer of house in Bron/Broen

March 14, 2017

Swedish architect Per Friberg  – possible designer of house in Bron/Broen


Above: Erlandson Villa designed by Per Friberg. Below: detective Martin
Rohde in “Bron/Broen” (The Bridge)

The Bridge (Bron/Broen) is a Danish-Swedish TV co-production set on both sides of the  Øresund Bridge that links Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmö, Sweden.

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The Bridge – TV show set on both sides of bridge between Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmö, Sweden

January 9, 2013

The Bridge – TV show set on both sides of bridge between Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmö, Sweden

I guess it’s becoming evident that I watch a lot of Scandinavian television. The Bridge (or Bron/Broen as it’s know in Scandinavia, meaning “bridge” in Swedish and Danish) follows a long murder investigation launched when a body—or, as it turns out, parts of two bodies assembled as one—is found in the middle of the Øresund Bridge that links Sweden and Denmark.

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Borgen, popular political drama set in Copenhagen

Borgen, popular political drama set in Copenhagen

Borgen is a Danish political drama sent in Copenhagen. Despite being a subtitled Danish show loosely based on complicated domestic Danish political events, it grew to unexpected popularity throughout Europe.

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Kastrup Sea Bath, Denmark

December 5, 2010

Kastrup Sea Bath, Denmark

The Kastrup sea bath is by White architektur, Denmark. Via archdaily. Photographs: Ole Haupt, White Arkitekter, Erco Lighting, Åke E:son Lindman

The idea behind this swimming platform and pier is that in the not overly warm Danish summer it shields swimmers from the wind and contains the sun.

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Hanging ships

July 21, 2009

Hanging ships

Western European churches, especially those near or in shipping towns, often suspended a model ship from the ceiling as a symbol of good luck for sailors. The practice is probably most common in Denmark, but is fairly widespread.

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Lost City Arts

May 29, 2009

Lost City Arts

I found Lost City Arts by accident when searching for works by Harry Bertoia. Like this shop, Lost City has eccentric art and furniture pieces that are substantially more eye-catching or compelling than market-produced objects mainly because most of their art furniture was, in fact, made by sculptors.

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Handmade houses in Christiania

January 31, 2009

Handmade houses in Christiania

Maybe it’s because these houses are reminiscent of the tradition of handmade houses here on the West Coast, but there’s something pleasingly familiar about the eccentric wooden buildings of Christiana, the surreal, semi-autonomous, rebel neighbourhood of Copenhagen.

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Nanna Ditzel

December 20, 2008

Nanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel is considered the “first lady of Danish design,” which is one of those informative yet cringe-worthy labels that just highlights the whole problem of accidentally ghettoizing designers who happen to be women by the very act of celebrating the fact that they’re women designers.

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Designers and Nobel scientists make energy-collecting textiles.

October 25, 2008

Designers and Nobel scientists make energy-collecting textiles.

 

This compelling structure is an example of biomimetic architecture – architecture that mimics biological structures and/or functions. It is part of a project called Metabolic Media whose structures model the molecular structures and energy metabolism in living cells.

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