Scandinavia

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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Kenneth Frampton on Aalto, Corbusier, detached houses, the suburbs &c.

June 27, 2011

Kenneth Frampton on Aalto, Corbusier, detached houses, the suburbs &c.

The video below, produced by Slow Home Studio in Calgary, Alberta, is a short, brilliant, unrehearsed lecture by renowned architect, architectural critic and historian Kenneth Frampton on the history of the detached house in our era.

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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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Categories: design, Uncategorised

Rya rugs

October 5, 2008

Rya rugs

It’s strangely gratifying when a design or craft tradition thought to have arisen autochthonous in one place and from one people turns out to have a far more mongrel origin. In my experience, when looking at artisanal and other design, it seems that cultural borrowing and hybridity are overwhelmingly the rule rather than the exception and purity has nothing to do with it.

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