Welcome to Rising Architecture, a website dedicated to Danish architecture. Browse these pages to find valuable information about great Danish architects and their award-winning structures, the history of Danish architecture, the various factors that influenced it down the centuries and modern trends that shape the country’s real estate. We hope that we have plenty to inspire you here.
We are a team of Danish architecture enthusiasts who wants to provide an informative website to students of architecture, other enthusiasts like ourselves, and anybody seeking inspiration. If you need good ideas to build a house in Denmark, you are sure to find great ideas on these pages. If you want to satisfy your thirst for knowledge about Danish architecture, you will find something of value here.
We can put our source of inspiration in just two words – Danish architecture. We admire its unbroken and clean lines, eye for detail, perfectionism, and use of natural elements.
We are deeply inspired by the famous architects of Denmark and their buildings. For example, one of the top architects in Denmark is Jorn Utzon, whose design bagged the first prize in a competition that challenged architects to create designs for the Sydney Opera House.
Today, you will find the Sydney Opera House on UNESCO’s list of world heritage buildings. Utzon has also created noteworthy structures such as the Melli Bank in Teheran, Iran; Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark; and the Parliament Building in Kuwait.
We also have to give the example of Arne Emil Jacobsen, who introduced modernistic elements into Danish architecture. His designs bore strong signs of minimalism and rationalism and were greatly in demand because they were simultaneously utilitarian and aesthetic. If you visit Denmark, you simply cannot miss Jacobsen’s designs, especially in the cities of Copenhagen and Aarhus. The Royal Danish Embassy in London happens to be one of his little-known works.
Another great architect we must mention is Henning Larsen. In fact, we just cannot create a website about Danish architecture without mentioning him. He launched his firm in 1959 and quickly became one of the most famous architects not only in Denmark, but at an international level. His most popular work in Copenhagen is the Royal Danish Opera.
Although we honor the ancient in Danish architecture, we focus on the latest as we know that many of our readers are interested in the latest trends. Today, Danish architecture is popular not only at home, but also in foreign countries as the number of Danish firms taking up overseas assignments is on the rise.
Denmark has given birth to a brand-new generation of architectural firms, who are adept at blending traditions with the latest international trends. Some of the leading Danish architectural firms are Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), COBE, CEBRA, Effekt, Transform, Dorthe Mandrup Architects, NORD Architects, and Aart. Many of them have won awards in competitions held at the international level.
We keep updating these pages with the latest news and views of Danish architecture, and we encourage you to keep visiting for more