The Heart of the Stone
The Heart of the Stone - Close up III: Lundgaard & Tranberg is Danish Architecture Centre's big summer exhibition created by the writer, Tor Nørretranders.
Architecture is not about what
buildings look like. Architecture is about how buildings shape
people's lives. The most important issue is how houses channel
currents of light, air and water; not whether they belong to a
particular aesthetic trend. THE TIETGEN DORMITORY. Photo:
Architecture is not merely about beautiful buildings and eye-catching structures. Architecture is about creating settings for people's lives and experiences: settings for the current of light, energy, substance and people, who are the very pulse of life.
This is the fundamental contention made by the writer, Tor Nørretranders, who has curated The Heart of the Stone, Danish Architecture Centre's major summer exhibition, which looks at the work of the internationally renowned Danish architecture practice, Lundgaard & Tranberg.
The Heart of the Stone is not a classic architectural exhibition with a display of models of architects' works. It is a diverse presentation, involving brickwork, images, texts, running water, mirrors, optical effects, computer models and poems, which will stimulate visitors' sense of touch, spatial awareness, sense of depth, perception of time and scientific curiosity.
While the exhibition is of course about the work of Lundgaard & Tranberg, it also investigates the essence of the endeavours made by architects to create settings for the progress of life.
But the most fundamental aspect of this exhibition is that it is not located in the exhibition space. The experience provided by the galleries of the Danish Architecture Centre is intended to be an eye-opener, an introduction to an excursion around the city, and an opportunity to look at the buildings from the perspective engendered by the exhibition.
The exhibition is the third in Danish Architecture Centre's exhibition series, Close Up.
There is a number of tours and events in relation to the exhibition >> see more in the calendar
21 March 2017
BLOX: Underground Tour >
BLOX is now admitting specialist visitors into the car park. We will learn about the excavation, the technology behind the car park, the concrete work and the complexity of this phase of the construction.
3 April 2017
BLOX: Behind the Façade (the design and construction of the façade) >
BLOX features over 50 different types of façade, each of which has its own purpose and aesthetic. Work on the design of the façades went on right from the start of the BLOX project back in 2008, when the feasibility study was presented in an exhibition at the Danish Architecture Centre.
The exhibition is supported by Realdania, Nordea-fonden, Dreyers Fond and Petersen Tegl.
The exhibition is developed by Tor Nørretranders
the following contributors >>
Photo: Kristian Ridder-Nielsen
Photo: Kristian Ridder-Nielsen
Explore the architecture by Lundgaard & Tranberg in the Copenhagen X Gallery
You can also compile your own guided tour to works by Lundgaard
& Tranberg - and other new architecture in Copenhagen
>> See more in the Copenhagen X Gallery
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Last updated Monday, September 15, 2014