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Anupama Kundoo – Taking Time the fourth exhibition in the Architect’s Studio series at Louisiana, illustrates her belief that spending more time on thinking, research, knowledge sharing and building endows architects with a deeper understanding of context, materiality, function and sustainability. The exhibition runs until 31 January 2021 - SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE
Anupama Kundoo has first-hand knowledge of the workshop traditions that she rethinks. She has observed Indian artisans, learned from them and built with them. Kundoo designed both of her homes in the experimental Indian town Auroville so that they could be built without the use of machines and using only local materials.
Last year, Anupama Kundoo took part in a competition to build a new guesthouse at Krabbesholm Højskole. Her concept involved Kolumba and a description of both the project and the brick is included in the exhibition at Louisiana.
The Architect’s Studio: Anupama Kundoo – Taking Time. Anupama Kundoo’s own home, Wall House, built in 2000 in Auroville, India. Photo: Javier Callejas
The Architect’s Studio: Anupama Kundoo – Taking Time. Creativity, An Urban Eco-Community in Auroville, India Photo: Javier Callejas
'Thinking Brick' was the name of a workshop led by the architect Anupama Kundoo at Krabbesholm Højskole, Denmark, in May 2019. It was attended by 40 Krabbesholm students and 20 from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Photo: Martin Schubert
Architect Anupama Kundoo led the workshop at Krabbesholm, 12–13 May 2019. Photo: Martin Schubert
During the weekend workshop, the students built a number of brick elements, domes, vault arches and walls to help them understand construction alongside structural design. Photo: Martin Schubert
Petersen Tegl supplied 4,000 Junior and 1,200 broken Kolumba bricks for the Krabbesholm workshop. The bricks were laid with lime mortar, so that they could be removed again and re-used in later workshops. Photo: Martin Schubert
Brick at 3daysofdesign
Petersen Tegl took part in Denmark's annual design festival – 3daysofdesign – again this year. The setting was the Petersen Tegl Studio, which also marked its first anniversary at the same time.
This year, we asked two architects who have worked very closely with the brickworks to present their very different and exciting projects.
Architect Francesca Torzo talked about her latest work to reach completion. The façade and courtyard on Z33 – an extension to the House for Contemporary Art and Architecture in the Belgian town of Hasselt – are clad in specially moulded, handmade rhombus-shaped bricks.
Architect Kristian Winther of Arup talked about designing Cityringen (M3). Four of the stations on the new Metro line in Copenhagen have underground walls clad in a customised version of Kolumba.
The two projects and the specially developed bricks are on display in the Petersen Studio until 1 November.
Petersen Tegl takes part in the Danish design event, 3 DAYS OF DESIGN, in Copenhagen from the 3rd - 5th September 2020. Join us at PETERSEN TEGL STUDIO at Amerika Plads 25B. Opening hours 10:00 - 17:00.
‘Memories of Colour’
was the title of a web siminar on the teaching platform TIFA Institute on 3 July. The speakers were the artist Tanya Goel and the textile designer Mia Morikawa, both from India, and the Danish artist Malene Bach. The architect Peter Zinck represented Petersen Tegl. He talked about the natural colours found in brick and presented a range of projects in which various architects have used those colours to create buildings with a special look. Peter made his presentation from the Petersen Tegl Studio in Copenhagen.
New architecture award to Francesca Torzo
On 30 June, the architect Francesca Torzo had the great honour of receiving the first-ever Italian Architecture Prize, which is promoted by Fondazione MAXXI and Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, and sponsored by MIBACT.
The award recognises the best building project completed between January 2017 and December 2019 by an Italian designer or a studio based in Italy. The winner is Torzo’s “Z33 – House for Contemporary Art and Architecture” in Hasselt, Belgium.
In the words of the jury: “The project stood out due to its profound ability to interpret the history of the block and the buildings that surround it, as well the spatial and expressive intelligence shown in configuring it into an exhibition space perfectly suited to contemporary needs. The jury also underlined the precision and unique quality of the presentation, which both illuminated the construction process and conveyed the architect’s personality.”
Petersen Tegl and Francesca Torzo worked very closely together on the development of a custom-made brick for the façades. The rhombus-shaped brick was hand-moulded in a combination of German and Danish clay.
30 June architect Francesca Torzo received the first edition of the »Italian Architecture Prize«, promoted by Fondazione MAXXI and Fondazione La Triennale di Milano and sponsored by MIBACT. The award ceremony was held at the MAXXI Museum in Rome.
A beautiful, distinctive townhouse designed by architects platform.archi is on the shortlist for the Amsterdamse Nieuwbouwprijs (Amsterdam New Construction Award) 2020. READ MORE >
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Engineer Kasper Køppen, owner of the engineering company Regnestuen, used the Petersen Tegl Studio at Amerika Plads when end-April he gave an on-line presentation on brick to his students at The Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architects in Copenhagen.
New lease of life for ’60s housing complex with Petersen COVER™. READ MORE >
Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium by architect Francesca Torzo. READ MORE >
As part of the Swedish television series about dream homes, Husdrömmar, architect Gert Wingårdh visited Petersen Tegl. See the programme in Swedish on www.svtplay.se (13/1/19)
Wohnhaus Baden in Switzerland by Burkard Meyer Architekten. SEE MORE >
Atelier in cover
Stocker Lee Atelier in Rancate, Schweiz by Stocker Lee Architetti.
Brick in the new Metro line in CPH. READ MORE >
Petersen Tegl works closely with architects, construction clients and artists from all over the world. READ MORE >
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Experience the brickworks and the production facilities with brickworks owner Christian A. Petersen on his daily morning round. SEE MORE >
Arcmala Lenzburg by Burkard Meyer Architekten. SEE MORE >
'Bibliotecha' - sculpture by artist Ulla Viotti in Kivik, Sweden. READ MORE >
Stadthöfe in Hamburg by David Chipperfield Architects. READ MORE >
House H in Belgium by Broekx-Schiepers architecten. SEE MORE >
New multifunctional space and sports centre. READ MORE >
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