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Design and Architecture

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 13.51.10“Everyone has the right to a good life with decent housing!
Everyone has the right to live well!” (Marietta Kolind)

Teacher: Marietta Kolind      Lessons: 4/week




Everyone has the right to a good life with decent housing! Everyone has the right to live well!

“Architecture and Design” is for the students, who want to be able to recognize and understand aesthetically beautiful, functional and sustainable architecture and design. So they eventually will be able to surround themselves with it.

Understanding architecture and design opens up a world of sensual experiences. Being able to understand design is a prerequisite for a prosperous, healthy and sustainable culture.


Lectures, group research, “hands on” work with materials and drawing, guided tours. Work shop.

First of all explore the student’s background and expectations for the class. And second to customize their curriculum, but still keep it professional and relevant to the general education.

The professional and technical topic, will be put into everyday language in order to make it understandable for all the students.


Focus will be on architecture and design from Scandinavia in the 20th and 21th century. But also the geographical location of abuilding in relation to the use of light. The students will learn about spaceplanning, classical furnitures from DK and the designers behind them. Also what makes a special atmosphere in a room (art etc.).

The subjects will draw parallels to their contemporaries, historically and culturally.

  • Works by achitects as Arne Jacobsen, Jørn Utzon, Bo & Wohlert, BIG etc
  • Designers as Finn Juhl, Wegener, Børge Mogensen, Louise Campell, Alva Alto etc.
  • PP show called: World Houses and decor
  • Design i movies: The modern house in the 50th, etc.
  • Welfare Design / Design for the Common Good
  • Green Design / Green Growth
  • From Classic design to Substainable design and Index Award to improve life

Style history from the Vikings up till today. While on tours to Humlebæk, Hellebæk and around in Elsinore, we will visit, discuss and analyse details of good architecture. We will also visit exhibitions at the museums and at the culture center in the area nearby and bring Danish design and art under a “microscope”.


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