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architecture without architects it’s best!
August 5, 2010, 9:54 pm
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

Shifting gears slightly here is part of my project that is exploring the vernacular of Denmark. It transitions from the previous  part of my project that covered vegetable communities by exploring the principles of an ecovillage and uses Dyssekilde at as the example. Beginning with a brief overview of how to identify vernacular this projects looks at Denmarks vernacular by covering examples such as- the home situated in the landscape, the influence of Viking heritage through details, and begins to explore the various roof types found throughout Denmark.  More is to be documented about the various roof styles in the next post.  the reason for this topic as a field study is because I had taken a class during my stay here in Copenhagen discussing the vernacular of Denmark. The class was offered through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad a program that offers designers from all back grounds to have a chance to study their respective fields in Denmark. Here is a link to the DIS home page if you search it can be a great resource for  anyone interested in danish culture.


wooden animals
July 30, 2010, 8:14 am
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

To open up a discussion on the Danish vernacular lets first look to the playground. All throughout Denmark you can find these fun looking sculptures of animals. The material of course is wood. Around 200 yrs ago the Danes deforested themselves, it was only by the saving grace of English coal that they were able to rebound from this travesty. As of 2000 out of the total land mass of Denmark, 43 094 sq km, only 4 862 sq km of the land is forested ( Now a days the Danes are much more environmentally conscious. Wood, still has a special place in their hearts as found in minute architectural details.

The above image give you a glimpse at the monumental sculptures that are found on Danish playgrounds. The reason this is vernacular is because it was created with local materials, however scarce it may be.

making like a tree and leafing-m.delillo

moving throughout copenhagen
July 30, 2010, 3:53 am
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

before i can introduce my next field study i feel that it is important to talk about what the transportation opportunities and constraints. more and less i will just focus on standard modes of transportation e.g. car, Metro, and S-TOG.

throwing snaps on the petrol all day long-m.delillo

allotment gardens in situ part two
July 27, 2010, 7:02 pm
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

the second part of the field study on allotment gardens.

allotment gardens in situ part one
July 27, 2010, 7:00 pm
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

hi  i am michael one of the five members of the Copenhagen summer study abroad group this is my first field study that is on the topic of allotment garden communities.

not much more to say since it says it all in the graphics!