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NEW PERSPECTIVES AT THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE


AARHUS

COPENHAGEN

OSLO

Åboulevarden 22 8000 Aarhus C

Njalsgade 17a 2300 Copenhagen S

Sørkedalsveien 6 0369 Oslo

+45 8730 3286 aart@aart.dk

+45 8730 3286 aart@aart.dk

+47 4047 5900 aart@aart.dk


TABLE OF CONTENTS AART designers 7

Working at the intersection 8

Bridging the opportunities 11

SKY / series of outdoor lights 12 IGLOO / a room within a room 18

LOOP / series of outdoor furnitures 24

More selected designs 31

A progressive community 58

AART architects 60 AART DESIGNERS / 5


Morten Hove Lasthein / Partner, CEO and Head of Design at AART designers Anders Tyrrestrup / Partner at AART architects and AART designers

AART designers For more than a decade, we have opened up new perspectives for our clients through visionary, market-driven design solutions – in both building-based and individual development projects.

We are a dedicated design lab with close ties to AART architects. Together we are a progressive community of designers and architects who combine design thinking with detailed user insight and business knowledge. Add to this a deep understanding of technical production methods and you have the ingredients for opening up new perspectives at the intersection between design and architecture. With our professional breadth, we optimise our processes for each project. Resourcefully, we identify the core of the project, and from there we work directly towards the overall goal – simply and efficiently.

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BETWEEN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE Design and architecture engage across space and scale. These closely related disciplines shape, interpret and convey spatial experiences. We work at the intersection between design and architecture – an intersection where we bring design into play, so that it engages people and forms strong interactions with buildings and public spaces.

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BRIDGING THE OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN PROJECTS-DEVELOPERS AND MANUFACTURERS We are specialists in opening up new perspectives for our clients. For more than a decade, we have worked with ambitious visionary partners and built bridges between developers and manufacturers. In partnership with AART architects, our design tasks often grow out of specific construction projects. With a deep understanding of design and architecture, we develop visionary design solutions shaped by a close dialogue with developers and manufacturers.

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On the other hand, we also develop independent, market-driven design solutions. Based on our cients' needs and expectations, we develop design solutions which, in addition to burning through to the market, can also be used in current or future construction projects.

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SKY /

SERIES OF OUTDOOR LIGHTS

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SKY-WALL

SKY-BOLLARD

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“We have enjoyed working with AART designers. They understand how to combine functionality and design in an easy and elegant way. Their knowledge of various forms of production and insight into lighting technology also contribute to a dynamic and versatile product development phase.” Claus Mølhede Design and sales / Focus Lighting

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INTEGRATED COOPORATION As designers, we come into the heart of our clients' business. This is why it is crucial that we have an in-depth understanding of their needs and situation. It is vital not only to find functional solutions, but also to find the root of the problem to be solved and the potential to be delivered. SKY is an example of how we develop totally integrated solutions in dialogue with our clients – from the initial meeting to the final product launch. Throughout the entire development process, we have worked very closely with Focus Lighting. Primarily with a focus on analysing their market potential, and then with a focus on outlining the concept, optimising production and developing visualisations and trade fair booths for marketing SKY.

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SUCCESSFUL NORDIC DESIGN SKY is a series of lights in a stylish Nordic design. By placing the LED light source in the base and hiding the reflector in the top of the fixture, SKY provides a comfortable, glare-free light unique in the market. In this way, SKY plays together with the surroundings, while its clarified form makes it easy to fit into any environment.

By hiding the LED light source in the base of the fixture, SKY provides a glare-free light that is reflected by the domed top plate.

Strong sales and wide media coverage. This is the impressive result of the launch of Sky onto the market. Thus, Sky has already proven to be a commercial success and a strong, attractive design product for future lighting solutions.

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IGLOO /

A ROOM WITHIN A ROOM

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“The IGLOO gives our students and teachers a place to withdraw to and encourages them to meet at eye level around a new form of digital teaching. This opens up new perspectives, and we have experienced that our students engage in new ways in our teaching.” Hans Jørgen Hansen CEO / VUC Syd

FROM INTERIOR PROJECT TO CATALOGUE PRODUCT The IGLOO concept was originally developed in cooperation with VUC Syd for the education centre in Haderslev designed by AART architects. VUC Syd wanted to create a digital and differentiated learning environment where students could retreat from the open learning environment to a shielded dialogue room. Dialogue rooms that would provide a new experience in learning and cooperation. In response, we developed the IGLOO concept – a room within the room built around a number of integrated screens in the middle, so the students had the opportunity to present and discuss at eye level. The concept was quickly recognised by VUC Syd and was put in production and further developed into a series of dialogue rooms in cooperation with Spaces by Holmris.

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A NEW FORM OF WORKSPACE The IGLOO concept offers new possibilities in creating clearly defined workspaces in large open room environments. With its hybrid design, the concept can provide a framework for everything from meetings and study groups to individual immersion, while the integrated touchscreens make it possible to adapt the concept to the digital office and learning environments of the future. The structure itself consists of prefabricated modules, which are easy to set up and take down. Each IGLOO is easy to move and adapt to a given large room. The concept is covered with foam covered with fabric on both the inside and outside to create dampened acoustics. The fabric comes in a wide variety of colours, making it possible to add a unique expression to each IGLOO matching the company or educational institution's distinctive profile.

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The integrated touchscreens make it possible to adapt the IGLOO concept to the digital office and learning environments of the future.


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Because of the igloo shape, the dialogue cubicles provide some very special opportunities for the meeting between teacher and students.

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LOOP /

SERIES OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE

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“By listening to trends and market opportunities, AART designers created the design and concept for LOOP – one of the largest BTB outdoor furniture successes in recent times – and over the years, they have brilliantly expanded the series with new innovative products. Today, LOOP forms our business foundation, which continues to grow in both Denmark and abroad.” Ib Mogensen Owner / out-sider

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FROM SPECIAL DESIGN TO PRODUCT SERIES LOOP was originally designed for Aarhus Festival Week in 2007. In cooperation with Out-sider, 50 copies were specially made, out of which grew the idea to develop a new and different type of activity sharing furniture that added a positive element to urban spaces and could be used equally well by children, youth and the elderly. LOOP was a great success during the festival week, where people took to it in new and exciting ways: making a sandbox in the middle, playing with Legos, and much more. But the most important thing was that the bench enhanced social interaction – both young and old sat on the bench across from each other rather than being at opposite ends of a bench. After the festival week, LOOP was put in production and has since grown into a series of furniture - LOOP Light, LOOP Line, LOOP Arch, LOOP Corner and LOOP Cone. Today the colourful LOOP family has spread to everything from music festivals to private and public institutions across Europe. AART DESIGNERS / 27


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COLOURFUL FORMS LOOP is a series of furniture for indoor and outdoor spaces. With its colourful expression and playful forms and many combination options, LOOP creates a flexible and distinctive space in cities, parks, kindergartens, schools, and much more. A space that stimulates the senses and inspires informal seating and socialising.

LOOP comes in a wide palette of colours with the option of integrating solar-powered lights, so that it glows after dark.

LOOP is made of impact-resistant, scratch-free and UV-resistant polyethylen that ensure a long life for the furniture. It comes in a wide palette of colours with the option of integrating solarpowered lights, so that it glows after dark via an integrated LED light tube.

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WING /

DOOR HANDLE Balancing a strict and organic expression. This is the essence of the door handle in order to achieve a sharp architectural expression in the interaction with the hand’s soft ergonomics. Thus, Wing was a natural name for the door handle as it just like an aeroplane balances the strictly sharp form that cuts through the air, and the organic soft form adapted to the wind and its buoyancy.

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“Our cooperation with AART designers has been amazing and has provided interesting new perspectives that we previously hadn't considered. Indeed, AART designers have pushed the design ideas behind door handles to a whole new level� Torben Jensen, CEO, Randi A/S

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SW AART 01 / WOOD PROFILES

SW AART 01 has been developed in cooperation with Superwood. The goal was to create a wooden facade with a signature ease of expression and variation between light and shade. The solution was a wood panelled profile with roots in solid craftsmanship and the classic tongue/groove structure.

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STAND, PROFILE AD COLOURS Based on Superwood’s brand, we have developed a modular stand concept using the new wooden profile SW AART 02 as a recurring element. With its natural and clear-cut structure, the stand creates a clarified expression as a counterbalance to the often hectic trade fair environments. The stand not only presents SW AART 02. It also presents SW Colours, which we developed together with Superwood and Jotun. SW Colours is a modern scale of natural colours that accentuate the wood structure and draw inspiration from ancient Nordic raw materials, commodities and treatments: charcoal, tar, flint, silver, sand and grain.

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PEAK / LUMINAIRE

Together with Focus Lighting, we have developed PEAK where modern meets classic. A circular, illuminated disc gives the luminaire a subtle, classic look, while the curved transition from the disc to the bar adds a modern edge and character. These two styles converge in an elegant layout, allowing PEAK to create a simple, integrated relationship between form and function.

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LINK /

MODULAR BENCH SYSTEM Link is an example of our work in the intersection between manufacturer and developer. The modular bench system was developed together with Veksø A/S for VUC Syd in Haderslev, Denmark, who wanted to create inspiring frameworks for education – both inside and out.

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BACK to BACK

FACE to FACE

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FRAME / BICYCLE SHED

Frame was developed in cooperation with Flexys as a modern pergola and bicycle shed with a rigorous, architectural expression combined with a lamellar structure that provides shade and shelter. With its simple framework structure, Frame offers a flexible system with many features and variations.

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ROBUST / BED LIGHT

Robust was developed together with Fagerhult specifically for the psychiatric ward at Sygehuset Ă˜stfold Kalnes in Sarpsborg, Norway. The edgeless shape meets the requirements for design in psychiatric treatment environments and builds on a simple idea where form and function merge: the circular form indicates how the light can be easily rotated.

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SPECIALLY DESIGNED PENDANT AART#1 was developed in cooperation with Thorn Lighting for the outdoor centre Sletten in Ry, Denmark, where the pendant creates a refined contrast to the tactile wooden architecture. Framed by a flattened aluminium ring, the light source is hidden behind a frosted glass screen for stylish expression and comfortable, glare-free light.

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VUC SYD /

INTERIOR DESIGN For VUC Syd in Haderslev, Denmark, we came up with an open and vibrant interior design. Based on their educational principles we provided a new perspective on learning environments by designing different zones for immersion and knowledge-sharing – ranging from quiet zones to zones for dialogue, presentation and group work.

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QUIET ZONE

In a buildng where movement, activity and dynamics are highly prioritised, quiet zones are of special importance.

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THE CULTURAL CAFÉ

The culture café at the ground floor is open to the public and is equipped with specially designed furniture and light pendant, AART#01.

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THE CULTURE YARD / INTERIOR DESIGN

For many years, attention was focused on the adjacent UNESCO World Heritage site, where Kronborg Castle – famous for its role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet – exerts its magnetic pull on both tourists and local citizens of Helsingør, Denmark. However, in 2010 we came up with an interior design that transformed the city’s old shipbuilding yard into an engaging cultural centre, playing on the contrast between past and present.

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GREEN ROOM

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CHILDREN'S LIBRARY

RECEPTION

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LIGHT CAVE / EVENT DESIGN

Light Cave was specially designed for the cultural centre Hermans in Tivoli Friheden in Aarhus, Denmark. The unique space and event design was developed in cooperation with Proshop Europe and Aarhus Festival Week. It formed the framework for Aarhus Festival Week International Night Cabaret, where light projections created the experience of a dynamic, luminous cave.

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A PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY Originally established as an internal design division at AART architects, we have grown into an independent design lab dedicated to innovating and professionalising the field of design. It is our aim to open up new perspectives for our clients at the intersection between design and architecture. This is why we still form a strong and continuous partnership with AART architects. We share offices and creative minds, and together we are a progressive community of designers and architects with the capability to approach all scales - from interior solutions to product design.

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AART designers AART designers is a limited liability company that forms a strong partnership with the Nordic architectural firm AART architects. AART designers is established and owned by the partners in AART architects together with Morten Hove Lasthein.

Morten Hove Lasthein Partner / CEO / Head of Design mhl@aart.dk +45 4196 3509

Anders Tyrrestrup Partner / MA in Architecture aty@aart.dk +45 2532 3278

Anders Strange Partner / MA in Architecture ast@aart.dk +45 2532 3276

Torben Skovbjerg Larsen Partner / MA in Architecture tsl@aart.dk +45 2532 3279

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THE WATERFRONT / STAVANGER

MULTICULTURAL CENTER / SØNDERBORG

THE CULTURE YARD / HELSNGØR

VUC SYD / HADERSLEV

HINDSGAVL NATURE CENTER / MIDDELFART

THE VICTORIA SCHOOL / SKARA

MUSHOLM / KORSØR

INSPIRIA SCIENCE CENTER / GRAALUM

HOME FOR LIFE / AARHUS

SLETTEN / RY

BIKUBEN STUDENT RESIDENCE / COPENHAGEN

HEALTH CENTRE / COPENHAGEN


AART architects Established in Aarhus in 2000 and since expanding to Copenhagen and Oslo, AART arhcitects is a well-established architectural firm with a long track record of high-profile building projects throughout the Nordic countries. Since its establishment, AART architects has gained international recognition for realising innovative and sustainable buildings and public spaces that open up opportunities for people, places and communities. The international recognition is an appraisal for clients and business partners. It highlights the building projects to a variety of medias, which is great in terms of branding and opening up new business opportunities.

German Design Award honours trend-setting design projects around the world. In 2015, the education for VUC Syd recieved the award. Energy Globe Award recognises the most sustainable developments around the world. In 2015, Inspiria Science Center recieved the award. WAN Residential Award recognises the world's best residential developments. In 2014, the Waterfront recieved the award. Add to this a wide range of awards, including Green Good Design Award, Iconic Award, Structural Award, International Hotel & Property Award etc.

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PHOTO CREDITS Adam Mørk André Helene Høyer Mikkelsen Ivan Brodey Jens Markus Lindhe Kirstine Mengel Nicolai Perjesi Thomas Mølvig Torben Eskerod SKY / Kilde: FOCUS-LIGHTING Loop / Kilde: out-siders Frame / Kilde: Flexys Link / Kilde: Veksø


AART designers are specialised in opening up new perspectives for clients and business partners through visionary, marketdriven design solutions – in both building-based and individual development projects.

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