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My name is Daniel Illum-Davis, and I am an Architect. Unsurprising to hear, I know, you’ll probably deduce this by (hopefully) browsing through this portfolio and the selection of my projects, but it’s far more than just a one off statement. I am an Architect. I’ve lived and breathed this profession from my earliest days, where my peers would be dreaming of becoming Firefighters and Astronauts, I was certain I’d become an Architect and could think of little else that could evoke the same excitement and interest as designing could. Like many, I played with Lego, emphatically, devoting myself to little else. As I matured, this focus shifted to drawing, painting, photography and everything in-between, pushing my own boundaries in how to express myself. In 2003 I was accepted into Oxford Brookes University where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Architecture in 2007. From here I embarked upon a three year internship with Henning Larsen Architects in Copenhagen Denmark. I am a dual national from Birth, born in Denmark to a Danish Mother and an English Father, and eventually growing up in the UK. In moving back to Denmark for my Internship, I had hoped to expand upon my own influences and inspiration I had already developed during my time in the UK, and to explore my heritage, so closely entwined with all aspects of Design that Denmark is. After deciding to remain in Denmark and extend my internship, I was accepted into the Aarhus School of Architecture in 2010, where I obtained my Master of Arts in Architecture in 2012. My three years at Henning Larsen Architects, and my subsequent employment at Leth & Gori Architects and PLH Architects has provided me with a wealth of professional experience. These tenures have enabled me to experience a breadth of projects located across the globe, as welll as a broad spectrum of scales and strategies. I have taken part in long term projects that allowed me to experience the entire course and detail of a construction process, and competitions where I enjoyed and flourished under the fast pace, quick decisions and teamwork associated with them Architecturally I’ve always tried to use my dual background to influence and inspire my work, and I have always been interested in the juxtaposition of marrying existing with new, the brutal with organic, and expanding and pushing the experience of space, the boundaries between and blurring the perception of transition between them. Equally, I am passionate about drawing techniques and the use of mixed media and graphics to illustrate and promote projects in a unique and interesting manner. I have experience in a wide range of scales and project types, from entire city masterplans, competitions, details and small scale projects. I’ve always been very curious and pushing my own boundaries, and this is reflected in my work ethic and drive, always wishing to seek out new and exciting projects, and applying new techniques, materials and experiences to them. I hope you enjoy looking through this portfolio which shows a selection of my work over the past three years, mostly focusing on my master’s degree at the Aarhus School of Architecture.

An Introduction >> Portfolio 2012 - Masters projects between 2010 and 2012 and a selection of competition and professional projects from 2007 to 2012 <<


Name: D.O.B: Nationality: Address: Telephone: E-mail: Website: LinkedIN:

Daniel Illum-Davis, Architect MAA 14-12-1984 Dual Nationality - Danish/English Øster Søgade 32 5tv, 1357, København K, DK +45 28 46 77 78 did@illumdavis.com www.illumdavis.com daniel illum-davis

Education January 2010 - January 2012:

Aarhus School of Architecture, DK

Studied under the masters program at the Aarhus School of Architecture, graduating with a Master of Arts in Architecture (Cand. Arch/MA) in 2012, obtaining a grade of 12/A September 2003 - July 2007:

Oxford Brookes University, UK

Studied under the bachelor program at the School of the Built Environment, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (BA) in 2007, obtaining a grade of 2:2 with Honours September 1996 - June 2003:

Professional Experience August 2012 - November 2012:

PLH Arkitekter, DK

Competition Architect on a project based employment, working on a wide variety of competitions from childrens homes (Fremtidens Børnehjem), commercial and residential buildings (Byporten) to regional hospitals (Køge Hospital), as well as work solicitation via project proposals and client meetings May 2012 - June 2012:

Leth & Gori Architects, DK

Four week post graduate internship (virksomhedspraktik), working closely with the two partners and another architect on a variety of short term competition projects. Primarily spent the internship designing a series of concepts and final bids on an invited competition for a pair of kindergartens and day care centres in Copenhagen, working alongside Erik Møller Architects. August 2007 - January 2010:

Nottingham High School for Boys, UK

Obtained a General Certificate of Education (A Level) in 2003 in General Studies (A), Geography (B), Maths (C) and Physics (C) and a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 2001, studying various subjects (Grades 1 A*, 6 A’s and 3 B’s) Relevant Skills Software:

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Expert User: Adobe Package, especially Photoshop Experienced: Rhinocerous 3D, VRAY, Auto CAD, Microstation Some Experience: Grasshopper Sketching, Drawing, Draughting Fluent English (Mothertongue) and Danish (Reading, Writing, Spoken)

Henning Larsen Architects, DK

Professional Associations

Initial one year’s internship as part of the RIBA part 1/2 exemption, extended contract to full time employment, working on a wide variety of projects, from small scale detail projects, to large scale masterplans and competitions. Worked both as a part of a team, and on smaller one man projects.

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Registered member of Danish Architect’s Association (Arkitektforening)

January 2012 - Continued:

Member of the Danish Architect’s Union (Arkitektforbundet)

July 1999 - August 1999:

Awards and Achievements

Marsh and Growchowski Architects, UK

Unpaid summer work experience at a local practice. Experienced site visits, small and medium scale projects, as well as an introduction to various tools and techniques employed in the industry.

January 2012: May 2012:

Østbanegard’s Fund Prize for Masters final project Masters Thesis published in issue #389 of l’architecture d’aujourd’hui


Educational Works >> 01.01.2010 to 01.01.2012 - The Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. A summary of my Afgang project Rough: Housing the Homeless in Westminster <<


Rough Housing >> 01.09.2011 - London, England - Accommodation, healthcare and learning centre for the homeless as part of my final semester at Aarhus School of Architecture << For my thesis project, I wanted to approach a subject that raises social, political and personal sensitivities, a subject that exists across the entire globe, yet is carefully swept away and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dealt withâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, a subject where with a sensitive and relevant application of architecture, carefully researched and analysed, a potential future could be realised. The subject I chose, was rough sleeping in London. Homelessness in its nature is a far reaching and compounded issue, prevelant in all aspects of British society. It is, in fact, so prevelant that attempting to tackle homelessness alone would beyond the scope of any project, where a more tailored approach to specific avenues of homelessness would be a far more prudent choice. Rough sleepers presented the project with a very niche yet relevant line of investigation, especially in light of their continued habitation on the streets of London, when there are avenues of help and accomodation design for and open to them throughout the city. This reluctance to seek and enter care was the main focus of my initial investigations, aiming to seek out why so many people found it difficult to leave the streets. What followed was a series of interviews and research that led me to understand that many found the transition from street to a new and stable life hard to adapt to. Many had been in institutions at some point in their lives, and the shelters available to them, cramped, claustraphobic and insecure in their nature (no guaranteed bed and inflexible opening/closing times) reminded them of these places, and in doing so created an ingrained reluctance and almost downright fear of entering the shelters. What the rough sleepers were in need for was a shelter that could offer them as safe and secure home, a transitional space from the street to a new life, and one that offered a very real future, rather than a brief respite.

>> Facing page: Sketches of temporary homeless structures around London. Above: Early concept sketch illustrating the unfolding outer wall structure <<


>> Left: Concept models based off temporary structure sketches Below: Diagrams illustrating their architectural and spatial qualities Above: Early concept sketches <<

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This need to provide a building that could fulfil the needs of rough sleepers, without presenting them with a daunting or frightening experience, led me to the concept of ‘recognisable architecture’. Whilst this doesn’t entail designing a large cardboard box for the homeless, what it does mean is that the project would take inspiration from the temporary structures and living conditions that rough sleepers find themselves in, and attempt to mesh these into a transitional building that slowly evolves from an open and flexible street situation into a closed and structured home. Spending time in London, and research similar structures in cities such as New York and Paris, I catalogues a series of temporary homeless structures and situations that I felt broadly represented and defined those who lived within them. I then set about analysing these structures, creating a series of abstract models in order to highly specific traits identified in each one, and then illustrating these traits further with a set of key diagrams and texts which outlined how these traits could be individually used to help create a shelter.

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With these individual qualities explored and catalogued, I began to combine the models and therefore the traits in a series of ‘final’ sketch models, aiming to find a form that would both be able to fulfil the spatial requirements of a homeless shelter, be able to be architecturally and spatially recognisable for those who would live within it, and also be a visual and prolific illustration of the homeless plight, but equally an illustration about the transition from street to home, and the potential within all people.

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>> Above: Cross section through the Blewcoat School and the adjoining structure, showing the workshop/educational rooms and the accommodation spaces <<


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>> Above: Diagrams illustrating â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;suggestedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accommodation spaces and their arrangement and uses. Below: Collage illustrating transitional pockets through the structure <<

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The interior space is dominated by the skeletal lattice of the accommodation and communal areas, which help to loosely define but not enclose or encapsulate living spaces, so that the homeless may find their own space within the structure and create a home they may feel comfortable within, be it very private or very public, be it structured or in a corner of the room. Where the folded wall transitions towards the structured core, the kitchen and bathrooms meet with the accommodation block, and in doing so create the trinity of functions that provide the essential backbone for the shelter, as many rough sleepers explain how important a warm bed, shower and food is in keeping them alive on the streets. The core itself is layered in such a way that those functions that make up the core of the facilities and are themselves more adapted to the residents, are located towards the centre and the accommodation block, whereas the medical clinic is located on the outer edges, so that it has a dialogue with the community it serves. The folded wall rises up from the plaza and envelops the core, illustrating the protective and transitional nature of the building and those who dwell within it.

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The final structure was sited next to an old school, originally built with the intention of educating the poor and homeless of Westminster. My project would utilise this building, not merely as a host, but as an extension, and in doing so rejuvenate the building and return it to its original use as a place of learning for the homeless.


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>> Left: Floor plans through school and adjoining structure. Right: Continuation of concept model photos showing interior structure and spaces <<


>> Above: Long section through building, showing main accommodation and communal areas. Left: Concept model exploring interior structure and accommodation spaces <<


>> Below: Visualisation from corner of Caxton Street and Buckingham Gate showing core structure. Below Right: Photos of project at the end of year exhibition <<

As part of the end of year exhibition, my project was among twenty chosen to be shown at the Aarhus Concert Hall and Town Hall, as part of the build up to our graduation. My poster boards and presentaion context model were shown in the Concert Hall between the 31st of January and the 14th of February. Our graduation took place on the 31st of January 2012, where I received my Master of Arts in Architecture, with a grade of 12/A. I was also awarded the ‘Østbanegard Fonden’ prize with the judges citing the project’s ‘Systematic exploration of these temporary structure’s architectural potential and creating a pernament shelter that creates a relevant and sensitive project that respects the end user’


>> Left: Final exhibition model photos. Below: Visualisation from the plaza side of the building, showing the folded outer shell and protected interior skeletal structure<<


Professional Works >> 01.09.2007 to Present - Henning Larsen Architects, Leth & Gori, PLH Arkitekter. A selection of various professional projects I have been involved with <<


Fremtidens Børnehjem, Kerteminde, DK. Invited Competition Invisioned to be the new standard in children’s homes in Denmark, Kerteminde Kommune launched an invited competitions between six different architectural and landscape teams to submit their proposals for a new take on ‘their home’, and how to break the stereotypes and ignorance surrounding children’s homes, their users and the lives they

lead. Kertemind wished to build a home that broke the constraints of a typical institution, whilst remaining faithful and respectful of the exiting local architecture, with its characteristic terracotta tiles and painted walls. They wished for the children to be proud of their new home, to invite their friends and family home, whilst having enough space for each child to find his or her own little sanctuary, away from the others, to be alone, and to be safe and secure.

Our take on the project centered around the our wish to create an intuitive and multifaceted interior layout, one which could both open up for large congregations, parties and get-togethers; inviting friends and family into the heart of the home, as well as closing right down into small niche areas where the children could stake a claim for their own part of the home, their safe place, where they could go to read, nap, play, or hangout with their closest friend.

The interior is laid out in such a way that each unit of the children’s home lies in its own space, in its own garden, with its own identity, yet easily interconnected with other units and the main communal hall towards the center of the home. The units themselves are a fluctuating and pulsating mix of open and closed spaces, interspersed with bedrooms, kitchens, TV areas and niches for the children to sit in, all with various degrees of openess to the exterior.


This openess to the exterior allows the project to shape the flow and congregation areas, as well as allowing us to intuitively define those areas that need to be more private that others. Large floor to ceiling doors open up to exterior terraces and communal areas, which in turn flow out into lawns, gardens and playgrounds, bringing nature back into the building in return. The communal rooms open up towards the ceiling in double height, emphasising this constant pulsating flow and life through the building through height and space.

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The structure spreads itself across the site, creating distinctly seperate play areas for the different children and teenages who use the home. The building takes inspiration from the classic gable end house, synonymous with Kerteminde and many parts of rural Denmark, yet aims to bring it into the future with a flowing and weaving interspersed window arrangement, that travels across the facades and sweeps up into the roof, creating a seamless transition between.

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Beyond this reimagination of the classic gable building, the small details of the project were equally important, from bedroom windows that could be used to sit in and read, to bike storage and depots t hat were combined with a skateboard ramp to provide the teenages at the home with unique twist to their home that they could rightfully be proud of. This multi function approach spread throughout the home, with windows and door openings being used for a variety of

functions, and bookshelves and room dividers doubling up as sitting and play niches for the younger kids, where they could build dens and hide away from the others. Throughout the project I took a firm lead of the design process having come onboard quite late into the competition, and swung the project back towards a more unified and assertive bid, which retained a playful and open character throughout the architecture and smaller details.

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Maersk Drilling HQ, Copenhagen. 48 hour solicitation proposal. In October, Maersk Drilling approached us with a wish for a new HQ in Copenhagen. The initial brief called for simple volumetric and design study to present to their estates manager for consideration for a wider reaching project. Following this proposal, the estates manager requested PLH to create a expanded proposal within 48

hours for a presentation to the management at Maersk Drilling. Our team worked quickly and efficiently at evolving our initial rough designs into a concrete proposal, where the buoldingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architecture went through a series of quick paced revisions and counter revisions, all in an effort to meet the demands of the client, and their own architectural preferences seen across their office buildings in Denmark and throughout the wider world.

Maersk Drilling wished for a simple and elegant design, which promoted a strong and structures vision of the company, as well as being internally highly efficient in terms of square metres per worker and the flow between various critical functions and meeting spaces. Throughout this project I was mainly tasked with the floor plans and internal layouts, ensuring that the interior was intuitive, well proportioned and worker friendly, with a view to blending the public

and visitor with the traditionally closed off and private office spaces, allowing the workers to have a greater overview of their colleagues, their guests and where meetings were taking place. Equally the layout gave the workers a greater sense of being part of the building. I was equally involved in the overall design processes and discussions, helping beat out the eventual building form, and the smaller details such as the arrangement of the sun shading and entrances.


‘Byporten’ proposal, Lyngby, Denmark. Invited competition. Lyngby kommune launched an invited competition to build a commercial, residential and shopping complex that would act as a gate (Byporten) to the town’s shopping street and centre, when approaching from the motorway between Copenhagen and Helsingør. The council wished that the building provide a striking visual welcome to the town, as well as allowing the shopping street to finish with a pinacle structure, rather than peter out as it does today. The building needed to house a large commercial entity through the majority of the building, yet be flexible enough, both in layout and in its architectural expression, to allow for a sizable amount of apartments overlooking the town, and a shopping area on the ground floor that was to serve the local population, All this whilst being respectful to the existing buildings and green areas.

The project centred around containing the commercial activites within and around a self contained atrium contained in a terraced plinth, that allowed them to control how much interaction they wished with the exterior and surrounding area and provide a generously lit and sized central space for visitors, meetings, activities and exhibitions. This allowed the residential apartments to be ideally placed on the fringes of the building and within a fourteen floor tower, giving views across

the town without the two functions meeting in undesirable ways. The terracing towards the rear of the building allows for sunlight to enter the many functions througout the commercial structure, and allows for a greater connection with the green backyards and parks, and the smaller residential buildings and villas that share the neighbourhood. In this way the building is allowed to provide an imposing front for the town and its shopping, yet is delicate in its surroundings.


De Gamles By day centre, second place in an invited competition During my post graduate internship with Leth & Gori (May-June, 2012), I was involved in an invited competition, in partnership with Erik Møller Architects, to design and produce a bid for a new children’s day centre and kindergarten in the ‘De Gamles By’ complex, in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen. The competition brief stipulated that the centre should

be able to cater for upwards of 150 children and staff, have a logical and intuitive layout that promoted the inquisitive and active nature of its user, providing a comfortable, secure and exciting/explorative environment for the children. The architectural characteristics were also to be innovative and at the same time respectful of the site and the surrounding buildings, noting that the preferred building material would be masonry with a living, green roof.

Our bid took precedence in creating a recognisable addition to the existing city structure, as well as drawing inspiration from the adjacent materials and architectural styles. Throughout the design process we wished to preserve two existing mature trees on the site, and opted to construct the layout around these trees, allowing them to become a gathering and focal point for the centre. The layout was also constructed around the pairing of classrooms and related services

in a type of ‘village’ concept, where each classroom pair acts as a self sustaining module within the building itself. These modules were grouped around the preserved trees in this village arrangement, so that these conceptually individual elements became part of a single community under one roof. This communal concept led the project throughout the following phases, and allowed us to construct an intuitive flow and relationship between the classrooms and facilities.


The design for the consolidation of the individual classroom pairs in a ‘village’ structure, and around the in-situ trees, took inspiration from the various gable roofs found adjacent to the site. The deformed gable roof was chosen so to allow the building to better blend in within the historic quarter, yet by introducing breaks and angles into the exterior structure, and carving away the interior to make room for the trees, we were able to produce a charachterful and dynamic architectural statement, that was still considerate to the overall character of the area. The final design is a carefully balanced structure, that offers a strong and encompassing, perforated masonry facade, that in turn opens up and invites the user into its lighter and open interior courtyard. Internally, the modular layout and open plan corridors and communal spaces create inquisitive and varying spaces for the children to explore. The play areas are connected via the first floor balcony.

Throughout the project, I was involved with all aspects of the sketching, design and completion phases, working closely alongside the partners at Leth & Gori and Erik Møller. The project came a close second in the jury’s final verdict, who commented that the project showed ‘a well integrated solution to the local area, with its particular character and tactility. The facades are well considered and proportioned, and the use of recycled masonry is a falls beautifully in sync with the adjacent

buildings. Despite the buildings many unconventional styles and qualities, the choice of materials and green roof help it blend in with its surroundings and feel at home in ‘de gamles by’. Overall the project delivers a complete, well formulated and proportioned project, that is as functional as it is educational. The organic and comprehensible layout leaves room for many living niches and spaces, and the interior courtyard space is a great quality of the project.’


Nairobi Masterplan, Third place in an International Competition The Nairobi project consisted of a regional masterplan to secure the future predicted population expansion of Nairobi and provide a series of self contained suburbs that were entirely self sufficient in terms of residential, commercial and industrial services, yet were all interconnected with the greater Nairobi area.

Västra Docken Complex, Malmø, Sweden. Commission Proposal In 2007 the office was invited to offer a proposal on a development of the Västra Docken complex in Malmø, Sweden. The proposal centred on a mix of commercial, residential and cultural, as well as a mix of new developments along with re-use of the original dockside warehouses and boardwalks. A series of open plan spaces for use by

I was involved throughout the competition process, working alongside the rest of the team in creating a series of grasshopper algorithms that were used to be able to dynamically adjust and adapt the city density, height and boundaries according to the predicted population, and allowing us to produce several variations of our proposal with very little effort. I was also highly involved in producing the final graphics, diagrams and 3D visualisations.

the residents and the various schools and cultural facilities also had to be worked into the final design, and we worked closely with a third party landscape architecture through the duration of the project. My involvement with the project consisted mostly of working alongside the lead architect in producing a series of 3D visualisations, CAD plans and sections and various graphical additions to the final presentation proposal and booklets.


The Massar Children’s Discovery Centre, Damascus, Syria In 2005, Henning Larsen Architects won an international competition for a cultural and learning centre in the heart of Damascus. Based off the Damascus Rose, the Children’s Discovery Centre is a series of layered ‘petals’, housing a series of free flowing, inter-connected exhibition spaces and administrative functions. When I joined the office in 2007, I joined the Massar team and was quickly put to work alongside another architect working on the outer shells of the building, working with Microstation 3D to create a ‘real time’ model of the shell structure in correlation to the rest of the building, and designing a window and facade layout in response to sunlight and interior spaces as well as an aesthetic and appealing facade that would use a fluctuating surface of different tile sizes, lengths and surface treatments to create a gleaming surface.

In approaching the facade detailing, I set about creating a dynamic and flowing representation of the interior spaces across the shell itself, allowing those viewing the building from outside to appreciate the expression of flow and movement throughout the building, and to accentuate its final form. I created a set of templates, with which I began to map out and place the windows, the various tile lengths and depths and finally the different surface treatments applied to them.

Liaising back and forth with out lighting engineers and our workshop, I had a series of mock-ups created, as well as producing a few of my own, so we could better get and appreciation of how the flow across the shell translated into a physical manifestation. Once we settled on a tile system we were certain fulfilled the criteria we had laid down, the final models and diagrams were presented to the client, and a series of full scale mock-ups were commissioned on site.


Nairobi Masterplan Visualisation <<


Zuidas Development, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Commission From 2007 to 2010, I was involved with a large materplan project located on the outskirts of Amsterdam. The project consisted of a series of self contained areas, each with their own functions, from the purely residential to a university campus. The project was undertaken in a series of phases, back and forth between the office and the

client, and I was involved throughout the various design iterations involved. This involvement included the layout and flow of residential blocks, park spaces and football fields, liaising with sunlight and wind engineers to ensure that the building heights were adapted to allow for the best possible climate within the sites, design proposal for key buildings within the masterplans and a variety of CAD drawings, diagrams and 3D visualisations.

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Ă&#x2DC;restedsskolen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited Competition In 2009 the office was invited to submit a four stage proposal for a new secondary school in the Ă&#x2DC;rested area of Copenhagen. The school was unique in being sited on a narrow strip of land, and therefore would have to span seven floors, and locate any outdoor play areas on the roof of the structure.

I joined the competition team on the fourth stage of the proposal, where we would begin to collate and condense our previous design ideas and layouts and create a final proposal. I was mostly involved with the internal layouts, flow and structures, as well as being tasked with creating and enhancing the majority of our graphics and CAD drawings. As well as these, I was also asked to create the 3D visualisations used for the final proposal.


Sun Louvre Proposal, Teglholmen, Copenhagen Denmark. The practice was requested to come up a series of proposals for a replacement sun louvre system for an office building in the Teglholm area of Copenhagen. The original building had a unique glass panel system in place, which was damaged and eventually destroyed by high winds, falling to the street below and the client was understandably reluctant to use a glass system again. Myself and one of the senior partners were given the project to work on, and after a series of site visits and client meetings, we begun to design a system that would produce a tactile and considered addition/ replacement for the existing building. Whilst the senior partner had many projects to contend with during the course of this proposal, I was mostly given free reign to propose a variety of different systems whilst working alongside our inhouse lighting engineers.

The design proposals revolved around reusing the existing shutter framework that the glass panels used to be housed in, so to reduce time and cost, as well as ensuring that the design was complimentary to the host building, rather than drawing attention away from what was built as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;prestigeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; structure in this newly developed part of Copenhagen. Shown above are a selection of the various design iterations I worked with, each closely detailed and researched with

the lighting engineers to ensure they met the standards set down by the client and the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior climate, as well as introducing a variety of stiles and material/textural choices so that every possibility could be approached. After several consultations and client meetings, we opted for my twisted helix design both in a uniform and staggered arrangement and had a series of test panels produced and installed onto the building which is shown in the photo above.


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4. Ă&#x2DC;restedsskolen Visualisation <<

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