Scan Magazine, Issue 136, November 2021

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ec Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Nordic Architecture and Design – Sweden

How can we live better in the future? Can a family of four live on 37 square metres? Can we live more sustainably without compromising our quality of life? And can architecture help us to live better? If you are visiting Copenhagen soon, make sure to visit the Living Better Lives exhibition and be inspired to think about architecture in a new way. By Danish Architecture Center (DAC)  |  Photos: Tunet Trekroner, by Melissa Ørnstrup, 2019

This autumn, Danish Architecture Center (DAC) invites you to experience the exhibition Living Better Lives, which zooms in on how we will – or might – live in the future. With sustainability and climate awareness topping every agenda, is it time to re-examine housing? After all, who says an abundance of square metres

and a brand-new ‘conversation kitchen’ bring happiness? Since the 1970s, the Danish architecture firm Vandkunsten has been demonstrating how living on fewer square metres can allow us to rediscover closeness, togetherness and security when it’s most About Danish Architecture Center (DAC) DAC is an international cultural attraction for anyone who wants to experience and understand how architecture and design create the framework for our lives. DAC is based in the heart of Copenhagen, by the inner harbour in the spectacular building BLOX. Facts:

Living Better Lives: 20 November to 18 April 2022. Danish Architecture Center (DAC) Bryghuspladsen 10

needed. Those values are more topical than ever.

Living Better Lives is structured like a small town with housing, a greenhouse, a communal meeting house and a playground. It’s a small community and a living town. The exhibition is based on a manifesto, formulated by the architects, in which they present five principles for the home of the future. The exhibition looks inward into the most private spheres – and the home is the perfect place to start if the aim is to make a difference for yourself, your family and the climate. Copenhagen is an architecture destination like no other, and DAC is your perfect go-to guide: from our home, BLOX, by the harbour in the city, and onward through guided tours. See you in Copenhagen, and at dac.dk! Vandkunsten’s manifesto for the home of the future: Let’s live smaller and better! Let’s share more! Let nature move in! Let’s DIY, together! Let it be and enjoy its beauty!

1473 Copenhagen Opening hours: 10am to 6pm daily; Thursdays until 9pm

Web: www.dac.dk

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