RTE 1,700 people turned up at a conference in Copenhagen to hear the voice of an architect as they discussed the changing face of architecture.
In this week’s episode, we hear from some of the key figures in the art and design world as they discuss what it means to be a architect.
The event was organised by The Art Gallery of Denmark and the Architects’ Federation of Denmark.RTE Architects and Design Editor Jonathan Kvist, who was at the event, is joined by some of Denmark’s leading architects, including the architects of the Royal Institute of British Architects, The Architects of Denmark, and Kviste Architects.RTO Architecture’s Director of Research, Anna-Greta Fritsch, spoke about the importance of designing for the future, including how we need to think about design for the social and environmental impact of our cities and towns.
Sylvain Joux, a partner at Kvite Architects, was also at the conference, and gave an overview of the current state of the Danish architectural scene.
He said it was very exciting to be able to have this kind of conversation.
I have to say that it’s not a very big conference, but there are a lot of interesting talks, and there’s a lot going on.
In this context, I’m really proud to be part of it, because I’ve seen a lot and been a bit shocked by some things that are happening in Denmark.
We don’t think about building for the next 20 or 30 years, but the question that comes to mind is how can we get there in this time?
He said that the answer lies in designing for a future that is much more inclusive, where the design profession will have the opportunity to reflect on its past and to reflect upon the future.
Joux said that it was important to look at our current landscape, which is one where we have lots of new construction happening.
He added that he would love to see Danish architecture change from being built for a few years, to one that is sustainable and functional in the long run.
In his presentation, Joux also spoke about his experience working in Denmark with a firm, the Miele Group, which specialises in commercial buildings.
He described the work as a very long process, as the client had to work closely with architects to get a project completed.
The firm was also tasked with designing the new building at the Miessek Centre for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, where Joux is also the managing director.
Joux said the Miel building is not just about the art in it, but it is also about the architecture in it.
The building is a kind of space, a sort of a space for us to talk about the relationship between the work and the art.
It is a very beautiful building, but in its own way it is very important.
We have to think differently and ask different questions.
We have to take this into account in our thinking and our decisions.
I think it’s important to think in terms of the medium, and not in terms just about what we are creating.
We need to rethink the way we build.
We need to change the way that we think about what is beautiful and what is not.