Join the Danish Architecture Center as we chat with some of the world’s leading architects, designers, planners, and engineers about their work and ideas. Let’s Talk Architecture introduces you to the creative and innovative minds behind the future of our buildings and cities. Generous funding is provided by Realdania and the Danish Industry Foundation which also support BLOX Talks, DAC’s evening lecture series with the speakers featured here. Learn more at dac.dk/en/podcast
Catalyzing urban life through retail planning: Peter Bur Andersen, BRIQ Group
Can urban life be planned and programmed, or will it pop up by itself? At BRIQ, a Copenhagen-based design agency, they use careful retail planning to help foster better communities and bring life to public spaces. In this episode of Let’s Talk Architecture Peter Bur Andersen, BRIQ’s creative director, takes us on a tour of two projects in Copenhagen, and explains how their place-specific approach supports the place-identity of an area through strategic planning. Hosted by Michael Booth.
Keeping the growing city at eye level: Anne Mette Boye, city architect of Aarhus
Aarhus, the second city of Denmark, is growing. Developing new areas rapidly, opening the harbor front, investing in infrastructure projects and cultural sites, the city is booming. The stakes are high for the new city architect, Anne Mette Boye, who took over the baton in 2021. Tune in to this episode of Let’s Talk Architecture, where she explains her vision of Aarhus as a mosaic of distinct urban neighborhoods with strong connections to the rural landscape. Hosted by Michael Booth.
City design shapes what we eat: Helle Søholt & Jeff Risom, Gehl Architects
Does the surrounding architecture make your food choices for you? In a way, if you ask CEO and founding partner at Gehl Architects, Helle Søholt and CIO Jeff Risom. Their team map ‘foodscapes’ that reveal what food choices surrounds us, and how that can be improved. Design for healthy choices is about exposing people to healthy food, but also considering how eating is a part of social interactions, and that is influenced by the urban design. Michael Booth is host.
Danish architecture between tradition and modernism: Kent Martinussen, Danish Architecture Center
The Arne Jacobsen Radisson SAS Royal Hotel was shockingly new for the Copenhageners when it was finished in 1960. It kickstarted a discussion about whether Danish architecture should express local building traditions or move to a more international and modernistic style. Tune in to this podcast and learn more about the tensions that lie in bricks and steel, and how this discussion continues to influence the Danish architecture. Featuring architect and CEO of the Danish Architecture Center in more than 20 years, Kent Martinussen and host Michael Booth.
Kids' City Copenhagen: Camilla van Deurs, Copenhagen city architect
Copenhagen was broke. In the 1990’s families moved out of the city when they got the chance. This is not the case today, as the city has managed to flip the demographic by creating bigger and better apartments, improving public transport, and prioritizing urban spaces – suitable even for children. Tune in to this podcast, where we explore how Copenhagen grew to be a more livable city by making the city child friendly. Featuring Copenhagen city architect, Camilla Van Deurs, and host Michael Booth.
Architecture cannot speak for itself: Josefine Lykke Jensen, JAJA Architects
Architecture can sweep us away, but communicating architecture is a different story. And a problem if you ask Josefine Lykke Jensen, architect, and CEO at JAJA Architects. She is engaged with how architects can use strategic communication to make people understand the role of architecture better – and make better architecture. Tune into this podcast, where Josefine Lykke Jensen talks about communication as a crucial tool – especially in the building industry's shift to more sustainable modes. Hosted by Michael Booth.