Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Apple Picking!

Best thing to do in the fall! Awesome New England, and just 20 minutes outside of Boston. What else 
would I want from the weekend?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blue Lagoon - Iceland

Blue Lagoon a gorgeous thermal lake in the middle of Iceland. Swimming in the waters is relaxing and the body just flows in it. I decided to use the scrub and the mask, my skin felt fantastic after that, so if you are ever there try it! Oh and fun fact the particles under the water are black not white!!

Modern Copenhagen

Kastrup Bath

Bella Center

The mountain
The other side of the mountain

Crazy Balconies by BIG

EAT Copenhagen

Best part ... food! Well as much as we could enjoy it with our small budgets.

Pastries and Coffee:
Sankt Peders Bageri (yummi and affordable)
Sankt Peders Stræde 29
1453 København K

Thomas Sandwiches 

Kompagnistræde 17, kld.
1208 København K

the Oven Roasted Salmon was delicious!

Cafe G
The Tapas plate and Melon Salad is definitely worth the visit.

For quick lunch Secret Kitchen is the place. With homemade food and smoothies!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Task

Just decided to write what am I actually doing in Copenhagen for 7 weeks. I am participating in a summer design program with Danish Institute for Study Abroad. The program evolves around lectures, studios, and travel study tours, with minimum free time, lots of work, but fantastic experiences. As of right now we are in our final week of studio work, and our presentations start next Monday. 
Short syllabus summary

I am working on an adaptation of a beer packing and later straw storing building that belongs to Carlsberg brewery. My individual program consists of creating a farmers market and community gardens with some designated room for a restaurant and community cooking room. The idea is to create a space for people rather than machines and to bring out the contrast between industry and nature. So wait a week for a summary about my project.

Carlsberg brewery building

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hedmark Museet - Norway

Hedmark Museum is a place to experience local architecture. With its collection of different buildings it shows a progresion of our thinking. The main part of the museum incorporates modern elements, providing a great contrast in materials, but also structural thinking. The ruins of the cathedral are covered by new glass structure, that represents the monumentality the cathedral once had. 

Ruins of the Cathedral
Ruins of the Cathedral

Glass Cathedral

Friday, July 22, 2011

Norway Opera House

Norway Opera House designed by Snohetta it is probably the greatest building of Oslo, as if depicts everything Norway is about. Follow the pictures of the walk on, in and out of the Opera House.


Museum of Contemporary Art - Oslo

Art - always inspiring so here are some selected photos from the museum.

assume vivid astro focus VIII: «Crushed Cigarette Packs, Ceiling Cocktail, Garden X», 2004–2009
The picture does not change - or does it?

assume vivid astro focus VIII: «Crushed Cigarette Packs, Ceiling Cocktail, Garden X», 2004–2009, installation
Louise Bourgeois: «CELL VIII», 1998. Metal, tapestry, fabric, marble and steel. 274,3 x 335,2 x 254 cm. Photo: Peter Bellamy, courtesy Cheim & Read, New York
Else Marie Hagen: «Cover», 2010, installation
William Kentridge: «History of the Main Complaint», 1996, video projection, 5:38 min
Per Maning: «To Oscar», 1996, video projection, loop
Maria Serebriakova: «Untitled»
Christian Boltanski: «Shadow Theatre», 1984, installation
Ilya Kabakov: «The Garbage Man (The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away)», 1988–1995
Bjarne Melgaard: «New love, old paint … (Dedicated to Margaux Hemingway) Make me clean again: Some pain poems, the universe according to Paul Gaugin, sex in the artworld and one week of complete misery…», 1996–1997, installation
Per Barclay: «Untitled», 1993, installation
Anish Kapoor: «When I am Pregnant», 1992–1998, sculpture
Jon Gundersen: «Vann på vei mot havet», 2007, installation
Water ...

Maria Serebriakova: «Untitled»
What is supporting what? 

A lamp in a metal room ... now imagine the temperature in there.