jutland jaunts

15Feb09

last weekend, the architecture + design program went on a study tour to western denmark – including the cities of arhus, aalborg, and kolding.  they all reside on the jutland peninsula, which forms the mainland of denmark and ‘juts’ like a finger into the north/baltic seas:

where does water end and sky start

before embarking on the ferry from zealand (island that copenhagen is on) >>> jutland. where does water end and sky start??

new church in jyllinge

jyllinge hellig kors kirke (new church in jyllinge) by KHR Architects. made from all fiberline compsite material...+ fresh snow!

arhus town hall, by arne jacobsen + erik moller.  the exterior seemed to be less than magnificent, but the instant we walked in, the use of light was so perfect

arhus town hall, by arne jacobsen + erik moller. the exterior seemed to be less than magnificent, but the instant we walked in, the use of light and attention to detail (all the way down to the light fixtures + ashtrays, like typical jacobsen) was...perfect

ARoS art museum in arhus by schmidt, hammer, and lassen.  can you say ...guggenheim

ARoS art museum in arhus by schmidt, hammer, and lassen. can you say ...guggenheim

'the horse sacrifice', piece exhibited at ARoS. aka a horse killed + chopped up into chunks + crammed into a gajillion preservation jars. = art? (really?)

interior of nordhyllands kunstmuseum in aalborg, the only alvar aalto work in denmark (my favorite sitting + sketching spot on this whole trip)

yes we got to see some alvar aalto! interior of nordhyllands kunstmuseum in aalborg, the only aalto in denmark (my favorite sitting + sketching spot on this whole trip) -- look at the way he bends + reflects light to make this museum one of the brightest indoor spaces...anywhere

awe-inspiring castle restoration work by inger + johannes exner.  (interlock your fingers together with both hands and that is how the interweaving of old+new here is described by the danes)

koldinghus: awe-inspiring castle restoration work by inger + johannes exner. (interlock your fingers together with both hands and that is how the interweaving of old+new here is described by the danes)

playing along the wall leading to the entrance of the trapholt museum of art in kolding (that's me peeking out on the right)

playing along the wall leading to the entrance of the trapholt museum of art in kolding (that's me peeking out on the right)

a weekend of sketching

at the end of a weekend of sketching

the cities in western denmark are just like smaller, quieter, quainter copenhagens — although perhaps not necessarily as cosmopolitan, there is a distinct cozier feel.  perhaps it is the exclusively danish chocolate flakes (‘pålægschokolade’) that were served to us for breakfast at the hostels =)

chocolate-flake



6 Responses to “jutland jaunts”

  1. 1 CHUY!

    Those koldingus columns are amazing. Were those pots part of the original building? If so, drool.

  2. Wow, sounds like you’re having an great time. Makes me want to escape to a far off land

    That the sea/sky blending in the first picture is awesome!

  3. Gugg rip-off is right! But not nearly as cool as when I was with you.

    Did you wind up getting the perfect sketch-book for this European gallivant?

    Hope you’re feeling inspired! I would like your mailing address when possible. Thanks =)

  4. 4 jean

    whoooa. how do those columns at koldinghus work structurally? craaazy.

  5. I hope that your program will at some point take you to Ribe. It’s a small town, but enough of the architecture of the town center remains to give you a true sense of what Denmark looked like 300 years ago.

    At one point as you approach the town, there is a view from a distance that has always struck me as being almost identical to what a traveller would have seen in 1600.

  6. 6 Siim

    Can you tell me that chocolate name? siim_bokka@hotmail.com


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