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Architecture in harmony with nature
architectum – the international magazine for brick architecture – opens up a world full of inspiration and innovative design, with the aim of combining sustainability with individuality and aesthetics and improving people’s quality of life via ecological and circular solutions.
In this issue of architectum, we put a spotlight on private and public projects that show in an exemplary manner how clay, a natural building material, goes hand in hand with social and ecological aspects.
Among many inspiring projects in this issue, you will read about a modern housing estate in a historic neighborhood in Denmark, a new multifunctional community centre in Austria, or a prize-winning project building a bridge between the city’s past and future by choosing the right construction materials.
Learning from history
The architectural studio CEBRA planned a modern housing estate in a historic neighborhood in Aarhus, Denmark. A conversation with architect Mikkel Frost about architectural contexts and how to deal with what has grown.
All under one roof
Including a clubhouse, medical centre, municipal administration, and freely usable space for residents: the new community centre in Austria combines all under one roof by using authentical and natural materials throughout the building.
Striking roof profile
Just a few years ago this prize-winning, leafy green square was still a four-lane street. The new Oluf Bagers Plads represents a bridge between the city’s past and future, showing at the same time the type of development that cities of the future must offer: less traffic, more green areas.