Strandberg Publishing presents COBE's transformation of The Silo in Nordhavn, Copenhagen. The book contains an interview with Founder of COBE Dan Stubbergaard, an essay by Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss about the project and COBE’s work in general, images by COAST Studio and graphics by Studio Atlant. 

 

The 96 pages book is part of a book series of 10 volumes each showcasing and illustrating one building and through this portraying the architecture firm behind it.

 

Buy the book through the online bookshop of Strandberg Publishing here

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Copenhagen's new meeting place, Tingbjerg Library and Culture House, is finally ready to open to the public. Put an X in your calendar on 1 October 2018, as the new library and culture house invites to the official opening event.

 

The day will be filled with music, workshops and lectures. The final programme of the day will be announced on the library's Facebook page and website.

 

When:

1 October 2018, 3:00-9:00 pm 

 

Where:

Skolesiden 4

2700 Brønshøj 

Denmark

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The Silo wins RENOVER Prisen 2018, acknowledged as Denmark's best renovation project the past year. Out of 182 entries, the prize was granted last night to the team behind the renovation of the former grain silo in Copenhagen's Nordhavn; COBE, Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark. The Silo was awarded with the following words:

 

"The Silo is a billiant example of an ambitious transformation of a post-industrial harbour area into attractive, exclusive residences. This is of great value as there are multiple abandoned silos located around Denmark's harbour areas, awaiting the decision to be reused or demolished. The recklessness of The Silo's material roughness, the interior design and the groundbreaking architectural facade expression are all so promising and innovative that there is absolutely no doubt about the renovation's calibre."

 

RENOVER Prisen is an annual award celebrating Denmark's best renovation - funded by Reldania and Grundejernes Investeringsfond. The ambition is to provide the visibility and recognition that the architectural discipline deserves by emphasizing outstanding renovation projects that exist throughout the country. Read more here.

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COBE is participating in the annual Finnish Housing Fair, taking place in Helsinki this year, organised in cooperation with the City of Helsinki and the City Living in Jätkäsaari.

 

Project Manager Alexander Ejsing will deliver a lecture based on COBE's work in Copenhagen, grounded in social liveability and urban democracy, followed by the opening seminar for the architecture and innovation competition Housing Reform Helsinki – Housing 2020. 

 

When:

7 september 2018, 12:00-4:00 pm

 

Where:

Clarion Hotellissa, Sitra Auditorio

Ruoholahti

Itämeternkatu 11-13

Helsinki

Finland

 

Sign up for the lecture here.

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COBE has been shortlisted as finalist in the Architect of the Year category for Dezeen Awards 2018. The studio category celebrates all-round design excellence over a body of work by an architect or architecture practice that has been in business for more than ten years. 

 

Dezeen Awards is a new annual prize-giving organized by Dezeen magazine. It will identify the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.

 

The winner will be announced November 27 2018.

 

See more info here.

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Last Thursday, COBE, Laituri and Arvinius+Orfeus Publishing celebrated the exhibition opening and book launch of 'Our Urban Living Room' during Nights of the Arts in Helsinki. 

 

The exhibition and book is based on COBE's last 10 years of practice, grounded in social livability and urban democracy with the aim to create buildings and spaces that invite Copenhageners to use and define them; as an extended living room, where the boundaries between private and public space become fluid.

 

Our Urban Living Room runs from 23 August until 30 November 2018.

 

See more images of the exhibition on our Facebook page here and buy a copy of the book through the online shop of Arvinius+Orfeus Publishing here.

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The Silo is honored as Project of the Year for Architizer's A+Awards 2018. 

 

The Architizer A+Awards is the world's largest awards program celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world. As a Special Honoree Award Winner The Silo is chosen for its extraordinary contribution to the field of architecture, championing architecture’s potential to positively impact everyday life.

 

See more info here.

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On Thursday 23 August, COBE, Laituri and Arvinius+Orfeus Publishing open the doors to the exhibition and book launch of ‘Our Urban Living Room’ during Night of the Arts in Helsinki. ‘Our Urban Living Room’ invites visitors and readers to experience the city from a new perspective – as an extended living room - in which the boundaries between the private and public space are erased. At Laituri you can experience a comparison between ‘Our Urban Living Room’ with projects by COBE in Copenhagen and architectural and urban planning projects in Helsinki. 


The exhibition is developed by COBE in collaboration with Laituri and generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Knud Højgaards Fond, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ministry of Culture and the Culture Fund for Denmark and Finland. In connection with the exhibition opening, COBE is launching the 2nd edition of the ‘Our Urban Living Room' book, published by Arvinius+Orfeus. This is COBE's second ‘Our Urban Living Room’ exhibition, following its first at the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen in 2016. 

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Azure Magazine has awarded The Silo Best Residential Architecture in the AZ Awards 2018, along being the People’s Choice winner. The Silo is acnowledged as a project that embodies the transformative impact of design, selected among 997 entries from 46 countries – the greatest amount of submissions in AZ Awards history.

 

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An updated and extended version of Our Urban Living Room will be released in late August 2018 by Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing. The book is about COBE's projects in Copenhagen - but also about what Copenhagen has taught us as architects and as human beings. It is a book celebrating a new kind of city, where public and private spaces are intertwined in exciting new ways. Our metaphor for this invigorating city is "our urban living room". 

 

Our Urban Living Room will be available at major bookstores worldwide as well as the online bookshop of Arvinius + Orfeus where you can pre-order the book from today.

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