Inspiration

At Troldtekt we continually bring focus to topical trends within the fields of acoustics, indoor climate, architecture and sustainable building.

This page contains an overview of the various themes that we have published. Here, you can learn about e.g. acoustics in restaurants and innovation in architecture through inspiring articles, photos and interviews with architects and leading researchers.

Enjoy!

Office building design

Skype meetings and knowledge sharing via mobile phone. Digital forms of collaboration are placing new demands on the design, acoustics and indoor climate of the physical office. Read an interview with Philip Tidd, an expert in office design at Gensler, a global consulting firm. He emphasises that the office of the future must have several places where employees can concentrate, collaborate and learn.

Healthy schools of the future

Schoolchildren are our future. There is therefore every reason to ensure that they have the best possible facilities in which to develop and learn. However, every day the school bell rings at far too many run-down schools where a poor indoor climate is the norm. Problems with inferior air quality result in increased sickness absence and poor learning curves.

Restaurants

Did you know that noise and music have a bearing on our sense of taste? And that poor acoustics can cost a star in restaurant reviews? You can read more about this in this theme page.

Healing Architecture

Architecture, design & materials can have an impact on the treatment of body and mind. Light, air and acoustics all play a role. Read about healing architecture

Swimming pools and outdoor baths

Swimming and water exercise are popular activities among all ages and at all skill levels – and many old centres are being renovated and new ones built. On this theme page, Troldtekt A/S brings together knowledge, trends and examples that can help guide the design of swimming facilities of the future.

Design and Innovation in Architecture

Innovation must ensure that architecture is constantly evolving – functionally and aesthetically. Most people spend 80-90 per cent of their time indoors, and when function and design complement one another, it can make a big difference to people’s daily lives and well-being.

Building health and indoor climate

On this Troldtekt theme page, experts present their views on material health and indoor climate – and possible solutions to the challenges.

Architecture for sports and movement

Schools designed for movement. Indoor space with parkour and street football. A sports complex where elite sports and rehabilitation are brought together under one roof. Sport and movement can take place in many forms and facilities. Here, it is important that the architecture is designed for physical activity and noise – but still with a sense of aesthetics.

Wood in construction

Wood is a healthy, elegant and flexible natural material that makes a positive contribution to the carbon accounts. More about wood as a building material here!

Build better childcare institutions

The number of children is on the rise in several northern European countries, and thus also the need for new childcare institutions. It is important to take the children’s perspective in the design of the new institutions, and for the architecture to support the development of mind and body. On this theme page, Troldtekt A/S focuses on how to build better childcare institutions. 

Architecture in the big cities

This Troldtekt theme page takes you on a virtual trip to look at architecture in Copenhagen, and in Denmark’s second-largest city Aarhus. Enjoy the tour!

Dark ceilings

Black is the new black. On this Troldtekt theme page, you can read how black ceilings and solid materials are becoming increasingly popular in interior design.

Multi purpose cultural centres

Many new multi-purpose cultural centres have seen the light of day in recent years. In large towns and villages, the buildings serve as informal meeting places, bringing together local communities for activities ranging from sport and meals to salsa and yoga. This theme page gives you an insight into what the experts think about the new multi-purpose cultural centres.

Transformation

Around 40% of Europe’s material and energy consumption goes to construction. Using healthy, lasting materials and converting buildings for new purposes offers the potential for better resource utilisation. On this theme page you can read about the reuse of materials at the highest possible value level, learn about two key concepts in sustainable building: life cycle costs and life cycle assessment and find inspiration in examples of successful transformation projects.