All new design projects must include elements of innovation, but always based on respect for the existing solutions, the character of the building and the client’s ambitions. The words are those of Lone Wiggers, partner with C.F. Møller.
“Our philosophy is that all new designs must involve an element of innovation. However, this does not mean changing everything because then we will end up with buildings filled with uncertainties and untested solutions. Our approach depends very much on the client’s ambitions with regard to breaking new ground and setting future standards,” she says and points out that innovation often occurs when several disciplines interface.
“Generally speaking, suppliers are very good at listening to the architects’ wishes and suggesting improvements because they know the components and the properties and potential of the materials,” she continues.
The interview with Lone Wiggers is part of a new theme on innovation at troldtekt.dk.
The online theme also includes the winning project in Troldtekt Award, Troldtekt’s own competition, which has attracted innovative entries from architecture and design students worldwide. Lone Wiggers was on the jury panel.
German Design Council: Wood is trendy
One of the other theme articles includes an interview with Andrej Kupetz, CEO of the German Design Council. The German Design Council held its German Design Award event in February 2017, and the Troldtekt rhomb design solution won one of the prestigious awards.
“Designers are currently making extensive use of wood, which offers a fascinating effect as a natural material and as a design component,” says Andrej Kupetz in the interview about current design trends.
And Danish trend expert Mads Arlien-Søborg is sharing his enthusiasm in a video during his visit to an apartment in Copenhagen, where the acoustics are now adjusted with unconventional and innovative acoustic solutions.
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