What will the architecture of the future look like?

By Asta Melchior Jelsing
September 21, 2023

Less new construction and more renovations. Out with the spectacular, in with the pragmatic. The construction industry will encompass a broader range, and the role of architects will evolve. These are some of the predictions you get when you ask the newly graduated architects Kasper, Rikke and Alexandra. Meet them in the videos below.

Once a year, The Royal Danish Academy hosts an exhibition featuring the final projects of newly graduated architects. Based on three projects from the summer 2023 exhibition, we asked the recent graduates one main question: According to you, what is the future of architecture?

“We are facing an overwhelming climate crisis, which will be the overarching theme in our construction”

Kasper Hübertz Larsen

Transformation of Tårnby Torv

“I had a friend who said that he thought it was the most boring project he had ever seen at The Royal Danish Academy. I took that as a pretty big compliment. That’s exactly what it’s about. It’s about taking on the project and the building that no one else wants. There’s value in taking every building equally seriously. I think it’s in this serious approach that these buildings become good,” says Kasper.

Read more about Kasper and Marie’s final project.

“In the future, we will see architecture that can accommodate a wider range of needs, and probably take a bit of a back seat”

Rikke Skriver Høholt Jensen

Hjørring Technical School – Transformation with Accessibility as a goal and catalyst

“The interior of the house is designed as universal design, and I’ve added an elevator. The wall-mounted support rail is one of many smaller installations that can both conceal technical installations and serve as a supportive element throughout the house. The color scheme also has to do with universal design. You mark very clearly which room you are entering. That way, you can orient yourself in the house. Right now, everything is white and gray, and it’s incredibly hard to orient oneself,” says Rikke.

Read more about Rikke’s final project.

“I believe that in the future, we will have to get used to living in much smaller square footage and sharing more”

Alexandra Vamberg Belli

New Public Housing, Røde Sols Plads, Christiania

“I moved into a researcher’s residence in Mælkebøtten in Christiania for two weeks because I wanted to hear what the Christianites actually think about the idea of affordable housing. One thing I noticed was how much privacy is allowed in public spaces. That’s why I designed the walkways so that homes can expand into them. You can also enclose it and withdraw if you need some privacy,” says Alexandra.

Read more about Alexandra’s final project.

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