Ark Journal Vol. IX
Ark Journal Vol. IX
In Volume IX of the Arche-Journal the question "What is already there?" set to examine the creativity and hard work behind new projects and those of renovation, restoration and expansion.
We delve into Copenhagen's rich architectural heritage and visit the listed and renovated Copenhagen apartment of an artist couple who were careful to preserve the soul of the house while making it a family home. A photo essay by architect Mathias Mentze captures the rich colours, mosaic floors and frescoes of Copenhagen's oldest museum, the Thorvaldsen Museum, and a special supplement features the work of Copenhagen-based artist Albert Grøndahl, a photographer who explores the intersection of personal narratives with cultural and historical references explored.
A Mexican gallery owner couple have transformed a series of ruins into an art-filled home that blends indoor and outdoor spaces while preserving the existing structures and integrating them into a harmonious blend of old and new.
The architecture and design practice of Fanny Bauer Grung and David Lopez Quincoces believes in the idea that old and new can not only coexist but also shed light on the past and the present, and we see that philosophy in their home and new studio in Milan in action.
About Ark Journal
In Ark Journal we explore the spaces around us, the objects we place in them and the people who create them. We combine architecture, design and art and show them in concert rather than as silos, and with a sense of enduring Scandinavian values and aesthetics. We celebrate good ideas, honest and inventive design and materials, and encourage critical discussion. In each issue we visit extraordinary homes around the world that are more than the sum of their parts and that express the personal stories of the people who live in them, their philosophies and influences. By placing architecture at the heart of Ark Journal, we aim to view it in the broader context of our lives, reflecting its more humanistic side and celebrating tactility and individual dimensions.
Based in Copenhagen, Ark Journal is a semi-annual magazine founded by Editor-in-Chief Mette Barfod and created by an experienced team of designers, stylists, photographers and editors. The 240-page magazine is sold in 25 countries around the world.
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