Ark Journal is a semester of architecture and design based in Copenhagen that explores spaces and objects together with the people who created them. The interesting aspect of the magazine founded by Mette Barfod is that it does not treat art, architecture and design as if they were watertight compartments, but investigates their interactions by seeking the sense of Scandinavian aesthetics.
Encouraging critical debate, each issue illustrates extraordinary houses seen not as the sum of many small parts, but as a single narrative interwoven with the life stories, philosophy and influence of those who inhabit them.
Starting from architecture, Ark Journal broadens its gaze to a wider context, reflecting its more humanistic side and celebrating its individual dimension.
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Ark Journal Volume VII explores the interplay between architecture, design and art over time and looks to history as a constant source of inspiration to create new ideas.
We present detailed architectural examinations from some of the greatest masters, including Frank O. Gehry's first building and a modest house by Marcel Breuer which is not just a home but, for more recent owners, also a long-standing lesson on how to live well. Belgian architect Glenn Sestig discreetly transforms a radical concrete masterpiece by Ivan Van Mossevelde, while collector and designer Frederick Hooft simply leaves a 1960s avant-garde mansion largely as he found it. We visit a minimalist Scandinavian house in a wild coastal landscape and a lonely Nordic villa surrounded by nature.
In Volume VII we draw attention to the heritage of crafts, especially Latin American practitioners who use materials from the past, and visit Mexico City-based Esrawe Studio and the online platform Unno Gallery.
A special insert is dedicated to the designer and artist Marcin Rusak and his reworking of history, nature and craftsmanship.
In our popular Case Studies, we range from the archaic to the avant-garde in a sculptor's extraordinary historic home, and an Arne Jacobsen pavilion by the sea is the setting for design pieces with simple lines and organic shapes.