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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The fourth volume of Ark Journal is told by its authors as follows: "In this issue we recognize the changing changes in the world and take the opportunity to introspectively look at the house as a living reflection of our passions. home: as a sanctuary, a safe place, a place to share intimate moments with family and friends. For Nordic modern furniture dealer and designer Rune Bruun Johansen, his Copenhagen apartment is an ascetic space, where he created a backdrop perfect for his design pieces. In London, Michael Anastassiades lives while he works, in a deeply reconsidered and thoughtful way; the designer shares his international perspective on Danish design. The Nordic residences we visit in this issue each reflect the building's values himself and a desire to be close to nature.We take an intimate journey through the family home of the founded ri by Magniberg Bengt Thornefors and Nina Norgren in an exclusive photographic essay by Mikael Olsson. We visit a perfect little house on the north coast of Copenhagen designed and built by Halldor Gunnløgsson in the late 1950s. Combining influences from American modernists and Japanese aesthetics with Danish building traditions, the house is now considered an iconic work of the 20th century. The only museum building outside of Finland designed by Alvar Aalto, the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg is a work of art full of light. Designed with his wife Elissa Aalto and Jean-Jacques Baruël, Kunsten houses furniture and accessories specially produced for the spaces. A restaurant conceived by artist Olafur Eliasson is a living experiential work of art, architecture and gastronomy. We talk to Michael Maharam about how he chose to furnish his John Pawson-designed home in South Tyrol and his love for Danish design throughout. Originality, craftsmanship and democracy are fundamental elements of Danish design, today as in the past. As a Copenhagen-based magazine, it was natural to highlight these principles in this issue. In two case studies we explore new talent on the local design scene. Volume IV contains two special inserts: a collection of radical and rare Danish chairs from the archives and a poetic film noir, evocation of fashion and retro metallic accessories. "