How can new builds be designed with knowledge from existing 200 year old long-lasting buildings in order to reduce their embodied energy and resource consumption from use stage refurbishments, replacements, and adaptive reuses over a 200 year time horizon? This research question is explored through a new industrial ph.d. project: Long-Lasting Architecture: Towards a sustainable building practice. The project is carried out by the industrial ph.d. fellow, architect MAA Tobias Hentzer Dausgaard, in a collaboration between LETH & GORI, Rønnow  and Aarhus School of Architecture, as well as third parties Eduard Troelsgård Rådgivende Ingeniører (civil engineers)and Byggeri København (Municipality of…


NEW Scout Cabins
  LETH & GORI  have won Den A.P. Møllerske Støttefonds architecture competition to design new scout cabins for the danish scout organisations. Our proposal for a new type of scout cabin re-thinks the classic cabins in both form and function. The cabin opens up ti the surroundings drawing nature in and inviting the users outside. The cabin which is primarely built in wood is compact and contains the nessesary basic functions for the scout troop. The initial plan is to build 25 cabins around Denmark. The project is a collaboration with Rønnow Arkitekter, VEGA Landskab and ABC Rådgivende Ingeniører.  …


Jävla kritiker – exhibition and talk
The exhibition JÄVLA KRITIKER (DAMN CRITICS!) is now open in Copenhagen at til:værks, Willemoesgade 65. Monday the 3rd of July at 18.00 Uffe Leth and Karsten will participate in a talk about LETH & GORI’s contribution to the exhibition titled Dubbelgymnasiet. The talk also includes the Swedish architecture theorist Rasmus Wærn who is the author of the written tekst that LETH & GORI’s project is based upon.  The talk takes place in the exhibition space til:værks. See more about JÄVLA KRITIKER here>


Thatched Brick Pavilion is Open
Our Thatched Brick Pavilion is now open to the public on Søren Kirkegaards Plads in Copenhagen. The pavilion is part of VILLUM FONDEN and Realdania’s initiative 4 to 1 Planet which focuses on creating buildings with a low carbon footprint. The Thatched Brick Pavilion is a collaboration with our colleagues from Rønnow Arkitekter and CINARK.


LETH & GORI wins competition for Varde Theatre and Music House
LETH & GORI have won the competition for the new Varde Theatre and Music House in a strong collaboration with OJ Rådgivende Ingeniører, VEGA Landskab, ForTheLoveOfLight, Gade & Mortensen Akustik, Stouenborg og Scenerum/Filippa Berglund. The project joins three existing local culture associations: the theatre association 7-kanten, the music venue Smedeværkstedet and the Musical Talent School in one united building with theatre hall, music hall and a series of spaces and facilities for the audience and the users. The new Theatre and Music House will be a part of  KulturSpinderiet, a former steal factory area which today houses a diverse range…


Opening of Værksted for Arkitektur
Come and join us on Friday the 9th of September @15:00 for the opening of RØNNOW LETH & GORI’s new common workshop and exhibition space ’Værksted for Arkitektur’ (Workshop for Architecture) in Absalonsgade 21B, Vesterbro. Photo by Bruce Damonte from Flores & Prats exhibition ‘Ingredients and Cakes’


Supportive housing Stubberupgaard
In close collaboration with the municipality of Copenhagen, ByK (Byggeri København), The Social Services Administration, staff, residents and next of kin and family members, we are happy to be part of the project Stubberupgaard that involves the transformation, renovation work and new construction of a total of 44 supportive housing apartments for citizens with mental disabilities. The main architectural idea is to recreate the contextual links and spacial qualities within the historic farmhouse complex that has been eroded as a result of numerous demolitions. The project reinterprets the historical tight grouping of stables, cowsheds, coach and guest houses into a…


Karsten Gori appointed as a member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Architecture Committee
Culture Minister Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen has appointed Karsten Gori as a member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Architecture Committee 2022-2025 . Besides Karaten the committee consists of the following members Trine Berthold, architect MAA (Committee leader), Anna Mette Exner, architect MAA and owner of Anna Mette Exner Arkitektur, Marianne Levinsen, architect MAA and owner of Marianne Levinsen Landskab and Søren Nielsen, architect MAA and partner in Vandkunsten. >Statens Kunstfond


Join us for the opening of Polychromic Space by architects Eva Storgaard og Marjan Michels on the 19th of November @16:00 – 20:00. The exhibition project is a reflection on polychromy in space. Starting from the ideas and multi-color experiments of artists and architects of the 1920-1930s such as Carl Petersen, Le Corbusier, Alberto Sartoris, Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg and Jozef Peeters, the exhibition space in Absalonsgade 21B becomes a laboratory of polychromatic expression. Stating that space can be shaped through the use of color, this project illustrates how spatial dimensions can be visually modified and orchestrated, – how…


Rønnow Arkitekter and LETH & GORI founds new collaborative office under the name RØNNOW LETH & GORI. Besides a new shared office space RØNNOW LETH & GORI will establish a workshop and exhibition space for long lasting architecture. The new workshop is based upon the shared interest and knowledge in historic architecture and cultural heritage. The goal is to transform this knowledge through projects and experiments where we explore our building heritage and formulate a new sustainable building culture across time and history. The three partners in Rønnow Arkitekter, Camilla Løntoft Nybye, Mette Prip Bonné and Inge-Lise Kragh, the two…


We are seeking an experienced architect
LETH & GORI are seeking an experienced architect to join our small team in Copenhagen. >See the job description here (danish)


Since 1903 the City of Copenhagen has awarded beautiful buildings, urban planning and landscape architecture. This year the Museum of Copenhagen wins City of Copenhagen’s Architecture Award 2020. In the motivation the jury states: ’Museum of Copenhagen has been awarded because the restauration adds value to the City of Copenhagen in a different way. It is like a hidden treasure that provides insight in the city and opens the history and storytelling about Copenhageners. Museum of Copenhagen is beautifully restored, and the qualities of the building are enhanced with the conservation values of the building as the basis. The high…


The light is already there. The shadows are already there
In connection with our recent Daylight Talk Louise Grønlund conducted an interview with LETH & GORI. The interview titled ‘The light is already there. The shadows are already there.’ is now published on the website Daylight & Architecture. The  Daylight Talk recorded live from our studio in February is also available from the website. >Daylight and Architecture


The exibition JÄVLA KRITIKER! is now open at Färgfabriken in Stockholm. LETH & GORI’s contribution to the exhibition is a work titled ‘Dubbelgymnasiet’ based on a text by the Swedish architecture critic Rasmus Wærn. In JÄVLA KRITIKER! architecture critique meets architectural design. The projects has participation from the six critics Mari Hvattum (NO), Gaute Brochman (NO), Ylva Frid (SE), Rasmus Waern (SE), Sara Ettrup (DK) and Martin Søberg (DK) and six architecture offices Element Arkitekter (NO), Kaleidoscope (NO), Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter (SE), Tham & Videgård (SE), architect Jonathan Houser (DK) and LETH & GORI (DK) The project is created by Morten Birk Jørgensen,…


Velux Daylight Talk
Join us for a live online talk from our studio on Thursday the 4th of February @16.00 CET. The talk titled ‘Daylight in Architecture as a Constructive Spatial Force’ is organized by the VELUX Group in collaboration with The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation.  The lecture is 45 minutes and it will be followed by an open 30 minutes of Q&A session. Sign up for the lecture here: More info can be found here:


The Wisdom of a Garden
Join us Thursday the 1st of October for the opening of Maria Finn, Elzélina Van Melle, Anna Aslaug Lund and Laura Parsons group exhibition The Wisdom of a Garden. Through photos, collages, drawings and plant experiments the exhibition conveys impressions from the world famous French landscape architect Gilles Cléments private garden in France. In October 2019 Elzélina, Maria, Anna og Laura traveled to France together to visit Gilles Cléments garden in  La Vallée, situated in the heart of the Creuse area of France. Cléments home and private garden has functioned as a kind og laboratory for his work in a period of…


LETH & GORI receives prize from The Henning Larsen Foundation
LETH & GORI are the receivers of The Henning Larsens Foundation’s prize 2020. The foundation, who grants funds every year on the founders birthday the 20th of August, motivates the prize to LETH & GORI with the following words: The studio range far in its work, and in reality LETH & GORI is much more than a traditional architecture studio due to their particular way of working with architecture. Alongside building up the internationally acclaimed studio, the two architects have also run “Absalongsgade 21B”, a gallery and exhibition space in Copenhagen, since 2011. Additionally, both teach at the Architecture School…


Next Friday the 27th of August the experimental Nordic architecture exhibition JÄVLA KRITIKER! is opening at ROM in Oslo. In JÄVLA KRITIKER! architecture critique meets architectural design. The projects has participation from the six critics Mari Hvattum (NO), Gaute Brochman (NO), Ylva Frid (SE), Rasmus Waern (SE), Sara Ettrup (DK) and Martin Søberg (DK) and six architecture offices Element Arkitekter (NO), Kaleidoscope (NO), Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter (SE), Tham & Videgård (SE), architect Jonathan Houser (DK) and LETH & GORI (DK) The project is created by Morten Birk Jørgensen, Anders Rubing and Andrea Ougaard and supported by Statens Kunstfond, Nordisk Kulturfond, Kulturrådet and…


Currents and Structures
Currents and Structures / Rotunda III – Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter & Steffen Levring – Exhibition opening and book launch Friday the 14th of August @ 16-20. The exhibition Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter have worked with artist Steffen Levring to revisit two of the studio’s projects. Both the pump stations along Skjern River and the birdwatch tower at Tipperne are the focal points in the exhibition and in the book Rotunda III – Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter which will be launched on the day. For the exhibition Steffen Levring has made a site-specific work based on the inherent sounds in the two built projects. Levring has…


Since 1903 the City of Copenhagen has awarded beautiful buildings, urban planning and landscape architecture. This year the ELEPHANT HOUSE wins City of Copenhagen’s Architecture Award 2020. In the motivation the jury states: The building seems respectful to history, the use of ressources and most importantly; in the care it shows for the users. It is a very respectful transformation that beautifully balances the existing building and new elements. The dialogue between new architectural details, materials and color combinations and the historic spaces are extremely fine-tuned. A beautiful transformation with a richness in the architectural detailing. The ELEPHANT HOUSE is…


Open Call result
We are happy to announce the proposal titled ‘The Polychromic Space’ by architects Eva Storgaard and Marjan Michels as the winner of our open call competition to create and realise an exhibition in our exhibition space on Absalonsgade 21B this spring. We have received an overwhelming amount of very good proposals for the open call – in total 46 proposals from 12 different countries. Huge congrats to the winners Eva and Marjan and thanks to all participants and the generous support from the Danish Arts Foundation for the project. More information about the winning proposal, honorable mentions and all other exhibition…


5 beautiful hearts to Museum of Copenhagen
Congratulations to the Museum of Copenhagen and the entire design team behind the transformation of the historical building in Stormgade 18 in central Copenhagen, that receives five beautiful hearts in a review by danish newspaper POLITIKEN. We are enthusiastic about the atmospheric exhibition architecture by JAC Studios and lighting design by Fortheloveoflight that seems to bring architect Hans J. Holm’s newly restored buidling back to life in all the beautiful colors by color conservatist Anne Simonsen from Københavns Konservatorer. Restoration architects: LETH & GORI and Rørbæk og Møller Arkitekter Engineering: Hundsbæk & Henriksen Exhibition architect: JAC Studios Lighting design: Fortheloveoflight…


On February 7th the new Museum of Copenhagen will open in the carefully renovated listed building by architect Hans J. Holm that date from 1894, in central Copenhagen. The richly decorated historical building has been transformed into a beautiful and atmospheric home for the new Museum of Copenhagen and it’s coming exhibitions. Her Majesty The Queen will open the museum. Together with our partner Rørbæk og Møller Architects, LETH & GORI has led the entire design team in the undertaking of the complex restoration work. Engineering consultants: Hundsbæk & Henriksen. Color conservation: Københavns Konservatorer v/ Anne Simonsen The new beautiful exhibition…


Københavns Museum
On February 7th the new Museum of Copenhagen will open in the carefully renovated listed building by architect Hans J. Holm that date from 1894, in central Copenhagen. The richly decorated historical building has been transformed into a beautiful and atmospheric home for the new Museum of Copenhagen and it’s coming exhibitions. Her Majesty The Queen will open the museum. Together with our partner Rørbæk og Møller Architects, LETH & GORI has led the entire design team in the undertaking of the complex restoration work. Engineering consultants: Hundsbæk & Henriksen. Color conservation: Københavns Konservatorer v/ Anne Simonsen The new beautiful exhibition…


Open Call
In collaboration with The Danish Arts Foundation LETH & GORI invites interested parties to submit proposals for an exhibition that will open in the exhibition space of the studio on Absalonsgade 21B in spring 2020. The best exhibition proposal will receive financial and professional support for the planning, realisation and communication of the exhibition. The application process takes place as a mini-competition where the winning proposal will receive a fee of 75.000 DKK to realise an exhibition that opens in late March 2020. Deadline for submission of proposals are the 24th of February 2020. Program and further information can be…


Bemalinger exhibition opening
Join us Friday the 25th of October @17 for the opening of artists Jonas Georg Christensen and Peter Olsen’s exhibition Bemalinger. The exhibition shows site specific paintworks by Jonas Georg Christensen og Peter Olsens and also marks the publication of the book Paintworks [Dokument Press, Forlaget Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten]. Exhibition period: 25th of Oct. – 13th of Dec. 2019 Open Mon.- Fri. @10-17 >


We are proud to announce that our nature center ‘Myretuen’ (‘The Ants Hill’) in the city of randers, Denmark, receives Randers Municipality Architecture Prize 2019. In the motivation the jury states: ‘The Ants Hill project is awarded for it’s distinct yet humble and low-key architecture that draws attention without competing with the nature where it is situated. All materials are wood which gives a robust and warm character to the building, outside as well as inside. The small building is welcoming for visitors of all ages and together with the wooden paths that leads out into the nature, the auditorium…


  Architecture competitions were one of Architect Halldor Gunnløgsson’s passions. He was a frequent participant and winner of competitions and actively advocated for the importance of open architecture competitions. This passion is kept alive through the annual architecture competition for students arranged by The Halldor Gunnløgssons Foundation. At LETH & GORI we support and share Halldor Gunnløgssons passion for competitions and for that reason we are very happy to have had the pleasure of working with the foundation organising this years competition. The result of the competition will be announced Friday the 27th of September  at a public event @14.00, Gl.…


Daylight in architecture
Karsten Gori will speak on the importance of daylight in the practice and work of LETH & GORI at the KADK Summer Academy this Tuesday 20. August at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.


Construction start on Stubberupgård
Construction work on the supportive housing project Stubberupgård has started. Stubberupgård is a supportive housing project with 44 dwellings for citizens with mental disabilities and special needs. The construction work is divided into two phases in order to shorten the length of the re-housing period as much as possible. Phase 1 covers the construction of 14 new housing units and communal facilities. In the following phase 2 the existing buildings at Stubberupgård will be renovated and rebuild into 30 apartments, a communal café, reading room, atelier etc.. The project is carried out as part of the strategic partnership agreement between…


LETH & GORI have been invited by The Halldor Gunnløgsson Foundation to create an assignment and brief for an architecture competition for students of the two danish architecture schools KADK and Aarhus School of Architecture. The brief will be presented at at lecture at KADK Tuesday the 18th of June at 16.00 in Auditorium 5 and will subsequently be available on the website of the foundation


Join us for the opening of Swedish architect Petra Gipp’s exhibition Gipsstøbningar on Friday the 3rd of May @17.00. The exhibition describes the architecture of Petra Gipp through 17 models that are created in connection with her recently published book passage/schakt/nisch/fodring/nav – vandring [Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, 2018]. The sculptural models are a combination of plaster castings and sockets of grey cardboard in many layers that merges with the castings and add base, weight and anchoring. The models are accompanied by music by Pelle Ossler and Christian Gabel. Petra Gipp herself comments on her exhibition and book with these words: The…


Copenhagen Architecture festival – Omni Chronos – Exhibition opening
Join us for the opening of the young artist group SIIKU’s exhibition Omni Chronos on Thursday the 4th of April 17 – 21.00. The opening features a spoken word performance by poet Jacob Hallgren. Omni Chronos is an exhibition that looks back on the present from the future in an attempt to create community across time. For the exhibition SIIKU have crested an ancient-futuristic redesign of a Danish farm. An archaeological relic of the past reinterpreted in the materials of the future. The exhibition title Omni Chronos refers to a future which avoids demolishing or restoring buildings, but instead in an organic…


We are thrilled and proud to announce that THE ELEPHANT HOUSE wins The Danish Association of Architects’ award ‘STORE ARNE’ 2019. The quality of the project is a direct result of an inclusive dialogue with the future users, staff and directors of the centre, based on trust, curiosity and strong commitment by all the involved parties. Big thanks to all…. In the motivation the jury states: ‘(…) The project shows an exemplary balance between humbleness and a personal and distinct architectural vision. Precise interventions all characterized by a refined materiality defines the project, that despite its small scale is able…


Future Bjärred
LETH & GORI participated in the open international competition for a new part of the Swedish coastal city Bjärred with a proposal titled ’TRÄDGÅRDEN’. The project comprises 900 housing units, a kindergarten, retirement homes, gardens and landscape design. The proposal identifies and seeks to add to the existing qualities of the site with an ambition to unite the best from rural areas with the best from the urban city. By thinking the new neighborhood as an extension of the site, existing features and structures of the landscape are preserved and strengthened while added a dense and compact city, where city…


We are proud of the nomination for the architecture award ‘Store Arne’ (Great Arne) 2019 for the project ‘The Elephant House’. The award is given by the Danish Association of Architects and named after the (great) danish architects, Arne Jacobsen. Winners are announced at the associations new year celebration party on 18th January 2019 at BLOX. The Elephant House is a new activity center and Men’s Shed affiliated with Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health. In their nomination the jury states: ‘(…) The project shows an exemplary balance between humbleness and a personal and distinct architectural vision. Precise interventions all characterized…


Spritten Housing project
{:en} Distillery- Photo, 1931 – Architect: Alfred Cock Clausen – Source: Arkitekten Magazine 1931. LETH & GORI are looking forward to working with local contractor A. Enggaard on two housing projects on the old distillery site in Aalborg called Spritten in 2019. The projects are part of a new urban development that will emerge on the site over the next many years.  The distillery company called De Danske Spritfabrikker inaugurated their factory in 1931 and remained active on the site until 2015. The beautiful factory compound was listed as industrial heritage that same year. The new urban development on the site will…


Funding from the Danish Arts Foundation for 2019 exhibition programme
LETH & GORI have received funding from the Danish Arts Foundation for exhibitions in 2019. The exhibition programme for 2019 is part of an new strategy for LETH & GORI’s exhibition space where we increase our focus on architecture through exhibitions with significant danish and international architecture offices. The programme for 2019 includes individual exhibitions with Swedish Petra Gipp Arkitektur and Danish Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter plus an open-call exhibition where everyone can participate with an exhibition proposal [more info about this later]. We look forwards to welcoming you for exhibitions in Vesterbro, Copenhagen next year. Absalonsgade 21B LETH & GORI’s…


Museum of Copenhagen forms the beautiful setting and location for RUM International’s photo shoot ‘COLOURS OF COPENHAGEN’ in the magazine’s fifth edition of 2018. The interior colour program of the Museum of Copenhagen is based on a carefull study and research of the original colours of the historic building. Colours are designed in collaboration with conservator Anne Simonsen from Københavns Konservatorer. The restoration work on the new (old) museum building has been managed by LETH & GORI together with our partner Rørbæk og Møller Arkitekter. The project is the result of a year-long design process in close collaboration with The Museum of Copenhagen, Copenhagen…


LETH & GORI’s exhibition ‘The Art of Building’ is now open at the Danish Architecture Centre [DAC]. The exhibition has the shape of a small exhibition house built inside the OMA designed home of the DAC called BLOX locaded on the central harbour front of Copenhagen. LETH & GORI’s house hosts an exhibition about work of the office distributed on the three levels of the gallery. The exhibition is the first of three exhibition in the series Dreyers Arkitektur Galleri 2018 supported by the Dreyer Foundation. The exhibition is open until the 5th of October. Entry to the exhibition is free.…


LETH & GORI have been selected to exhibit at the Danish Architecture Centre [DAC] as part of the exhibition series Dreyers Arkitektur Galleri 2018. The exhibition is organised by the foundation Dreyers Fond in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Centre. The Danish Architecture recently relocated to the OMA designed building BLOX on the central harbour front in Copenhagen and LETH & GORI’s exhibition will inhabit the place in BLOX called The Stair Gallery. The exhibition opens on Friday the 14th of September @ 16.00 and will be open until 5th of October. >Facebook opening event


New book from architect and researcher Peder Duelund Mortensen, ‘Homes | Ensembles | City’ opens a window to the Copenhagen of the future from a housing perspective. LETH & GORI and BESSARDs’ STUDIO’s proposal for a new type of non-profit housing in Copenhagen – ‘Very Social Housing’, is put forward in the introduction to the book as an example of  ‘[…] a social housing project meant to challenge known conventions’. The book forms the catalogue for the exhibition ‘Housing and Welfare’ shown at The Royal Academy in Copenhagen back in 2015. See images from the exhibition ‘Housing and Welfare’ here: HOUSING…


Edition DETAIL’s new book DACHRÄUME explores roof spaces in architecture and features two LETH & GORI projects Roof House and Brick House. 


Join us for the upcoming seminar on housing at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Institute for Architecture and Technology. The seminar is part of the bachelor programme ‘Architecture’s Anatomy and Fabrication’s year-long focus on housing. We look forward to take part in the discussions on housing and politics.


Clay blocks, skylights, daylight, star sights. The Ballet Dancers House in Copenhagen is nearing completion. We look very much forward to sharing the project with you soon.


LETH & GORI participated in the open international competition for Skogfinsk Museum in Svullrya, Norway with a proposal titled FIVE HOUSES. The proposal seeks to create a simple and characteristic building for Skogfinske Museum, with strong ties to the traditions of the skogfinske culture. The building consists of five individual houses; Røykstua, Ria, Fjøs, Badstue og Kokhus which together creates a coherent building structure framing an central open courtyard. Project: Skogfinsk Museum År: 2017 Client: Norsk Skogfinsk Museum  Type: Open international competition Program: Museum, café, library, administration, auditorium and archive Area: 2.200 m2 Architect: LETH & GORI  Team: Uffe Leth, Karsten Gori, Jonas Djernes-Bell, Emma Moberg, Vitus Bjerre og Talieh Kaveh Status: Idéa


The Elephant House appears on Dezeen. Simple timber structures, terrazzo floors and chalkstone block walls, decorated wood ceilings, double steel glass doors and a large steel window painted in Copenhagen green, blue solid doors, black handles, dark red furniture elements in MDF, stainless steel kitchens and red lacquered radiators links the new spaces to history and time. See more here: Dezeen Or here: The Elephant House


 TRAINING HALL | PHOTO: STAMERS KONTORThe Elephant House is a project that transforms an existing Chapel building, from the 1880s, into an Activity Centre and Men’s Shed affiliated with Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health. The centre offers different rehabilitation programs that will make use of the new spaces for fitness and training, mindfulness, yoga, discussion groups, events and more. The centre inhabits an adjacent building from 2009 by Nord Architects Copenhagen, and the Elephant House will function as an annex for the centre. Carefullness LETH & GORI’s transformation of the former chapel called the Elephant House, seeks a new spatial design that…


Spontaneous Fermentation – a Tale of Cherries and Wine
Join us for the opening of architect Gudrun Krabbe’s exhibition Spontaneous Fermentation on Friday the 15th of December from 15.00. The exhibition is open in working hours Monday – Friday until the 18th of January 2018.


We are happy to invite everyone for the opening of Helena Westerberg’s exhibition 7 Shades of Wood on Friday the 3rd of November 2017 @17- 21.00. 7 Shades of Wood is an exhibition that displays the result of a study in the qualities of different types of wood. Architect Helena Westerberg has designed and built seven pieces of furniture in different woods. The starting point for the works has been to study the special characteristics and personality of each type of wood and utilise this in a specific design. In this way the shape and function of each piece of furniture…


Topping out ceremony on the Elephant House for the Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health (CKSK). We are happy to celebrate the craftmanship and preservation of the original qualities of the historic building as well as the fine and dedicated craftsmanship of main contractor JAKON who are in charge of the construction work. The project is the first physical result of the new strategic partnership between Copenhagen City (Byggeri København) and Jakon, and – in this case, LETH & GORI as total consultants and architects. The beautiful former chapel is being transformed into an activity center and Men’s Shed run by the Centre.…


Join us for the opening of CONCRETE CONSPIRACIES by Mia Fryk and Spacegirls on Friday the 11th of August @17-22.00 CONCRETE CONSPIRACIES brings together work by Mia Fryk and Spacegirls [Cisse Bolholt and Elisabeth Gellein] exploring how the spaces around us determine the ways that we relate to one another. The show is a collaborative effort that combines concrete sculptures and object forms that are drawn from the familiar built environment. Scale is minimized but the material used throughout the installation remains the same, concrete forms are reconfigured to explore the physical effects of the city, bringing these experiences down to…


By invitation from curator and architect Christina Capetillo, LETH & GORI and Reiluf Ramstad Architects presents a 1:50 scale model of the Diatoms Fur project at Vrå-Udstillingen 2017 (Vrå Exhibition) in North Jutland, Denmark. The model itself represents the creation of the Danish landscape by the slow stratification of 40 layers of tracing paper into a modulating landscape of hills, valleys, moraines and cliffs. A landscape formed and carved by the fjord on one site and shaped by man quarrying for Diatomite sedimenton on the other. On top of the landscape flows thee sculptural objects carefully placed to emphasize specific sites relating to the history or nature…


A+U celebrates contemporary houses in Denmark in the June 2017 edition where guest editor and architect Lise Juel  has selected a number of Danish architects that represent aspects of a melancholic architectural approach. We are proud to be represented with two projects; BRICK HOUSE in Nyborg, and ROOF HOUSE in Fredensborg, Denmark. Lise Juel describes melancholy not in its negative sense, but in the sense of a thoughtful and pensive approach to life. A celebration of the continuous grayscale palette of the Danish landscape and climate. A melancholic atmosphere and a place for reflection, longing or just a daily consiousness of belonging…


In collaboration with Kuben Management, Mangor & Nagel and NIRAS, we have been selected as client consultants for The City of Copenhagen, Byggeri København (ByK) on an exciting project for a new municipal school (‘folkeskole’) and sports hall in the White Meat Packing District in our neighborhood of Vesterbro in Copenhagen. The new primary and lower secondary school will form the built surroundings of 840 pupils. The complex will be designed in order to support the schools profile as a ‘food school’ with a special focus on food and meals. The school will daily produce meals in its own kitchen and have…


LETH & GORI recieves Nykredit’s Sustainability Award 2017
LETH & GORI are the proud recipients of Nykredit’s Sustainability Award 2017. The Nykredit Architecture Prize Committee motivates the award with the following description: LETH & GORI places sustainability centrally in their work through dialogue, social understanding and engagement – where art, the city and people are involved in an active learning process.  What distinguishes LETH & GORI is that they consider sustainability not only as a matter of solar celles and green roofs but equally as a question about choice of materials and building techniques which have proved their durability through centuries. What makes LETH & GORI unique is…


LETH & GORI has been invited by the Institute of Architecture and Technology at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture,  to run a student workshop on housing, The workshop is titled ‘The Developed Surface’ – and focuses on an interest in the architecture of the (main) stairwell in relation to dwelling and investigations into the routines of everyday life and ideas about ‘coming home’. How should (or could) the main stair be seen: As an (private) interior in the city or a (public) urban space inside the house? And what happens if the city or the building…


LETH & GORI wins public housing competition in Egedal
LETH & GORI in collaboration with the public housing association Boligforeningen 3B have won the open idea competition for public housing in Egedal Kommune. The project comprises 80 housing units which are originally intended for refugees. The project’s starting point is a flexible housing concept where the individual housing units can adapt to changing residents and their needs. Another focal point for the project is to build in a durable way using traditional methods and robust materials with demand a minimal amount af maintenance and result in safe and healthy houses with good indoor climate. The project will be build on four…


We love wood
The nature center The Ants Hill’ in Randers, Denmark is slowly growing day by day. Built almost entirely in wood, in an almost organic proces where wood is added to wood, the center celebrates nature and help us remember who we are and where we come from. See more her: The Ants Hill


The Elephant House is coming back to life
The workmen are back in The Elephant House after a 120 years break. Demolition work has started and slowly the original beautiful double high spaces are revealed, illuminated from high clerestory windows. LETH & GORI are total consultants on the transformation work of the historic building for the Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health. The beautiful former chapel is to be transformed into an activity center and Men’s Shed run by the Centre. Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health offers different rehabilitation programmes that will make use of the planned new spaces for fitness and training, mindfullness, yoga, discussion groups, sessions and more. Collaborators are: Anders…


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