Our Urban Living Room

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Learning from
Copenhagen

Year: 2016

Our Urban Living Room is based on Cobe’s work in Copenhagen during the past decade, grounded in social livability and urban democracy and our aim of creating cities, buildings and public spaces that invite Copenhageners to use and define them as an extended living room, where the boundaries between private and public space is fluid. The book tells stories about the architectural development of Copenhagen and explores the progression of the Danish capital from an industrial city into an urban living room, known as one of the world’s most livable places.

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cobe objects our urban living room book

We regard the city as an extended home and strive to create buildings and spaces that invite Copenhageners to use and define them

cobe objects our urban living room book
Transforming
Copenhagen
cobe objects our urban living room book

Through a detailed presentation of Cobe’s work, readers are taken on a personal journey through Cobe’s architectural interventions that have contributed to the transformation of Copenhagen into a great urban living room.

cobe objects our urban living room book

The book includes interviews with some of the city’s cultural luminaries, including Dan Stubbergaard, Bjarke Ingels, Jan Gehl, Tina Saaby, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, René Redzepi, four-year-old Selina and Frej and many others.

Year: 2016

Collaborators: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST, Rama Studio, Marc-Christoph Wagner, Julie Cirelli, Morten Scholz, Dorte H. Silver, Jon Lindblom, Livonia Print

Team: Alexander Ejsing, Anna Brøns, Clara Kynne Schmidt, Dan Stubbergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Greta Tiedje, Johanne Holmsberg, Line Wej Herdel, Mads Birgens, Morten Emil Engel, Ole Storjohann, Rune Boserup, Stine Lund Hansen, Thomas Krarup

Interviews and external critique: Marc-Christoph Wagner

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Story consultancy and revision: Morten Scholz (2nd edition)

Proofreading: Dorte H. Silver (First edition), Jon Lindblom (2nd edition additions)

Publisher: Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing

Printing and Binding: Livonia Print SIA

Partners: Nykredits Fond, A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til Almene Formål, Dreyers Fond, Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond

Photographer: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST