Danish Ceramic Architecture offers a presentation of Danish architecture that has not been seen before. With ceramic and light brick facades as a medium, it narrates a piece of Danish architectural history unknown to most people. It is thus a new way of approaching the Danish architectural treasure – by zooming in on approximately the past 130 years and otherwise overlooked buildings, as well as telling new stories about well-known works. This is how the book demonstrates why this particular style of architecture is something professionals and others interested in architecture and aesthetics should be aware of.
Through essays by and interviews with leading architecture thinkers and practitioners – as well as dozens of projects with facades in ceramic and light tile, by major Danish architectural firms such as Vilhelm Lauritzen, Cobe and BIG – the purpose of the book is to relate ceramic and light tile facades to central Danish (and international) currents in architecture and material. In this way, it will help pointing forward to new forms of expression for Danish architecture.