The Hus That Bricks Built


Fjordenhus -several yards out into the waters of Denmark’s Vejle Fjord, connected to the shore by a footbridge and a subterranean tunnel, is the new office of investment and holding company Kirk Kapital – owned by three brothers directly descended from LEGO founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.

Designed by the studio of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, the structure is composed of 970,000 bricks formed into four intersecting cylinders. The ground floor of the structure is accessible by the public.


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16 thoughts on “The Hus That Bricks Built

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I like it: I’m a fan of brutalism but I think that maybe it works better when it isn’t in a grey, damp climate.

      1. LeopoldGloom

        Or built at the cost of actually aethetically pleasing architecture. .. See also Fitzwilliam square. Just horrible

        I’d love if they built up here, but I wouldn’t be confident of it being done well.

          1. Cian

            all those awful redbrick building – carbon copies of each other. They should all be ripped down and replaces with concrete.

    2. trev

      The central bank? Was not bad
      But remember the bunkers on wood quay
      They levelled a historical site of Viking significance and put those awful civic offices on it
      I believe Sam Stephenson
      He really was the son of sam of architecture

    1. trev

      Evidently you must of been in your mothers womb when wood quay happened
      It was a travesty
      It could of been developed as a tourist site and the civic offices moved to another site in Dublin that the council had
      But no the pig headed council insisted on it being wood quay
      Both my wife and myself marched with thousands to save wood quay
      Sadly now you can see mechanical models of a viking village with a special scent released to make your experience wonderful when you go into the bowls of the bunkers
      Another short sighted example of arrogance by councils
      Much will also be said about the 1916 supermarket complex which could of been another tourist attraction on Moore street
      A plaque will replace what could of been a museum remembering our birth of a nation
      In Ireland we seem not to really care about our heritage over a quick buck

      But hey papi
      If I say black you say white

  1. Neilo

    Aye, there’s no trapdoor-accessible shark tank but it’s otherwise well set up for plotting evils.

  2. trev

    I wonder if the inspiration was largo’s lair in octopusesy which surfaced
    I loved that film

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