accademia di danimarca a roma
the danish academy in rome, architect kaj fisker (1893-65),
inaugurated november 1967 fisker did not live to see the completion and the complex was finished by fellow architects svend høgsbro and robert duelund mortensen.
even on a rainy day in february the house is extraordinary and clearly stands out among the other national institutes situated around via omero.
fisker brilliantly exploits the sloping terrain to a maximum introducing a series of sunken and rasied courtyards, some reminiscent of the antique "pluvium", and thereby cleverly creates a series of spaces with a varying degree of privacy.
introducing a symphony of brickwork both for the interiors and the exteriors he achieves a simplicity and a massivity that relates not only to the danish modernist tradition, that fisker himself along with cf møller and others represented, but also to the antique roman use of brickwork on a massive scale
the academy thus is very danish in a very roman way!