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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!

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Taken on February 10, 2014