During my first year at architecture school we were shown slides of The Louisiana Art Gallery near Copenhagen. Ever since it has been one of my favourite buildings. Almost 40 years later taking the train from Copenhagen to Humlebaek I visited Louisiana for the first time and wasn't disappointed.
Designed by Jorgen Bo and Wilhlem Wohlert it's a great example of late 1950's Danish modernism. Their design was conceived as a pavilion in a park and fits gracefully and intimately into the landscape. Walking through the galleries there's an ongoing dialogue between art and nature with views of artwork both inside and outside and to the landscape beyond.
Domestic scale, carefully crafted details and humble materials such as timber, white painted brick, glass and tiles are skillfully combined with art and landscape. The result is an intimate and humane experience. Simply wonderful! AK