Great design is a puzzle, a set of pieces that come together to form a work that touches the senses. And it appears that two architects have taken this mindset to heart. Bjarke Ingels and Simon Frommenwiler of HHF Architects have joined forces to create “Puzzle House,” an interactive installation that overlooks a picturesque waterfront at the Embassy of Switzerland in Denmark.
Bjarke Ingels and Simon Frommenwiler Connect the Pieces at 3daysofdesign 2019
The Swiss and Danish architects present “Puzzle House” at the Embassy of Switzerland in Denmark.By Barry Samaha May 24, 2019
The work was created for 3daysofdesign, Denmark’s annual showcase of talents from the worlds of architecture, lighting, furniture and interiors, as part of the embassy’s Architecture in Residence (AiR), a program that invites Swiss and Danish designers to create pieces that highlight the venue’s landscape, while also pushing forward fresh ideas. “Switzerland and Denmark both have proud design traditions, and both countries really value innovation, research, education and the creative industries,” says Benedikt Wechsler, the Swiss Ambassador to Denmark.
For “Puzzle House,” Ingels and Frommenwiler will have a lecture on May 25th to discuss how and why they created the installation. The initiative, which was created to form long-lasting relationships between design schools in both nations, invites students to attend this public forum. Indeed, having a series of intersecting shapes and blocks in rosy hues is visually striking, but the methodology, the objective they had in mind is far more pedagogic and interesting. To whit, it’s the critical piece in the puzzle that informs the work.