Celebrating 100 Years of Danish Modern
For almost a century, the design of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects has been rooted in the vision that good and sustainable architecture should be timeless, of high quality, and for everyone.
That form needs to follow function from the inside out, respecting the context and with the basic intention to improve the quality of human lives. This core belief ensures long-lasting designs that adapt naturally to shifting uses and needs.
The culture and values of the studio today can be traced back to 1922 and the ideas and notions of founder Vilhelm Theodor Lauritzen (1894–1984). He went on to become one of Denmark’s most significant architects of his time and one of the developers of Danish modernism. Although he passionately studied butterflies, he was primarily an architect and maintained a lifelong belief that architecture is applied art for the people – never a privilege for the few. He designed with a basic vision to create functional architecture and design that at its very core would prompt human equality and induce a general wellbeing for all users.