VM Houses is the most bizarre, and at the same time most elegant, residential block in Copenhagen. The glass buildings with the small, pointed triangular balconies are located in Ørestad, a newly built area with modern architecture that doesn’t look anything like the colorful Baroque-style houses you’ll find in the rest of the city. VM Houses are built in such a way that its residents can enjoy the daylight, a great view to the south, and their privacy all day long. BIG and JDS architects are the people behind the remarkable design of more than 80 different apartment types.
The Copenhagen International School was inaugurated in the beginning of March, welcoming 1200 pupils from 80 countries to a 25,000-square meter building. Four asymmetrical towers comprise the newly built school, which is located in Nordhavn just on the waterfront, offering a great view for students ages 3 to 19. Besides its peculiar size – and the fact that each of the four sections of the school has different interior design – what makes this building special are the 12,000 solar panels on its façade, making it one of the world’s largest solar panel systems integrated in one building. It seems like the Danes did it again, with sustainability, style and innovative interior and exterior design combined in one structure.