New C.F. Møller Architects book about welfare architecture
C.F. Møller Architects was founded in Denmark in 1924 and has ever since played a significant role in delivering architecture that prioritises the welfare of society. had a strong position within welfare architecture. This engagement is now described in ae new in-depth book, called Welfare Architecture for All,. The book is published by SwedishStockholm-based Arvinius + Orfeus and edited by London- based Francesca Perry.
In thoughtful essays and beautiful photography, tThe book illuminates thoughtfully and beautifully the human, holistic and generous approach to architecture that characteriszes C.F. Møller Architects. It unfolds the Scandinavian practice’s most recent projects and therebythrough them tackles today’s biggest themes in architecture and urban design to inspire a new welfare-centric approach in the industry.
“The built fabric of everyday life has the power to help improve that life, as long as people and their welfare are placed at the heart of the design process. That is what C.F. Møller Architects does – and has done for almost 100 years now. Their story weaves into a rich history of a welfare society in Denmark that seeks to serve and support a broad public. It is an inspiring model that we can learn from across the world, says Francesca Perry, editor Welfare Architecture for All.
A special introduction from Kent Martinussen, CEO, Danish Architecture Center, tells the story of how architecture has helped create and support the welfare society in Denmark and across Scandinavia. Essays from a selection of writers then explore how architecture can help us live, work, learn, heal and move better – as well as how it can help tackle climate degradation – through the lens of C.F. Møller’s ambitious projects.
The book can be purchased directly from the publisher via this link: Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing – Welfare Architecture For All – C.F. Møller Architects (ao-publishing.com).
The book is in English and has contributions from Julian Weyer, Ellinor Thunberg, Debika Ray, Fiona Shipwright, Lauren Teague, Kent Martinussen and Jim McClelland and graphic design by WAAITT.