Louis Becker, Design Director and Principal Partner at the Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects, discusses Nordic architecture and its characteristic sensitivity to light. Becker touches on Nordic architecture from the 19th century to the present, drawing connections between contemporary and historic projects, such as those seen in the work of renowned Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, on view in the Gallery.
Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015 and organized in collaboration with AFSMK – American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst.
About Louis Becker
Louis Becker is Design Director and Principal Partner at Henning Larsen Architects. He has been part of the management team since 1998 and is responsible for the company’s activities in global markets. He has been one of the driving forces behind a number of large Danish and international projects – from significant building icons to complex masterplans.
In 2008 Becker was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture and Design at Aalborg University. In 2011 he was awarded the Eckersberg Medal by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts as a special recognition of his extraordinary contribution to Danish architecture.
Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the annual, month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions taking place during the month of October. Five years, five boroughs.
Archtober presents special tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The festival’s many participating organizations aim to raise awareness of the important role of design in New York City and to build a lasting civic and international recognition of the richness of New York’s built environment.
October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015
SAT – 10-31-2015 – 2:00 PM
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