Monday, January 18, 2016

Cast Iron Art Nouveau in Copenhagen - Iron Architecture

Art Nouveau Architecture in Copenhagen



National Romantic Style 

In Denmark Central European Art Nouveau never really got a foothold in the local architecture. Only when the ruling National Romanticism was adding Art Nouveau ornamentation details, was the style present.

Copenhagen is however home to many National Romantic buildings. You can read about some of these buildings and there features on this article on National Romantic buildings in Copenhagen

Central European Style Art Nouveau 

There are a few "pure" art nouveau houses in Denmark including Glacisgaarden in Østbanegade in Copenhagen, which was built in 1904 by architect Aage Langeland-Mathiesen. The house is supposedly modeled on a building in Vienna. The Danish architect Anton Rosen has also designed a number of Art Nouveau style buildings in Copenhagen, namely the Hotel Savoy (Løvenborg 1906) on Vesterbrogade and the Metropol building (1908) on Strøget.

Glacisgaarden in Østerbro, Copenhagen

This cast iron art nouveau building is one of only very few "real"art nouveau buildings in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was build in 1904 and consists of few but large apartment (200 m2 +) that typically cost around or more than 1 million EUR.

Glacisgaarden in Østbanegade, Copenhagen; a protected Art Nouveau house from 1903-04 by Aage Langeland-Mathiesen. Cast Iron balconies. 

Glacisgaarden from Østbanegaden

Glacisgaarden in Østbanegade, Copenhagen; a protected Art Nouveau house from 1903-04 by Aage Langeland-Mathiesen. Cast Iron balconies and wrought iron railings. 

Løvenborg in Vesterbro, Copenhagen

Løvenborg is a listed property on Vesterbrogade in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Løvenborg from 1906. Art Nouveau. Cast iron and copper facade. Cast iron architecture
Løvenborg, the cast iron and copper art nouveau building is a hotel today.
The building was completed in 1906 to designs by Anton Rosen. It originally contained a cinema and a shop in the ground floor, commercial space in the middle floors, a residence on the 4th floor and a seamstress in the attic.

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