Kay Fisker - Denmark

From 1909 to 1920 Kay Fisker (1893 - 1965) studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. With his innovative and essential works, he belonged to the most important architects after the First World War on the Danish scene of architecture. Kay Fisker was a critical admirer of Louis Sullivan’s work. He became famous for his numerous large apartment buildings in the city of Copenhagen. Kay Fisker had his studio in Copenhagen and often collaborated with C.F. Møller on larger commissions. The collossal metropolitan building blocks by Kay Fisker try to combine a large-scale monumentality with a small-scale intimacy. Most of his housing complexes are characterized by a strict repetition of window openings, which spread over austere façades. This basic rhythm successfully creates calm and cohesion and seems to emphasize the width and height of the building mass as a whole.
During the 1930s, Kay Fisker was one of the architects of the University of Aarhus, which is considered to be a monument of 20th century architecture. He became a professor at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, having significant influence on the rising generations of Danish architects.

1923  Apartment Building Hornbækhus, Copenhagen
1929  Apartment Building Vodroffsvej, Copenhagen
1932  Apartment Building Bollyvebyggelse, Copenhagen
1935  Residential Development Storgården, Copenhagen
1935 - 1939  Apartmebt Building Versersøhus, Copenhagen
1943 - 1958  Apartment Building Dronningegard, Copenhagen
1961 - 1967  Danish Academy of Science and Fine Art, Rome