Yesterday I found out where I will be living at over the next several months and who with!
My roommate's name is Heidi Theresa Cueto, and she has an apartment in Fredericksburg, just a 25-minute commute from downtown Copenhagen.
According to my handy-dandy student notebook, Fredericksburg is described as airy and green. It is calmer and cleaner than other parts of the city.
Everything is open-aired so acoustically you can hear all the sounds coming from the street.
Since it was home to the summer palace of King Frederik the Fourth, it has a more historical feel. Fredericksburg Have, a park that runs along the palace's grounds, is a must see!
At a 1:500 scale, we have set out a mission to recreate one of Zumthor's most recent projects: a museum of reflection. This museum is quite special because it is built over the ruins of a Medieval church that was bombed in WW2.
On the raised ground floor you can enter into this 'starry night' space via a ramp that meanders to finally end in front of the Old Sacristy. All you can see are twinkle lights seeping while you mediate over the old ruins.
Everything is open-aired so acoustically you can hear all the sounds coming from the street. Upstairs is yet another different kind of experience. Light-flooded and sealed off, are the spaces for art from several time periods, each room with a different view out towards the city.
This is what we three are attempting to re-create. We haven't visited. But we will soon enough in March. So till then we build!