A wooden dome created for debate, designed by Bureau Detours

A dome built by Bureau Detours to debate public housing in Denmark

A dome built by Bureau Detours to debate public housing in Denmark

A dome built by Bureau Detours to debate public housing in Denmark

This dome, designed by Bureau Detours, was built in the Danish town of Alligne. The dome is a temporary space designed to host debates about the Danish public housing system, the same agency that commissioned the dome’s construction. Now that the dome is up, there is a movement to keep the dome permanently. If kept around, I’m not sure if the dome would age gracefully or not; maybe that’s beside the point. For now, the city has a pretty exciting place to debate what is perhaps not a very exciting subject. It’s funny to see such formal complexity finished with simple timber boards, but the effect of light filtering through the boards is quite nice.

Alex Dent

June 23, 2012 / By

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