Some Thoughts about studying Architecture in Aarhus

There are a number of posts about Aarhus already, So I thought it would be best to share some smaller moments of life on exchange. Below are a few glimpses of what my semester has been like so far, after two months:

Ride a bike: rain, hail, shine or snow.

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The weather can be quite cold, so winter gear is essential.

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The facilities at the architecture school are great: you have your own studio space and digital fabrication machines: both are 24 hours access.

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The also have Wood and Metalwork rooms:

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You’re expected to work at the university from Monday to Friday. The collaborative environment provides you with a lot of opportunity to discuss your work with others.

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and the scale of the town makes it easy for spontaneous group meals.

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It’s a harbour town with a large port.IMG_3082

The light is very different from Sydney’s

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You can pick up almost any household item on the street. The Danish have a very strong re-use culture.

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And love their interior design (notice the many different chairs.)

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My course involved a study trip to Paris. The ease of travel around Europe is ridiculous.

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Fun Fact: The Danish have a tradition where they cover you in cinnamon if you’re not married by 25. You can patches of cinnamon sprawled around town.

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And finally, the token tourist shot inside Olafur Eliason’s Rainbow Panorama overlooking Aarhus.

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