The Architectural Sketches of Henning Larsen


A new perspective on one of Denmark’s greatest architects told through his marvelous drawings


ISBN: 9788794102933 Category:

Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup


Architect Henning Larsen (1925-2013) was a virtuous illustrator with extreme attention to the details of his surroundings. He was drawing constantly. To him drawing was a way of collecting his thoughts, a method that made him understand his work deeply.

As a young man, he broke with the Danish tradition of creating architecture, a way that was thoroughly advocated for at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He was more interested in finding a way of creating more freely – and of thinking more freely as well.

This book presents a selection of his drawings and portray how he developed both professionally and personally from the young, dreaming, and curious architect to a committed and open-minded leader of a large architectural practice. The drawings tell the story of the personal journey of an architect and about working with architecture before everything became digitalized.

Additional information

Weight 1006 g
Dimensions 24.2 x 38.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 9 January 2023
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.2 x 38.8 cm
Weight 1006 g


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Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup is an Architect and Ph.D. Former associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.