approach

“Like a pianist who can play with his eyes shut; he understands the basic nature of structures so well that he can afford to think in the darkness about what might be possible beyond the obvious” 

— Peter Rice about Renzo Piano

AG5 is a full service architectural studio focused on contextual sustainability, value design, and integrated technology. Based in Denmark, AG5 is a new type of architectural office using expertise in sustainable (economic, environmental and social) practice as a design generator for projects both locally and internationally.

Architecture is not about specific building types, styles or theories … but about man’s interaction with the environment: the creation of shelter, the creation of spaces and importantly in the context of the city – the spaces between buildings.

A big part of AG5’s design philosophy is about understanding the context. Understanding the context and culture of the users and inhabitants are as important as formulating and organising the programmatic aspects of a building.

At AG5 we strive to create spaces that appeal to all the senses. This sensuous rich architecture raises our projects above a simple visual response by operating in a zone between the scientific fields of building technology and the artistic disciplines of place, culture and tradition.

By maintaining a consistent approach throughout the design process, from conception to construction, we deliver a unique response to each project's location and purpose. Our design methodology takes us through three focus areas: co-creational design, sustainability, and technology.

• We are an architectural practice that operates between the fields of art, design and building technology.
• We seek inspiration from nature in creating projects that integrate energy, form and truth to material and space, delivering simple and sustainable solutions.
• We employ BIM (Building Information Modelling) at expert level to ensure quality and precision.

AG5 collaborates with a diverse range of clients, from private, to institutional and governmental, in Denmark and internationally, predominantly in the fields of commercial buildings and interiors, healthcare, retail and housing.