Nordhavnen Immortalized on “Someone Has Built it Before” Blog

Posted in Architecture, Community, Competitions, Construction, Design, Education, International, Media by htdstudio on March 22, 2011

HTDSTUDIO’s 2008 competition proposal, Nordhavnen Pixel City was selected as a design example on the SHBiB architecture blog.

Architizer App for iPad, iPad2

Our good friends at have released their new iPad app.  Enjoy.

Griffintown Interrupted Exhibition in Montreal

Posted in Architecture, Community, Competitions, Construction, Design, Education, International, Media by htdstudio on February 11, 2011

Photo © 2011 Alexis Schneider

In October 2010, international ideas competition Griffintown Interrupted was launched, calling for temporary structures in one of Montréal’s most contentious districts. In response, forty-three teams of architects and designers from ten countries came forward to propose innovative temporary structures on five sites throughout Griffintown.  These propositions were featured in an exhibition at the Fonderie Darling, which ran January 17-24, 2011.  HTDSTUDIO’s winning Horsepalace scheme was part of this opening and exhibition.

2011 North American International Auto Show, Detroit, USA…and Beyond

Posted in Architecture, Business, Community, Construction, Design, Education, International, Media by htdstudio on January 15, 2011

As a longtime fan of cars, machines and all things mechanical, I’m back in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. Not only to witness the imminent resurgence of the US auto market, but to return to a city that blew me away on my first visit in late 2010. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many extraordinary people here, many of them innovators and/or pioneers. For now, I will continue to exchange ideas, continue unfinished conversations, assist friends and colleagues, and feed off the energy I take away as we kick off 2011. Entrepreneurs, farmers, artists, industry professionals remain hopeful and positive that Detroit’s rebirth efforts are both sustainable and REAL.  Detroit, like dozens of ‘post-industrial’ cities around the US is fertile with potential in creating new markets, industries, collaborations and yes jobs, but one has to be positive, diligent and creative.  The bittersweet mix of the future and futility swirls like the cold Detroit winter wind itself.

All Images ©2011 HTDSTUDIO


Posted in Architecture, Community, Competitions, Construction, Design, Media, Publications by htdstudio on December 18, 2010

Montreal, December 18th, 2010 – HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE won a competition to build a temporary gallery  space in the Griffintown section of Old Montreal, Canada.  The Griffintown Interrupted Ideas Competition took five strategic vacant sites in hopes to create a series of temporary interventions to raise awareness of the history of Griffintown, Montreal, while creating cultural, community and public activity to rejuvenate the faded industrial area.

Each proposal was to include a plan for its own disassembly, de-habitation or disappearance at the end of its short-term lease. Each submission determined the conditions of the structure’s use for the duration of the provided lease.

The five winning proposals will be featured in an interactive exhibition opening on January 17, 2011 at the Fonderie Darling, Montreal.

Fonderie Darling
745 Ottawa Street
Montréal, Quebec


HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE is an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design practice with a mission to bring innovative design excellence to architectural, interior, urban and sustainable design projects.  Their clients include Aristeia International Inc., City of Newark, Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the UN, and numerous organizations, corporations and private clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Caribbean.


Posted in Architecture, Competitions, Design, Media, Publications by htdstudio on February 19, 2010

HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE is part of a new 2-volume set “Panel Layout for Competition”.  The book covers topics related to ARCHITECTURE, from architecture itself to LANDSCAPE, URBAN, INTERIOR and other disciplines.

HTDSTUDIO’s published project is their proposal for a zero-carbon, 24-hour city in Nordhavnen, Denmark, just outside Copenhagen.  This community i with the idea of life as a focus from the start of the design process. Great emphasis is set on carefully balancing and integrating residential, cultural, commercial, recreational, naturalistic and institutional elements of this masterplan.

A holistic approach to both micro and macro organization were crucial to this ultra livable city.  Special attention was given to influencing and promoting activities, interaction and microclimates. Day and night as well as summer and winter activities were key to creating a vibrant and sustainable city.

PANEL LAYOUT for Competition

DAMDI Architectural Publishing Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea

267 projects with 72 design teams

Over 839 panels Total 752 pages with 2 books

260mm X 360mm, Hard Cover / English / Korean

ISBN 978-89-91111-55-4