Book-project in progress. Concept and content by Henrik Valeur.
This project imparts a combination of experiential, propositional and theoretical knowledge that is developed in a process in which concrete experiments, critical discussions, evaluation of experiences, theoretical studies and the development of visions evolve one another. From a co-evolutionary perspective, inspired by ancient natural and modern process philosophy, as well as by contemporary science of complexity, architecture can be seen as a dynamic manifestation of the reciprocal relationships between apparently contrasting aspects and elements, like ethics and aesthetics, theory and practice, life and technology etc.
India: the Urban Transition – a Case Study of Development Urbanism
Book (344 pages). Concept and content by Henrik Valeur.
Comment by the Indian architect Rahul Mehrotra, Professor and Chair of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University: ”The fine grain reading of issues in the Indian city is an important contribution so is the attempt to connect so many dots to make sense of the moving targets we encounter in Urbanism in India.”
Excerpt of review by Mukta Naik, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi: “Henrik’s observations appear valuable in repositioning important questions and seeking opportunities for creative solutions.”
Excerpt of review by Prof. Preeti Chopra, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “This well-supported study, excavating some critical problems facing South Asian cities and offering a range of solutions, is a fascinating and invigorating work that deserves a wide readership.”
Valeur, H. (2014) India: the Urban Transition – a Case Study of Development Urbanism. Copenhagen, The Architectural Publisher B. ISBN: 978-87-92700-09-4.
Shanghai-Beijing – byhistorier og moderne byer (Shanghai-Beijing – urban stories and modern cities)
Booklet (44 pages). Concept, content, editing and layout by Henrik Valeur.
Excerpt: In China traditional gardens are perceived as architectural masterpieces in which nature, poetry and art is merged to please and move the mind.
Valeur, H. (2010) Shanghai-Beijing – byhistorier og moderne byer. Self-published.
The Harmonious City
Book (84 pages). Catalogue for exhibition at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Concept and editing by Henrik Valeur and UiD. Contributions by UiD, The Danish Ministry for the Environment, The Danish Transport Research Institute, The Municipality of Copenhagen, The Municipality of Odense, APV, BioKube, Building Heritage of Denmark, CIOS, Danfoss, DHI, Grontmij | Carl Bro, Kontrapunkt, Roxul / Rockwool, Velux, Vestas.
Valeur, H. (ed.) (2007) The Harmonious City. Copenhagen, Danish Architecture Centre. ISBN 87-90668-64-2
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CO-EVOLUTION: Danish/Chinese Collaboration on Sustainable Urban Development in China
Book (186 pages). Catalogue for exhibition at the Venice Biennale, 10th International Architecture Exhibition and the 2nd Architectural Biennial Beijing. Concept and editing by Henrik Valeur and UiD. Contributions by Henrik Valeur and UiD, CEBRA + Tsinghua, COBE + CQU, EFFEKT + Tongji and TRANSFORM + XAUAT.
Excerpt from the curator’s statement: Sustainable urban development is a global issue. Not only in the geographical sense, whereby we all depend on the same resources and are affected by the same pollution, but also in the professional sense in that no single discipline can solve these problems alone. Thus, sustainable urban development must be thought out in collaboration between various peoples and disciplines.
Valeur, H. (ed.) (2006) CO-EVOLUTION. Copenhagen, Danish Architecture Centre. ISBN 87-90668-61-8
Valeur, H. (ed.) (2007) CO-EVOLUTION. Beijing, China Electric Power Press. ISBN 978-7-5083-5323-4
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A New Future for Planning
Book (88 pages). Catalogue for exhibition at the 6th European Biennal of Towns and Town Planners. Concept, editing and layout by Henrik Valeur and Fredrik Fritzson. Contributions by Blankspace, Copenhagenoffice, Effekt, Force4, Mutopia, Nord, Testbedstudio and UiD.
Excerpt from the introduction by Henrik Valeur and Claus Peder Pedersen: The offices share a common understanding of the challenges and potentials of contemporary planning, but use this understanding to create different niches, different interests, which are reflected in the methods and tools presented by them in this publication.
Valeur, H. (ed.) (2005) A New Future for Planning. Copenhagen, The Architectural Publisher B. ISBN 87-990146-5-3.
Booklet (26 pages). Catalogue for exhibition at Form/Design Center, Malmö. Concept, content, editing and layout by Henrik Valeur and Fredrik Fritzson.
Excerpt: As a trans-national region the Öresund region differs from many other regions. Local discussions often focus on specific historical or cultural conditions, which either connect or disconnect Danes and Swedes, but the inhabitants of the Öresund region do not constitute two homogenuous populations.
Valeur, H. and Fritzson, F. (2001) region.CoMa. Self-published.
Booklet (32 pages). Catalogue for exhibition at Arkitekturgalleriet (#9), the Danish Architecture Centre. Concept and content by Henrik Valeur. Contributions by Alex Wall, Christophe Cornubert, MIKAN, njiric+njiric, WEST8 and UiD.
Excerpt from the introduction: ”99 is not a presentation of architecture in the usual sense. Nor is it a display of a specific style, theory or ism, defining itself by distancing itself from standard architecture. In the words of the author it is an exhibition that attempts to substitute architecture with a capital “A” in favor of an understanding of architecture as a materialization of our time.
Valeur, H. (1999) ’99. Copenhagen, The Architectural Publisher B. ISBN 87-90668-14-6