Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard works to create functional, aesthetic and sustainable architecture with honest and rational construction principles and a natural integration of light and nature.
In Atelier, they seek to challenge the standardized construction methods in the industry, to experiment with alternative types of space and to make buildings less stressful to the environment by doing more with less resources.
Kristoffer Tejlgaard has run his own studio since 2011, with a great focus on challenging the way we use wood in architecture today, both technologically and culturally.
Kristoffer has since his graduation from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts worked towards creating sustainable solutions in building methods and material production. Fascinated with the dome as a construction taken from nature and its character as an optimal geometry, with the ability to span widely with minimal use of materials, he saw great opportunities in working with geodesic domes.
The geodesic geometry has been a major part of the ateliers approach to architecture and a driving factor for their work with sustainability.
Beyond the consideration of construction and aesthetics, wood plays an extremely important role in the large CO2 accounts, because wood is capable of storing CO2, contrary to all other building materials. And therefor they see wood as a necessary contribution in the future of sustainable
The atelier questions the concept of permanent versus temporary architecture.
Through a focus on circular economy in our projects, we make an effort to design constructions that allows the materials to be a part of a renewable circuit. This is a significant factor in our choice of materials and construction methods and why we aim to make all our projects equally disassemblable.
With their projects they wish to convey and increase understanding of the interactions of different systems. Their constructions constitute an evolving, focused research, opening questions for future development.