Aage Langeland-Mathiesen

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Aage Langeland-Mathiesen (22 May 1868 – 19 June 1933) was a Danish architect. He was active both in building design and restoration, and was associated with the National Museum for many years. His building designs are strongly influenced by his interest in historic architecture. He collaborated with his more well-known colleague Ulrik Plesner on many projects.

Early life and education

Mathiesen was born in Aarhus but the family moved to Copenhagen in 1872 where his father Rasmus Langeland Mathiesen became building inspector of the Danish capital. Aage Langeland-Mathiesen completed a carpenter’s apprenticeship and studied at Copenhagen Technical College before enrolling at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1884. He became an executing architect at Hermann Baagøe Storck prior to his graduation in January 1895. In 1897, he won the Neuhausen Prize for a model of Copenhagen’s third city hall and received the academy’s travel grant.

Career

He worked for Valdemar Koch from 1894 to 1898 on the measurement of Danish medieval churches and was later associated with the National Museum for fifteen years.

He was represented at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1897-1903 and at the 18 November Exhibition in 1927 and 1930.

Style

Langeland-Mathiesen’s style was strongly influenced by his interest in historic architecture. He found inspiration in Renaissance and Baroque architecture, combining it with modern techniques and craftsmanship. Other works, such as Glacisgården, was in Jugendstil.

The work he created in collaboration with Ulrik Plesner are characterized by a more consistent style influenced by the Bedre Byggeskik movement, Baroque and Romantic Nationalism.

Other pursuits

He was vice president of the Danish Motor Vehicle Owners’ Association (FDM) and chairman of the Glacisgaarden Motorcycle Club. He was also archivist for the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society. He worked on a book about the Royal Shooting Society which was published posthumously. He is buried at Frederiksberg Old Cemetery.

Selected works

  • Gammel Torv 2/Nygade 6, Copenhagen (1898)
  • Nørregade 6/Dyrkøb (adaption), Copenhagen (1900)
  • Skt. Jørgensborg, Trommesalen 5-7/Gammel Kongevej 1, Copenhagen (1902–03)
  • Absalonsgade 28 (rear building), Copenhagen (1903)
  • Brøndsteds Allé 5-7/Halls Allé (1903)
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Tidligere salg på: Adelgade 91
  • Sparekassen for Præstø By og Omegn, Adelgade 91, Præstø (1912)
  • Villa Ørehøj, Helsingør
  • Laboratorium Ellehammer, Kildegårdsvej 18–20, Hellerup (1919–20, totalt ombygget 2008)

In collaboration with Ulrik Plesner

Aage Langeland-Mathiesen – Wikipedia

Aage Langeland-Mathiesen – Wikipedia (Danish)

Frederiksholms Kanal 2 / Vandkunsten 1

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Danish Castles

Fortifications of Copenhagen

Kastellet and the Fortification Ring, Copenhagen, Denmark

Københavns Toldbod – Copenhagen Custom Tax Buildings

Københavns Frihavn – Copenhagen Freeport

The Little Mermaid

Rosenborg Castle

Christiansborg Slot – Christiansborg Castle

Christiansborg Bunker

Amalienborg Palace

Copenhagen City Hall

City Hall Square, Copenhagen

Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg City Hall / Command Central

Moltke’s Mansion

The Lur Blowers Monument

Dragon Fountain, Copenhagen

House of Architectural Heritage

Copenhagen 1960s

Copenhagen, Denmark

Winter in Denmark

Tuborgflasken

King of the hill: Elephants, elegance and 170 years of Carlsberg

Thor in battle with the ‘giants’

Christianshavn, København, Danmark

Holmen

Søtorvet

Retired crane becomes luxury-retreat

The Olsen Gang’s Big Score, The Dragon House & The Gefion Fountain

Christiansborg

Kronborg – Helsingør

Rosenborg Castle

Amalienborg Palace

Frederiksborg Castle

Fredensborg Palace

Charlottenlund Palace

Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg City Hall / Command Central

Augustenborg Palace

Aalholm Castle

Vallø Slot

Hvedholm Slot

Tranekær Slot

Koldinghus

Gråsten Palace

Krenkerup Gods

Lykkesholm Slot

Skjoldenæsholm Castle

Sophienholm

Gyldensteen

Hørbygård

Rosengaard

Moltke’s Mansion

Copenhagen City Hall

Valdemar’s Castle, Egeskov and Svendborg

Kronborg Castle and Helsingør Shipyard

Sønderborg Castle and Sønderborg Shipyard

Korsør Shipyard and Fortress

More to come.

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Ferdinand Meldahl

Heinrich Wenck

Vilhelm Dahlerup

Martin Nyrop

Hack Kampmann

Emil Blichfeldt

Hermann Baagøe Storck

Ulrik Plesner

15 comments

  1. ᛋᛠᛉ · May 1

    I see the Wuhan restaurant, and almost wondered; is Viking Life Guy in Portland???? Denmark looks like she has a lot of bricks.

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      lol. There were also a Wuhan restaurant in one of the pictures in the Ulrik Plesner post.

      Yes, all old buildings are pretty much built in bricks. Sometimes they have “painted” the bricks.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · May 2

        That is a stunning picture. Double rainbows are good luck, I’m told.

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      • Viking Life Blog · May 2

        Yeah, there are a lot of good pictures on Wikipedia/Wikipedia Commons.
        Double rainbow are rare so it’s luck to see one to begin with. 🙂

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      A smaller number of old buildings are half-timbered.

      The Frihavn Station has been moved 2 or three times.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · May 2

        Looks a dite out of place next to that big scary cyber cube looking thing.

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      • Viking Life Blog · May 2

        Yeah, the Station use to be next to the railway place where the “trainships” to Sweden use to harbour. Then they built the bridge to Sweden and that part of the harbour became for living and offices.

        They move the station building to the northen part of the harbour and later moved it to where it stands now. Close to where is was to begin with.

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      Corner building between Østerbrogade and Nordre Frihavnsgade at the square Trianglen in Østerbro in Copenhagen.

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      The apartment building Øresunds Borg at the corner of Landskronagade and Østerbrogade in Østerbro in Copenhagen.

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      The street Østerbrogade at Lille Triangel in Østerbro in Copenhagen.

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      The street Østerbrogade at J.E. Ohlsens Gade in Østerbro in Copenhagen.

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      Buildings at the corner of Strandboulevarden and Østerbrogade in Østerbro in Copenhagen.

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      An apartment building at Østerbrogade in Østerbro in Copenhagen.

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    • Viking Life Blog · May 1

      Østerbrogade in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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