If rooms could speak – what would they tell us? This question is the starting point of the following graphic novel by the Danish comic artist Halfdan Pisket. The two protagonists talk about how buildings affect our well-being, our health and our emotions. The latest scientific findings show that the three areas are closely interlinked. Together, they form the basis for successful building design and operation.

Cartoon by Halfdan Pisket
Text by Jakob Schoof

In all the projects shown in this issue, the built form was key to the daylighting concept – from the Pantheon’s oculus to the golden triangular skylights of the Australian Islamic Centre. Discover the hidden geometries and proportions of the buildings as you browse through the magazine!
Halfdan Pisket (born 1985) is a Danish artist, graphic novelist and VJ. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in 2009 and, in the following years, published a number of underground comics: Violence (with author Hans Otto Jørgensen, 2009), Hail the Darklord (2012) and Locksmith Files (2012). His recent books, Desert Eagle (2014) Cockroach (2015) and Dansker (2016) form a graphic novel trilogy that deals with the life of Pisket’s father. In 2015, the Danish Arts Foundation awarded Halfdan Pisket a three-year scholarship, the first time ever that a graphic novelist received this recognition.