About us

IKAROS Press is a small high-quality publisher within the domains of art, architecture, landscape, urbanism, design, and planning. 


IKAROS Press distributes nationally and internationally by means of leading distribution channels. 


IKAROS Press mirrors the myth about Ikaros, which implies both a transcendence of norms and the privileged overview.


IKAROS Press has as its mission to empower the crossover between art and science without compromising each their set of quality norms, which requires both insight and a good dose of daring.


IKAROS Press prioritizes creative collaboration between the author, the editor, and the graphic designer and handles every publication task as unique and the process as a joint journey.




IKAROS Press was founded in 2009 by Kristian Berg Nielsen and active under his auspice until he passed away in 2013. He was previously an associate professor at the Aarhus School of Architecture, teaching and researching architecture theory and history, and for many years responsible for their publications. Today, IKAROS Press is run by its co-founder, Ellen Braae, architect, landscape architect, and urbanist. She is a professor at the University of Copenhagen, an active researcher and architect also a member of the Danish Academy, and thus experienced within the fields of academic, artistic, and editorial work.