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NORDIC ARCHITECTURE

A warm welcome to our digital exhibition of the Nordic Architecture course 2021! _ The course has two main aims. First to give a brief introduction to Nordic architecture. Second to work with a concrete analysis of a particular building through model building.  Seven buildings, all outstanding housing projects on different scales and with very […]

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Terrace House

Location: Oslo, NorwayArchitect: Mogens Longborg, Anne-Tinne Kielland, OlavSelvaagCompleted: 1964 …gliding like swallows from mountain-top to mountain-toptill they reach the furthest plateaus along the edge of existence.By Tomas TranströmerFrom The Stones, translated by Patty Crane After the Second World War, Norway had big problems withhousing. Oslo was partly distroyed and there was scarcity ofconstrucition materials. The […]

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Søholm Row houses

Arne Jacobsen, 1945, Klampenborg, Denmark. “As is crystal clear in Arne Jacobsen’s work, love of nature and principles of technical refinement were not necessarily in conflict, but rather two aspects of a world view, in which general and specific are in mutual balance.“ The architect Arne Jacobsen’s work reflects both rationality and sophistication with his […]

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Vindmøllebakken

Helen & Hard, 2019, Stavanger, Norway. “Gaining by Sharing” The Vindmøllebakken co-living project is raised on old office grounds. It is constructed entirely out of wood. Privately owned apartments are built around 500 sqm shared space with different programs and a spacious indoor courtyard. Located in the centre of movement, the double height living room […]

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Kingohusene

Jørn Utzon, 1961, Helsingør, Denmark. “Like flowers on the branch of cherry tree, each turning toward the sun.” – Jørn Utzon Representing Nordic Architecture The Kingohusene are representing Nordic architecture by reflecting the Nordic culture. The houses are a celebration of light and openness to nature, but at the same time provides privacy and integrity. […]

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Naturhus

Bengt Warne, 1976, Saltsjöbaden, Sweden. A house that can take care of the force of nature to become self-sufficient.  Creating an ecosystem Food grows on the roof Water is collected Air is circulating “Nordic Architecture” The fact that Warne is designing this building with ecology in focus does not come as a chock, since it […]

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Aalto House

Alvar and Aino Aalto, 1935-36, Munkkiniemi, Finland. “Alvar and Aino Aalto worked as a team, charming people with their personalities. Architecture was life for the Aaltos, it was the essence of who they were.” Today, the Aalto couple is seen as pioneers in the area of architecture and design. In their private home and atelier […]

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Tapionsolu Houses

Kaija & Heikki Sirén, 1963-65, Tapiola – Espoo, Finland. They stand there earnestly, among the treetops.   Like spaceships that landed a long time ago.  And decided to stay.   A representation of international ideas translated into a Finnish expression of rationality, materiality and integrity. The project is a minimalist and mysterious work which have stood the test of […]