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NEW NORDIC ARCHITECTURE AND IDENTITY


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013
Hardcover
216 pages
250 color, 5 b&w.
ISBN: 9788792877062

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In recent years, many Nordic architects have returned to the materials used by their modernist forbearers (Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Jørn Utzon)-materials such as brick, pine, granite and concrete-developing a new regionialist idiom for Norway that has garnered much acclaim around the world.

New Nordic Architecture & Identity offers a critical exploration of the current global interest in Nordic-ness, attempting to determine whether certain special "Nordic" features recur in architecture, and whether this involves a fundamental formal idiom that is regularly reinterpreted. Is there a Nordic architectural identity? And if so, how has this Nordic identity developed in relation to the rest of the world? This volume looks at buildings by Snøhetta, Jarmund/Vignaes, Lassila Hirvilammi, Johan Celsing, Lundgaard & Tranberg, Bjarke Ingels Group and Studio Granda, highlighting their new uses of "traditional" Nordic materials.

 

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