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#4 Snaefellsstofa visitor centre

A locally rooted public realm in connection with the Icelandic nature

Extract from our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design:

“That [use of local larch] is perhaps the shortest distance we have ever gone for materials. We also used the vegetation from the foot of the building and moved it up onto the roof.”

Architect: ARKIS .  2010 . Vatnajökull, Iceland . 750 m2

 

 

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All photos by Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson & Birgir Teitsson

Perspectives on Nordic architecture & design

#4 Kenneth Frampton

– A number of seemingly spontaneous developments over the past half century have made it increasingly difficult to continue with the “tradition of the new” in any significant way. If we intended, by this term, the unfinished liberative modern projects as this has been cherished by progressive thinkers since the beginning of the Enlightenment.

Quote from his article ‘On the Tradition of the New’ in our publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design 4 ed.

Kenneth Frampton (1930), British architect, critic, historian. Ware professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.