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Perspectives on Nordic architecture & design

#5 Steven Holl

– Nordic Light and Shadow are keys to the building section. Openings are organized around sun angles which never get above 47 °. Every year the Director [of  the Knut Hamsun center], Bodil Børset, sends me photos of the last horizontal band of sunlight to penetrate before the weeks of winter darkness.

Quote from his article ‘Nordic Shadow’ in our publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design, 4 ed.

Steven Holl (1947) is an American practicing architect of partly Norwegian origin, and professor at Columbia University, New York. The owner of Steven Holl Architects, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

The Hamsum center by Steven Holl Architects, in Hamarøy, Norway, 2009. All photos by Steven Holl Architects.

The Hamsum center by Steven Holl Architects, in Hamarøy, Norway, 2009. All photos by Steven Holl Architects.