Today is the day when Bjarke Ingels’ new building AARhus begins its building process by Bassin 7 by Aarhus Ø. The building will be mentioned in our coming book, the third in our Nordic New Golden Age series, where we also made an interview with Bjarke Ingels on his visions with modern living and his housing projects. For today’s occasion, we here give you a little quote from the interview;
“There is potential in all programmatic types and scales for answering to the climate and culture and conditions of a place.”
– Bjarke Ingels
View of the new AARhus building. Rendering by Bjarke Ingels Group
– 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.
A pile of ‘Nordic Architecture’ and ‘Global Danish Architecture’ books are on their way to Italy, to be sold at the 15th Biennale di Venezia di Archittetura – May 28 to November 27 -, and thus to be found in either of our latest bookshop cooperations; BF Padiglione Centrale Electa and Cordierie dell’Arsenale Electa. Pay them a visit and see what Nordic Architecture books look like in the company of its international likes.
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