An 8-storey primary school with the expression of a townhouse
Extract from our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design:
“The protrusion of every classroom as a bay window in the facade has several advantages […] The bay windows ensure that you can look into the building, and the facade creates a new type of classroom from the inside.”
– 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.
Seaside dwellings at the harbour front in scenic Stavanger
Extract from our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Landscape:
“Inspired by the unique setting on the harbour front, the Waterfront blurs the boundary between the urban space and the dramatic landscape by appearing as a mountain range of wood at the interface of the city and the fjord.”
Architect: AART Architects . 2014 . Stavanger, Norway . 19,500 m2 . Collaboration with Kraftverk . WAN Residential Award 2014 . Nominated for MIPIM Awards 2015
Photo by Adam Mørk of Copenhagen Soil Center (Christiansen & Co Architects)
#3 Francesco Ranocchi
– (…) The presence of a primary structure can be either a formal one, or merely conceptual. Elsewhere we have defined it as Icastic architecture, this product of the complex relationship between culture industry and construction industry: a semantic reduction that progressively invests the architecture of the century, thus erasing differences and antagonisms in favour of the capacity to become accumulable information.
Quote from his article ‘Icastic architecture and landscape’ in our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Landscape
Francesco Ranocchi (1962), Italian architect, critic and historian. Leader of AW-Architects and holds a PhD in contemporary art theory.
In April, we will participate in the London Book Fair 2016 to present our latest publications ‘A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Landscape‘ and ‘A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Design, Revised 4th edition‘.
– A number of the projects in this book owe a debt to that period’s [2004-present] ‘liberation of form’, and although the great utopias are absent – we can manage with less – they are examples of a pragmatic approach (…)
Quote from his article ‘Pragmatic perfection’ in our latest publication A New Golden Age Nordic Architecture & Landscape
Kim Dirckinck (1950), Danish Architect MAA, director of Bogværket, former director of Arkitektens forlag and senior researcher at the Centre for Sports and Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.