READERS' COMMENTS:

Nick Bayer. Washington DC, US:

"This is still another fine work from the dynamic duo of Vibe Udsen and Per Nagel. These houses are quietly elegant and timeless. They epitomize the singular synthesis of natural materials and understated design that makes Nordic architecture so endearing. As always, they are meticulously and generously documented with superb narrative and photography."



SCANDINAVIAN MODERN HOUSES 3
HELIN & CO.
Villa Tuulentupa, Finland 

GEHRDT BORNEBUSCH
Vacation House Hoff, Denmark 

LUND HAGEM
Vacation House Engh, Norway 

TERJE MOE 
Architect's own Home & Studio in Oslo 

ERIK KORSHAGEN
Architect’s own Vacation House, Denmark 

KNUD HOLSCHER
Summer House at Stenstrup Strand, Denmark 

OLLE ADRIN
Artist’s House on Gotland 

ALVAR AALTO
Architect's own Home & Studio, Helsinki 

ALVAR AALTO
Maison Louis Carré, France 

KNUT KNUTSEN
Architect's own Summer House, Norway 

WINGWINGÅRDH
The Mill House, Sweden 
  200 colourpages in hardcover
Photography: Per Nagel
Text: Vibe Udsen, architect, m.a.a.

LIVING ARCHITECTURE presents volume 3 of the book series SCANDINAVIAN MODERN HOUSES. It contains Per Nagel's new photographs of some of the most significant Scandinavian private houses built during the twentieth century to elucidate the distinctive character of Nordic architecture, and its fine interplay with the vast nature.

Nordic architects have developed a special awareness and sense of clarity concerning one of the most important elements for Northerners: the light! This sensibility for the different tonal qualities of light, and the extremely conscious use of light as the most important form producing and space-defining element, is perhaps the most remarkable common feature of Nordic architecture: The Spirit of Nordic Light!

The houses we feature are very different in plan, materials and construction. Though they were built in a span of time from the 1930's until today they are all strikingly modern - the power and quality of their architecture make them timeless.

We have primarily selected the houses reviewed in SCANDINAVIAN MODERN HOUSES on the basis of subjective, emotional criteria - we have chosen to present those houses that are among our personal favorites. Most of these private houses have never been opened for publication before.

Per Nagel´s evocative photographs depict the special quality of the Nordic light and convey the atmosphere of the outstanding houses in such a magnificent way that the reader can almost experience the feeling of being there.

 

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