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SCANDINAVIAN MODERN HOUSES 5

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN HOUSES 5

 

OLAVI KOPONEN

Villa Riviera, Finland

 

MOGENS LASSEN

House by Julsø, Denmark

 

FINN JUHL

Summerhouse in North Zealand, Denmark

 

SCHMIDT. HAMMER. LASSEN

Vacation House by the North Sea, Denmark

 

STUDIO GRANDA

Hof Country Residence, Iceland

  

PEKKA HELIN

Villa Snow White, Finland

 

SVERRE FEHN

Villa Busk, Norway

 

ARNE KORSMO

Villa Stenersen, Norway

 

LUND HAGEM

Cabin Knudtzon, Kvitfjell, Norway

 

HÖGNA SIGURDARDÓTTIR

Hafsteinnshus, Iceland

 

BENGT ESPEN KNUTSEN

Cabin Grimnes, Kvitfjell, Norway

 

234 colourpages in hardcover

Photography: Per Nagel

Text: Vibe Udsen, architect m.a.a.

LIVING ARCHITECTURE presents volume 5 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 favourites. 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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