In just a few short years, Norwegian-Swedish architects Ekberg Lous in Oslo have soared to the top as one of Norway’s most interesting firms. Now their winning entry for a visitor centre in a windy UNESCO listed archipelago is becoming reality.
A sense for wood
Through the glass ceiling
In one decade, she has breathed life into a stiffening art form that seemed to die as fast as the Smålandian glassworks closed down. Form met Åsa Jungnelius for a chat about glass, art and rebellion.
The Tomteboda sorting office is a monument to an era in Sweden’s history when faith in the future was as strong as in that of large-scale solutions. Tor Lindstrand and Karin Alfredsson alighted the train for a wander through concrete and art.
If the world renowned architecture firm BIG is a high-tech bag from Nike full of bright signal colours and electronic gadgets, then the young firm Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter is a rucksack from Haglöfs in rough canvas and straps of natural leather.
With her Pop tea pot, ceramicist Inger Persson created a modern Swedish classic. Now, she looks back at a long career in the service of clay, water and fire.
Mind and matter
For Bernhard Tschumi, content is more important than style. Leo Gullbring met the starchitect for a talk about existential architecture in his office by Manhattan’s Union Square.