Palmar Kristmundsson Arkitekt launch at DesignMarch 2014

The launch was a wild success. Several hundred people joined us at the Höfðatorg Tower in Reykjavík for the celebration of Palmar Kristmundsson's uniquely stunning architecture. Check out more photos from the launch here.

Book Launch: Palmar Kristmundsson Arkitekekt

A new monograph celebrating the work of Icelandic architect Pálmar Kristmundsson will be feted on the 20th floor of the Höfðatorg tower, accompanied by an exhibition of design and architectural objects produced by PK Arkitektar. The book is published by Arvinius + Orfeus in Sweden, the Nordic region's leading architecture and design publisher. PK arkitektar is nominate d for the 2014 Architizer award for their projects Árborg and Turninn.

You're invited to the first Genus Loci evening: A seminar on women in architecture

New Release – Museum in the Dock, BIG Architects

How does one breathe new life into an abandoned dry dock? BIG architects have designed an extraordinary museum to revive Denmark’s proud maritime history. The Danish Maritime Museum fits into a unique historical and spatial context between one of Denmark’s most important buildings – the world-famous Kronborg Castle – and a new, ambitious cultural centre. In order to preserve the dock as an open, outdoor space, BIG has placed the museum underground, just outside the wall of a dry dock in a formerly abandoned shipyard.

 

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Author Bruce Peter takes us on a tour of the new Museet for Søfart in Helsingør, Denmark. In text, photographs and architectural drawings, Peter documents this remarkable adventure in architecture, civil and structural engineering.

New Release – SUPERKILEN

Created by BIG, landscape firm Topotek1 and artists Superflex, Superkilen is a kilometre-long urban park wedged within one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenging neighbourhoods in Denmark. This book celebrates the dawn of a new type of urban public space.

 

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The project triggers the imagination, exploring the idea of a plural “we” and advocating for community as a collective experience of otherness. Superkilen is composed of globally-sourced objects from 60 different countries – the 60 nationalities of the people inhabiting the area surrounding it – ranging from exercise gear from muscle beach Los Angeles to sewage drains from Israel, palm trees from China and neon signs from Qatar and Russia. This book invites readers behind the scenes of the making of Superkilen, through the reflections of its creators, and discusses the project's relationship with changes in the conception of public space and to the increasing expectations of public investments.

 

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NORDIC ARCHITECTS Ebbs and Flows

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Arvinius förlag is expanding its acclaimed list of architectural reference books with Nordic Architects - Ebbs and Flows. The book features world famous architects such as BIG, Wingårdh's and Snøhetta, as well as the exotic architecture of the Atlantic nations Iceland and the Faroe Islands, with local heroes such as Arkís and MAP arkitektar, alongside wit rising Scandinavian stars, such as Mia Hägg.

 

To be launched in September 2013. New title by Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing.

 

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FRESH! THE IRRESISTIBLE APPEAL OF WINGÅRDH'S ARCHITECTURE

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For 30 years Wingårdhs has been a leading architect's office in Sweden. They have been at the forefront of a new type of Nordic architecture. Drama and sensualism have been added to a functionalist tradition. Read more...

  

PÁLMAR KRISTMUNDSSON ARKITEKTAR

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To be launched in 2013

PK ARKITEKTAR is an Iceland-based architecture and design studio established in 1986 by Pálmar Kristmundsson. The practice has enjoyed significant success in competitions, and its work has been widely published and exhibited. 

 

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DORTE MANDRUP

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To be launched 2014

The Danish architect Dorte Mandrup is one of the most aesthetic originals as well as one of the most socially committed such of her generation. Her houses prevail as the best of Scandinavian tradition. Down to the very smallest detail, they communicate both with those for whom they are built aswell as with the public space around them.

 

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Competition: five PK monographs to be won on Dezeen

We've teamed up with Dezeen to give readers the chance to win five monographs of work by Icelandic architect Pálmar Kristmundsson.

Pálmar Kristmundsson Arkitekt follows the career of Pálmar Kristmundsson, who set up the Iceland-based architecture and design studio PK Arkitektar in 1986. The book begins with Kristmundsson's makeshift fishing structures and ends with recent projects by PK Arkitektar. Projects include a holiday home near Reykjavik that offers panoramic views of the dramatic Icelandic landscape and a minimal white house in a suburb of the Icelandic capital with a wall clad in slabs of red volcanic stone. The 240-page book includes a text by the architect himself along with sections by Daniel Golling, Julie Cirelli and Gert Wingårdh. Enter the competition here! 

Architizer A+ Awards

Congratulations to A+O collaborators PK Arkitekter and BIG Architects for winning the 2014 Architizer A+ awards! PK won for their Árborg vacation house, located on the banks of the Hvita river, a two-hour drive East of Reykjavik. Árborg is featured in our most recent release, Palmar Kristmundsson Arkitekt, which is available to order here.

 

BIG won for the Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør, located inside a formerly-abandoned dry dock. Curious to know more? A+O released a book about the project, Museum in the Dock, which can be ordered here.

Palmar Kristmundsson Arkitekt, PK Arkitektar

For our lovers of Icelandic architecture, a little sneak peak inside our new monograph, Palmar Kristmundsson Arkitekt, which launches next month at Design March in Reykjavík. The book follows Kristmundsson’s journey from his first encounters with vernacular Japanese architecture in the small fishing village of Þingeyri, to his rise to one of the most prominent figures in Icelandic architecture today. He is an architect whose eye is as observant to the contour of the landscape as to the details of a door handle – or, as Gert Wingårdh describes him in the book's introduction, a "master of extremes".

 

PK Arkitektar is an Iceland-based architecture and design studio established in 1986 by the architect Pálmar Kristmundsson. The practice has enjoyed significant success in competitions, and its work has been widely published and exhibited. Born and raised in the Westfjords – a harsh yet stunning part of northwestern Iceland – Pálmar Kristmundsson received his architectural education in Aarhus, Denmark, and was granted a long scholarship in Japan. Through the many ravishing pictures featured in this book, one can trace this cultural and geographical heritage in the graphic volumes signifying PK’s architecture in Iceland and elsewhere.

 

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Launch party – Dark Arkiteker

Please join us in Oslo for the release of Dark Arkitekter!

New Release – Dark Arkitekter

As Dark Arkitekter turns the corner on 25 years, an opportunity arises to reexamine the office's influence in Norwegian architecture. Dark's consistently creative and expansive oevre has evolved to include projects like Barcode, whose significance in international architecture cannot be understated. Today, Dark Arkitekter is one of Norway's most expansive architectural offices, consistently delivering creative solutions with a high degree of functionality. This volume tells the story of the Dark's rise to success and presents a wide range of their production over the last two-and-a-half decades, with essays by legendary architecture critics Hans Ibelings and Hugo Lauritz Jenssen.

 

The architecture of Dark is never a statement for its own sake, and if it is read as a statement at all, it is a declaration of how a building should behave in the company of others, and consequently how people could use it as a shelter, a tool or a backdrop for their urbane demeanour. Hans Ibelings, Urban civility: The Localized Architecture of Dark

 

Adrift on the city’s architectural sea of trivial buildings and soporific streets, rich rewards await those whose eye is as alert and obsessive as that of Captain Ahab aboard the Pequod. Hugo Lauritz Jenssen, Reliquaries. Or the Noble Art of Whale Spotting

Release of Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery tonight at Liljevalchs in Stockholm

Please join us for the release of Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery, written by Inger Wästberg and featuring the work of Sweden's most innovative jewellery makers. Wednesday, 16 October from 18:00-20:00.

New release – CONTEMPORARY SWEDISH ART JEWELLERY

The latest title from Arvinius + Orfeus explores the riveting world of jewellery artists, written by jewellery expert Inger Wästberg and designed by Studio Parasto Backman.

 

Contemporary Swedish art jewellery is a far cry from what is perceived as typically Swedish. Today’s jewellery artists engage with and reflect on problems in society using a material vocabulary that goes far beyond precious metals and gemstones. This book explores how art jewellery has at last taken its rightful place in the world of contemporary art. Jewellery historian Inger Wästberg has produced a volume that serves as a reference source for curators, collectors and other artists. Thirty-one Swedish jewellery artists are represented from the 1990s to today, with an introduction by Inger Wästberg and a foreword by David Revere McFadden, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

 

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Master of Paper-Cut, book release 23 July

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Karen Bit Vejle uses her pair of scissors as her brush when she creates her beautiful images of art in paper. To be published by Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing in July 2013.

 

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MUNCH BY OTHERS - BOOK RELEASE ON SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2013

MUNCH AGAIN - ADAPTED BY OTHERS

Many of Edvard Munch's iconic images have become universally understood cultural metaphors. The Scream is one of the most widely known art works in the world, but is reproduced as much in adapted and interpreted versions as Munch's original version.

This book presents a large number of artists from our time who have been influenced by Munch, and all carry forward a heritage from the Norwegian master in their own interpretations and adaptions.

The many ways Munch is seen by others are unexpected and reveal both his constant relevance and deep impact on modern art.

Bookrelease and exhibition opening at Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Tonsberg, June 8th!

LATERAL THINKING – A New Book about Monica Förster

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Monica Förster’s first monograph is a generous book illustrating more than 15 years of successful collaborations with some of our most well known producers, from Italian brands such as Tecno, De Padova and Cappelini to Swedish brands like Swedese and Offecct.

 

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