DORTE MANDRUP ARKITEKTER

 

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 as well as with the public space around them. Dorte Mandrup never builds without taking a stand. Nor is she ever dull. Her special relationship to reality is apparent in everything from the boldest play with rooms and forms to the delicate restoration of a Danish classic such as Arne Jacobsen’s Munkegård School. Through a long interview, a critical essay and an illustrated presentation of her work, the book portrays Dorte Mandrup and her work, including several exciting unrealised projects.

 

FACTS

Editor: Tomas Lauri

Author: Christian Bundegaard

Language: English

Graphic design: Nille Svensson

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Bindning: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-91-91980756-5-6

SEE THE LIGHT

 

See the Light is an inspirational book about Nordic light and light design. Generous image material makes lighting easy to understand, and even complex concepts like visual perception and light factors become lively and engaging. This book illustrates everything from spectacular outdoor lighting to original interior solutions, as well as comparative images that teach us to see the difference between various lighting designs. Author Svante Pettersson, a lighting designer highly acclaimed both in his native Sweden and internationally, writes personally about his philosophy of lighting, addressing everyone from architects to students and DIY enthusiasts.

 

FAKTA

Language: English and Swedish

Author: Svante Pettersson

Graphic Design: Dalston

No. of Pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Softcover

ISBN: 978-91-87543-23-4

LUND HAGEM ARCHITECTS: VILLAS AND SMALL HOUSES

 

Norway’s Lund Hagem Arkitekter is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. For each building, the firm deftly analyses the built and natural landscape, determining which parts of a site should remain unbuilt, and which microclimates would best lend themselves to domestic living. Established in 1984, the firm has staked their reputation on their unique sensitivity to the interplay between form, material and the building’s already-existing surroundings. Impressions from the landscape and local buildings create a vocabulary they use as their basis for creating modern architecture rooted in the Nordic tradition. This book showcases the firm’s small buildings and cabins, in which the interplay between built and unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect.

 

FACTS
Language: English
Editor: Julie Cirelli
No. of pages: 224
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Softcover
Publication date: December 2014
ISBN 978-91-87543-36-4
Retail price: 48 EURO

CONTEMPORARY SAMI ART AND DESIGN

 

This book is the first international presentation of contemporary artists and designers in the region Sápmi, an area spanning northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwestern Russia. Sami traditions, both historically and from today, are inspirational sources for these contemporary artists and designers. This book presents works produced by more than 40 leading artists, both established and emerging – a reference book for anyone with an interest in expressions of contemporary art and design from the Sami region.

 

FACTS
Language: English
Editor: Julie Cirelli
Graphic Design: Vanessa Sahlman
No. of pages: 304
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN: 978-91-87543-29-6
Retail price: 52 EURO

 

3XN – BUILDING THE BANK OF FUTURE

 

Through an innovative interpretation of their client’s core values, 3XN materializes the ideas

of openness, simplicity and care in a modern office space for Swedbank’s new headquarters

in Stockholm. Author Thomas Dixon explores how 3XN’s emphasis on transparency,

Scandinavian simplicity and a dynamic social environment creates an inviting democratic

space while reducing energy consumption. The new headquarters has been awarded a

Gold certification from Miljöbyggnad, the Swedish sustainability rating system, supporting

Swedbank’s core values of social and environmental sustainability.

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Texts: Thomas Dickason

Graphic design: Rasmus Koch Studio

Photo: Adam Mørk

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-14-2 (eng)

ISBN: 978-91-87543-18-0 (swe)

Retail price: 48 EUR

 

 

 

 

 

PRINCE EUGEN'S WORLD OF FLOWERS

 

This book tells the exciting story of how the Swedish Prince Eugen took interest in flowers and plants, and presents his own design of a flower pot, which has been a sales success for nearly a century. With the florist working at Waldemarsudde as a cicerone, we learn how the flowers played an important role when the Prince lived at Waldemarsudde, and how important they still are at this beautiful artist home in Stockholm. The florist also present inspiring tips on how to arrange flowers in the famous pots, as table decorations and in the garden.

 

FACTS
Language: English

Photo: Yanan Li
Graphic design: Maria Sånge
No. of pages: 196
Format: 165 x 215 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN 978-91-87543-31-9

Retail price: 40 EURO

WALDEMARSUDDE

 

Waldemarsudde is the famous home of the Swedish Prince and painter Eugen. Today it is much more than a royal painter’s home with it’s important art collections, museum building, park and rosery. This is a substantial book on the life and work of the Prince and the history of this extremely beautiful location with a great number of photographs produced for the book.

 

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 320

Format: 252 x 258 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015/16

ISBN: 978-91-87543-30-2

Retail price: 48 EURO

MILLESGÅRDEN: THE HOME AND ART OF CARL MILLES

 

Stockholm’s Millesgården is one of the most exciting artists’ homes in the world. Built in 1908 and designed by architect Carl M. Bengtsson for the sculptor Carl Milles, it became a public building in the 1930s. Today, Millesgården is an innovative art museum surrounded by terraces, fountains, stairways, sculptures and columns, coupled with a diversity of vegetation and an immense vista across the waters of Värtan from the rocky heights of Herserud. This uniquely beautiful setting, one of Sweden’s foremost tourist attractions, welcomes thousands of visitors every year. The rich history of the building is presented in this book with historical and contemporary photographs, illustrating one of the jewels in Sweden’s crown.

 

FACTS
Language: English
No. of pages: 304
Format: 248 x 272 mm
Photo: Yanan Li
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2015
ISBN: 978-91-87543-32-6
Retail price: 52 EURO

Dorte Mandrup

NORDIC INTERIOR ARCHITECTS

Nordic Interior Architects features the work of the most talented interior architects from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. In interviews with more than 40 of the Nordic region’s top interior architects, author David Sokol detects the common denominator for Nordic interior architecture today and pinpoints the originality of each architect, illustrated with unique pictures – many of which have never been published before.

 

FACTS
Language: English
No. of pages: 408
Format: 210 x 260 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2015
ISBN: 978-91-87543-19-7
Retail price: 58 EUR

JDS: HOLMENKOLLEN SKI JUMP

 

Since 1892, the ski jump Holmenkollen has hosted legendary competitions, including the 1952 Winter Olympics. Along with Wimbledon and the Wembley arenas, Holmenkollen Ski Jump is the world’s most visited sports facility. Unfortunately, its formerly small stature cost Oslo to lose their bid for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. To remedy the situation, Oslo put out a call for a new Holmenkollen. Belgium office JDS (Julian de Smets, now with offices in Denmark, Brazil and China) competed against 103 other firms and won the commission in 2008. This book documents the spectacular results: a ski jump whose breathtaking stature and fluid design have garnered accolades the world over. Thanks to JDS, Oslo’s standing as a world-leader in winter sports has been restored.

 

FACTS
Language: English
No. of pages: 224
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN: 978-91-980756-07-0
Retail price: 48 EUR

FUTURE PEOPLE’S PALACE: REMAKINIG THE ARCIHITECTURE OF THE WELFARE STATE

 

The mass housing produced during the Swedish welfare state’s “Million Programme”

(1965-1974) has been heavily debated since the Swedish society’s abrupt shift during the

oil crises of the 1970s. Future People’s Palaces provides an overview of this history and

presents architectural projects that take on the complexities of renovating those buildings

now. In part the challenges are technical, in part they are social and in large part they

concern how these projects live in the collective consciousness through their mediation.

 

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Editors: Ola Wessel, Jennifer Mack,

Time Ainsworth Anstey

Designer: Martin Frostner

No. of pages: 224

Format: 170 x 200 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN: 978-91-980756-8-7

Retail price: 35 EURO

NORWEGIAN INTERIOR ARCHITECTS

 

Renown for its top architects, Norway also boasts of some of the most talented interior

architects active today. This book celebrates the leading interior architects of Norway

by featuring their best works of the past four years. Norwegian Interior Architects looks

at 30 acclaimed interior architecture projects, including Snøhetta’s meaningful Maggie’s

Cancer Center in Aberdeen, the famous Halden Prison by Beate Ellingsen and Kristin

Jarmund’s stunning Troldsalen in Bergen, to illustrate the high quality and wide variation

found in modern interior architecture of Norway.

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 144

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-03-6

Retail price: 26 EUR

CONTEMPORARY DANISH ILLUSTRATION

 

In today’s digital world, where the computer has taken over so many aspects of the artist’s

earlier role in visual communication, there has been a growing movement among talented

young Danish illustrators who are working at the intersection of art and illustration. This

book presents a documentary snapshot of contemporary Danish illustration today. It is a

physical and visual collection of 36 of the most talented and prominent Danish illustrators

and their work.

 

FACTS

Language: English and Danish

Graphic design: Waaitt

No. of pages: 232

Format: 210 x 280 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-12-8

Retail price: 48 EURO

ÅKESTAM HOLST

 

Named Sweden’s top advertising agency ten times since 2003, Åkestam Holst is the

unrivalled leader of Swedish advertising bureaus. Their many accolades confirm the

agency’s aspiration since its founding in 1998 – the desire to build strong relationships with

clients who share a belief in the power and possibilities of alternative communication. Since

then, a long list of domestic clients, big and small, have added their names to Åkestam

Holst’s roster. On the international scene, the agency has won 20 Cannes Lion awards

and was crowned the world’s fifth best digital marketing agency by Britain’s The Won

Report. This monograph tells the story of Åkestam Holst’s rise to success through their

unique talent for reinterpreting the artificial and old-fashioned division between traditional

and digital advertising.

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Author: Carin Fredlund

Graphic design: Dalston Creative

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-13-5 (eng)

ISBN: 978-91-87543-16-6 (swe)

Retail price: 48 EURO

KRISTIN JARMUND

 

Characterised by her aesthetic understanding and admirable detailing, workmanship and

expressiveness, the works of Kristin Jarmund Architects relate to functionalism but with a

reinterpretation and refinement of this idiom. Founded by Jarmund in 1985, this leading

Norwegian architectural firm strives for solutions with simplicity in form and function with

an emphasis on the human dimension. This monograph explores the rich history of one of

Norway’s finest firms, tracing back to Fyrstikkterrassen, a multipurpose commercial building

in Oslo, which put Jarmund on the map as a rising star in Norwegian architecture. Since

then, Kristin Jarmund Architects have designed a plethora of important and iconic buildings

of varying sizes and purposes, including Nydalen Metro Station, award-winning Gulskogen

School and the Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu. In 2010, Jarmund was awarded the

prestigious Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects’ Award for her

outstanding work in architecture and society.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Julie Cirelli

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-06-7

Retail price: 48 EURO

JONAS LINDVALL

 

Though ostensibly the works of Jonas Lindvall may fit into the Nordic tradition, his rejection

of any particular style or trend sets him apart from his contemporaries. Unlike the wider

Swedish design scene which largely revolves around Stockholm, Lindvall chooses to

continue his work from Malmö, his hometown, and spans the disciplines of architecture

and furniture design. Among his most iconic designs to date are his Oak and Papa chairs

for Skandiford – simple, beautiful concepts with a nod to the Scandinavian modern style. In

addition to design and residential projects, Lindvall also takes on commercial architecture

and interior design – from offices to retail schemes – with memorable results. His interior

design for the Japanese restaurant Izakaya Koi won the Golden Chair Award in 2005. This

monograph invites readers to explore his impressive back catalogue and sneak a peek at

projects in the pipeline.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Tomas Lauri

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-08-1

Retail price: 48 EURO

BARCODE

 

The long, narrow buildings of the Barcode Project grandly overlook a former dock and

industrial area in central Oslo. Consisting of a row of new multi-purpose high-rise buildings

– due to be completed in 2014 – it has been designed by leading Norwegian and international

architects. This book explores the Barcode principle, which through its segmented

construction contributes to openness, light penetration, and transparency in an otherwise

built-up area, and celebrates a building that, even before its completion, has already

become an international sensation.

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN 978-91-87543-17-3

Retail price: 48 EUR

NEW WAYS OF COMMUNICATION – EXPOLOGY

 

Expology is a state-of-the-art experimental exhibition and experience design consultancy.

They create concepts and deliver solutions for knowledge-based arenas such as science

centres, museums, visitor/experience centres and brand/identity spaces. They specialize

in communicating complex content in an engaging way through experiential learning

and interaction. Expology has offices in Norway, Sweden and Romania, as well as an

expansive international network of external collaborators. Expology has a unique approach

to communication based on the philosopher Confucius (551-497 BC) and his statement:

“I hear and I forget/I see and I remember/I do and I understand”. This book presents

outstanding examples of their work that would be interesting both to communication

specialists and laypeople alike.

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2014

ISBN 978-91-87543-47-0

Retail price: 48 EUR

CAJSA VON ZEIPEL (FIRST IN THE SERIES ON NORDIC CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS)

 

Cajsa von Zeipel is an emerging Swedish artist who has already been recognized with

several notable awards and scholarships for her sculptural work. With references to fashion

and teen culture, as well as Renaissance masters and classical sculptural tradition, her

large-scale sculptures are often modelled in polystyrene and then covered with a layer

of plaster. With their polished white surfaces, the unclothed figures and the realistic

depictions of tall, slender characters – most often young women or teenage girls – are

simultaneously appealing and scary. Details such as platform shoes and ponytails serve

as indications of a sub-cultural affiliation, and the figures are often involved in subversive

homoerotic games with a dark undertone. These works have focused on issues related

to contemporary expressions in popular culture, questions of gender and explorations of

female sexuality. This is the first book about this exciting young sculptor, who is already

claiming her place in the international contemporary art world.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Photo: Espen Grønli

No. of pages: 304

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN 978-91-980756-9-4

Retail price: 52 EURO