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

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

 

ROSENBERGS ARCHITECTS

Rosenberg Architects is one of the leading representatives and renewers of Swedish "human modernism”. Beauty and functionality are given equal consideration in their work, in projects that by their poetic simplicity add a touch of elegance to daily life. Their architecture combines tactile materials with functional plans that make active use of Nordic light. Rosenberg is an industry leader when it comes to complex projects with a creative edge, and the firm’s rich history distinguishes them among Swedish architectural firms.

 

FACTS
Language: English
Authors: Peder Alton, Lars Marcus
Graphic design: Dalston
No. of pages: 224
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Flexi cover
Publication date: December 2014
ISBN 978-91-87543-10-4
Retail price: 48 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

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: February 2014
ISBN: 978-91-87543-29-6
Retail price: 52 EURO

 

 

 

 

 

 

K2S

Their canopy at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki propelled Finnish K2S Architects to well-deserved fame. They have followed that winning effort with projects characterised by strong design concepts, leading the functionalistic tradition of Finnish architecture into the 20th century. The Kamppi Chapel of Silence, which opened in Helsinki in 2012, has already become an iconic landmark of the Finnish capital. This book presents the wider scope of K2S’ work, which proves that they’re not only masters of grand gestures but can deftly handle a range of scales and challenges, from residential buildings, hospitals and schools, to the tiniest Finnish sauna.

 

FACTS
Language: English
No. of pages: 224
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Softcover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN 978-91-87543-20-3
Retail price: 50 EUR

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: 2014
ISBN: 978-91-87543-43-6
Retail price: 52 EURO

THE QUEEN SONJA NORDIC ART AWARD: THREE TRAVELS

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway has a degree in art history and has been a practicing visual artist for many years. Her work with glass, jewellery art, photography and printmaking – as well as her collaborations with painter Ørnulf Opdahl and Kjell Nupen – are documented in this book, which relates the fascinating history of the Queen’s artistic development. Sales of the book benefit the Queen Sonja Nordic Art Award, which promotes the development of paper-based art.

 

FACTS
Author: Karin Hellandsjø
Language: Norwegian
Graphic design: Halvor Bodin /
Claudia Sandor
No. of pages: 176
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 2013
ISBN: 978-91-87543-41-8
Retail price: 48 EUR

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: 2014

ISBN: 978-91-85689-81-1

Retail price: 48 EURO

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
Editor: Marie Arvinius
Graphic design: Maria Sånge
No. of pages: 196
Format: 165 x 215 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN 978-91-85689-82-8
Retail price: 40 EURO

Dorte Mandrup

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: 978-91-85689-62-0

See the Light Hemsidan

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: 978-91-85689-63-7