SPOR: Norwegian architecture 2005-2010

The exhibition presents new Norwegian architecture. SPOR: Norwegian architecture 2005-2010 shows the qualities of individual works and points out development trends of social significance.  The works selected range from the small lay-by and private housing via building complexes with infrastructure to the major town transformations of recent years. By using various types of presentation and new media, the exhibition manages to communicate a composite picture of recent years’ Norwegian architecture both at home and abroad. 

The exhibition is the seventh in a series on contemporary architecture from 1968 to today. By presenting and problematising excerpts from all of the six previous exhibitions, this year’s exhibition also embraces the growth of today’s internationally recognised Norwegian architecture.

Juvet landskapshotell@Jiri Havran
Friday 06.05-Sunday 21.08.2011 When
Nasjonalmuseet-Arkitektur, Bankplassen 3 Where

In the Culture Quarter in Ålesund, in the space between the Jugendstil Centre and the art museum KUBE with a view of the sound and Fjellstua a wicket hay barn is being built. This is a traditional style of construction in a highly unusual setting. It is a flexible building system, making effective use of the building material.

Hay barns in Sunnmøre are made of crooked and curved wood to whatever size you need. We build a three-frame structure and cover it with a glass roof, as big, as high and elaborate as the material will allow. 

Photo: Asgeir Kvernberg

1-2 Grindløe
Sunday 15.05-Saturday 13.08.2011 When
Ålesund Where
Jon Eirik Jerve, 92046630, jej@husark.no Contact

-How small does a cabin have to be for one to be able to enjoy a coffee on its steps?

Small cabins are a tribute to the simple, the near and the authentic, values that are dear to most but that perhaps have become more distant with our affluence and over-insulated walls.  The aim of the installation is to get people to listen.  To the wind, the silence, to feel raindrops drumming on the roof, to sense the song of nature. 

This art installation consists of three small cabins of four square metres set up in spectacular scenery.  Experience the cabins by using them both on day trips and for overnight stays.

Partners: Flekkefjord Council, Solveig Egeland

Friday 17 - Saturday 25.06.2011 When
Hidra, Flekkefjord Kommune Where
Solveig Egeland, www.smaahytter.no Contact

organized by

The Year of Architecture is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Association of Norwegian Architects

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