To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nordic Pavilion designed by Pritzker laureate Sverr Fehn in 1962, “Light Houses: On the Nordic Common Ground” invites 32 architects from Finland, Sweden and Norway born in that year to present a model of a conceptual house that reflects their philosophy. The models not only offer a visual proposal, but some also include smells, sounds or tactile experiences.
Contemporary Nordic architectural culture offers both exemplary approaches and significant constructed works addressing these challenging circumstances. The classic hallmarks of Nordic architecture – simplified form, frugal use of materials and sensitive treatment of daylight and the natural setting – embody the basic principles of responsible, sustainable architecture.
The included firms are: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Nordmark & Nordmark, Sanaksenaho Architects, Fantastic Norway, ALA Architects, Kjellander+Sjöberg, Atelier Oslo, Marge Arkitekter, Lundén Österlund Wikar, In Praise of Shadows Architecture, Verstas Architects, Space Group, JKMM Architects, manthey kula, Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects, General Architecture, Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Avanto Architects, petra gipp arkitektur, Elding Oscarson, K2S Architects, Arkitektstudio Widjedal Racki, Anttinen Oiva Architects, Brendeland & Kristoffersen architects, Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects, happyspace, Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter, NOW, C-O-M-B-I-N-E, Lassila Hirvilammi Architects, Rintala Eggertsson Architects. You can see the individual models of each office in our previous article.