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Venice Biennale 2012: Light Houses, On the Nordic Common Ground / Nordic Pavilion

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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.

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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.

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Cite:David Basulto. "Venice Biennale 2012: Light Houses, On the Nordic Common Ground / Nordic Pavilion" 29 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/267117/venice-biennale-2012-light-houses-on-the-nordic-common-ground-nordic-pavilion/>