While looking for works to feature on ArchDaily like a year and a half ago, I was going through a norwegian magazine I found at a friend’s house and saw an enigmatic copper building sitting in the snow: the Svalbard Science Centre (pictured above). Since it was in norwegian, all I could figure out was the name of the practice: JVA.
So I googled it and immediately got in touch with Einar Jarmund, one of the partners of JVA, and was able to see the high level of architectural production being done by this office, which you can see on the 11 works we have featured so far at ArchDaily. Since then, they became one of my favorite practices.
During this year the exhibition about their Work, “Lost in Nature”, has been on display in several cities and for the first time in North America. The exhibition is currently at the Washington University in St. Louis in the Steinberg Hall Architecture Gallery. It will be opened with a lecture by Einar Jarmund yesterday today, and it will be on display until November 29. If you are around, I highly recommend you to visit it.
During 2010 the exhibit will be at the State University of New York (Buffalo, NY, USA), the Museum of Nordic Heritage (Seattle, WA, USA), the Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).