Share: Conversations about Contemporary Architecture: The Nordic Countries

Share: Conversations about Contemporary Architecture: The Nordic Countries

Share: Conversations about Contemporary Architecture – The Nordic Countries is the first book in a new global series of investigative interviews about the modern architectural process. Initiated and undertaken by the Norway-based Canadian architect Todd Saunders, the Nordic Countries edition features interviews with 30 architectural practices from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.

With more than 25 years of professional practice behind him, Saunders has always been fascinated by the role of creativity in everyday practice and the potential power alluded to it. In a series of interviews undertaken over the past year, Saunders has queried the changing role of the architect, the challenges of contemporary practice – especially the impact of the pandemic – and the ways in which architects can achieve the right balance in the relationship between site, client, craft and innovation.

Presented as a series of candid conversations between architect and architect, the book offers insights that go beyond the polished histories that usually make it into print. In particular, the interviews explore the role of challenge and failure, conflict and mistakes, chance and coincidence; all familiar aspects of the architectural process yet elements that tend to be glossed over in conventional monographs.

The Nordic Countries edition will be followed by companion volumes that explore the work of architects in North and South America, central Europe and the Far East.

9 Introduction
16 Nighty-nine questions about practice
20 The State of Modernism By Professor Katrine Lotz
24 BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen
38 Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen
50 Marianne Levinsen Landskab, Copenhagen
60 Norrøn, Copenhagen
72 Studio dominique + serena, Copenhagen
84 Vandkunsten, Copenhagen
94 3XN, Copenhagen
106 A Dozen Years in Finnish Architecture By Kristo Vesikansa
110 ALA, Helsinki
122 Avanto, Helsinki
132 K2S Architects, Helsinki
146 OOPEAA, Helsinki
158 Planetary Architecture, Helsinki
172 Studio Puisto, Helsinki
184 Dialogue With Nature By Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir
188 A Arkitektar, Reykjavík
200 Basalt, Reykjavík
210 PK Arkitektar, Reykjavík
222 Studio Granda, Reykjavík
236 A Shared Process By Joakim Skajaa
240 Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter, Oslo
250 Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter, Oslo
264 Helen & Hard, Stavanger
278 Jensen & Skodvin, Oslo
290 Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Oslo
302 Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Oslo
314 Snøhetta, Oslo
330 Vardehaugen, Oslo
344 In a State of Becoming By Malin Zimm
350 Claesson Koivisto Rune Stockholm
362 Förstberg Ling Malmö
372 Johan Dehlin Stockholm
384 Tham & Videgård Stockholm
398 Wingårdhs Stockholm
410 Acknowledgements
413 Biographies
415 Image credits
416 Colophon

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    Share: Conversations about Contemporary Architecture: The Nordic Countries
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    Todd Saunders, Jonathan Bell, Ian Holcroft
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    Artifice Press
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Cite: "Share: Conversations about Contemporary Architecture: The Nordic Countries" 25 Oct 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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