A tradition in Norwegian architecture emphasizes tactile and spatial experiences and reflects the relationship between buildings and landscape. Sensitivity to place, experimental tectonics and profound attention to detail characterize the tradition. Norwegian architecture is challenged by new dense urban development in major cities. The buildings shown in the exhibition are situated in different geographical parts of Norway. Rural settlements have been maintained by means of an ambitious regional policy, supported by the wealth of the oil economy. The selected projects continue and refine a Nordic architectural tradition whose most famous representative is Pritzker Prize winner Sverre Fehn. The tradition is characterized by emphasizing the tactile and spatial experiences, reflecting the relationship between buildings and landscape, and creatively challenging a 1000-year of practice in wooden construction. The projects demonstrate great sensitivity to place, experimental tectonics and profound attention to detailing. In this respect, Norwegian architecture adapts to ecological thinking, influencing also international architects commissioned in Norway. The exhibition “IN NORWEGIAN LANDSCAPES – Hunting high and low” is based on the Norwegian asBuilt book series. The aim of the book series is to exchange built experience by documenting the methods of the architects.
The accompanying programme to the exhibition focuses on modern Norwegian architecture in its rural and urban contexts.
An exhibition by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in cooperation with Guest of Honour Frankfurt Bookfair 2019 Norway, Norwegian Literature Abroad (NORLA), Norwegian Embassy, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and Pax Forlag. The curator is Nina Berre, B+E Curating Architecture and Urbanism.