Lost in Nature Exhibition, Seattle, USA: Jarmund/Vigsnæs

Lost in Nature, JVA Architecture Exhibition, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Design

Lost in Nature Exhibition, Seattle, USA

Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architecture Exhibition

Sep 16, 2010

Lost in Nature exhibition


Exhibition: Lost in Nature : The Architecture of Jarmund/Vigsnæs

Sep 17 – Nov 14, 2010

Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle

Lost in Nature: The Architecture of Jarmund/Vigsnæs opens September 17 and runs through November 14, 2010. Contemporary Norwegian architecture is among the most vibrant in the world today, and this exhibition features a collection of work by the renowned Oslo-based architecture firm Jarmund/Vigsnæs. Through photographs and models, the exhibition highlights architectural projects that focus on close relationships with Norwegian nature. Lost in Nature is supported in part by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

White House
photo from JVA

“This exhibition will highlight the Nordic tradition of creating elegant spaces that are sensitive to the natural landscape,” said Nelson. “There is also a Northwest connection. Einar Jarmund, who is coming here to install the exhibit and participate in our opening celebration, attended the University of Washington as part of his training.”

Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vignæs, and Alessandra Kosberg are partners in Jarmund/Vigsnæs. Jarmund and Vigsnæs were born in 1962 in Oslo and graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture in 1987 and 1989. Vigsnæs spent one year at the Architectural Association (AA) in London, and Jarmund took a Masters degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. Early in their careers, Vignæs worked with Sverre Fehn, while Jarmund taught and worked in Seattle.

Triangle House
photo from JVA

The practice of Jarmund/Vigsnaes was established in 1995 after teaching and independent practice for both partners. In 2004 the partnership acquired a third partner, Allessandra Kosberg (b. 1967), who graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture in 1995 and started working with JVA in 1997. The practice focuses on projects with potential for meaningful architecture, most often closely associated to nature and frequently in strong natural settings with harsh climate conditions. The architects explore modern possibilities with sensual and tactile means, seeking the right character for the place and the purpose.

Red House
photo from JVA

Museum members and media are invited to attend a preview reception and meet Einar Jarmund, on Thursday, September 16, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

For general information, visit www.nordicmuseum.org or phone (206) 789-5707
Museum hours: Tues-Sat 10 am to 4 pm; Sun 12 noon to 4 pm; Mon closed
Admission: $6 general; $5 seniors & college students; $4 children over 5 years;
FREE for children under 5 and Museum members
The Museum is located at 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 9811

Oslo International School
photo from JVA


Recent Building by Jarmund/Vigsnæs:

Summer house Vestfold, Norway
Summer house Vestfold
photo : Nils Petter Dale
Norwegian Summer house

About the Nordic Heritage Museum

With over 55,000 visitors annually, the Nordic Heritage Museum is a cultural treasure in the Pacific Northwest. It is the only museum in the United States that represents the cultural heritage of all five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The Museum’s mission is to share Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences and serving as a community gathering place. The Nordic Heritage Museum presents a wide range of vibrant programs including contemporary art exhibitions, outstanding concerts, lectures and films and a variety of special events throughout the year.

Key Building by Jarmund/Vigsnæs:
Svalbard Science Centre, Norway
Svalbard Science Centre
photo : Nils Petter Dale
Svalbard Science Centre

Schedule Lectures – Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects
Sep: Museum of Nordic Heritage, Seattle, WA – EJ
5 Oct: Edinburgh, Scottland – EJ
Nov: Cornell University, USA – HV

Location:Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle

Seattle Buildings

Buckminster Fuller

Zaha Hadid Exhibitions Designs

Architectural Exhibitions – chronological list

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Lost in Nature Exhibition