Built by the Sea: Villas and Small Houses esittelee norjalaisen Lund Hagem Arkitekter -arkkitehtitoimiston suunnittelemia koteja ja vapaa-ajan asuntoja. Toimisto tunnetaan erityisestä kyvystään tuoda ympäröivä luonto osaksi arkkitehtuurista kokonaisuutta – jokainen rakennus on harmoniassa luonnon kanssa. Teoksen on julkaissut ruotsalainen Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing.
Built by the Sea: Villas and Small Houses is a showcase of private residences and summer houses in which the interplay between the built and the unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect.
Norway’s Lund Hagem Arkitekter is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. Established in 1990, the firm has staked their reputation on their unique sensitivity to the interaction between form, material and the existing surroundings. Impressions from the landscape and local buildings create a vocabulary they use as their basis for creating modern architecture rooted in the Nordic tradition.
For each building, the landscape is deftly analysed, determining which parts of the site should remain untouched, and which microclimates would best lend themselves to domestic living. This book will capture the attention of both students and professionals alike, especially those who are interested in Nordic architectural solutions for domestic living in harmony with nature.