Lost in Nature

The architectural exhibition ”Lost in Nature” by Norwegian Architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs will be on display at Tsinghua School of Architecture between 24. May and 5. June, with an official opening on Monday the 24th, at three in the afternoon. The exhibition highlights selected works of the Oslo-based firm.

The architecture of Jarmund/Vigsnaes has a close affinity to nature, seeking strong natural settings, often with harsh climate conditions. They, therefore, emphasize environmentally friendly building design and a blend between nature and man-made structure. The practice explores modern possibilities with sensual and tactile means, aiming to combine the right character for place and purpose. Clear and understandable strategies create results that are both self-evident and sensational.

This exhibition introduces architecture from different areas, from tourist outlooks, community buildings to one family houses on spectacular sites by the ocean. Even works located at 78 degrees latitude on the arctic Svalbard archipelago is included. The exhibition started in France in 2007 and soon followed to Latin America, Malaysia and Korea as well as the United States and Canada.

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

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