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Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

Architecture Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

Steven Holl Architects | Knut HamsunThe Knut Hamsun Center is dedicated to Knut Hamsun and includes exhibition areas, a library and reading room, a café, and an auditorium. The building is conceived as an archetypal and intensified compression of spirit in space and light, concretizing a Hamsun character in architectonic terms. The building uses the vernacular style as inspiration for reinterpretation.

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

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Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Iwan Baan

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Iwan Baan

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Iwan Baan

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Chris McVoy

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Chris McVoy

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Chris McVoy

The stained black wood exterior skin is characteristic of the great wooden stave Norse churches. On the roof garden, bamboo refers to traditional Norwegian sod roofs in a modern way. The rough white-painted and the concrete interiors are characterized by diagonal rays of light calculated to ricochet through the section on certain days of the year.

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Chris McVoy

Steven Holl Architects | Knut Hamsun

© Steven Holl Architects

Location: Norway
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Completed: August 2009
Photos: Steven Holl Architects, Chris McVoy,  Iwan Baan
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