Join us at The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, on Wednesday, 30 September (6 – 9pm) for the third and final in our series of talks, Critical Regionalism: An International Perspective.
Continuing the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) lecture series on Critical Regionalism and to coincide with The Lighthouse's Glenn Murcutt ,Touch the Earth Lightly and Space, Time, Place & Occasion exhibitions, architect Einar Jarmund will present his approach and perspectives of critical regionalism within the context of the Jarmund/ Vigsnæs practice, based in Oslo, Norway.
Drink will be served from 6pm. Tickets are priced at £5, with concessions £3.
Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL background:
Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL was established in 1996 by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs. Alessandra Kosberg became a partner in 2004. The office is works in a wide architectural range with commissions mainly in Norway, but also in other European countries.
The majority of the finished works are public buildings and housing projects. JVA is also involved in urban planning and building interiors; aiming to cover all corners of the architectural field. They focus on the independent concept for every single project, avoiding general stylistic approaches. They give priority to early participation in creative programming and an attentive relation towards the surroundings. The practice focuses on projects with potential for outstanding and meaningful architecture, most often closely related to nature and preferably in strong natural settings. The practice explores modern possibilities with sensual and tactile means, seeking the right character for the place and purpose. Larger projects results most commonly from competition-winning schemes, smaller from the reputation of former clients and structures.