New Nordic Louisiana
The project was created as a part of Louisiana’s exhibition ‘New Nordic – Architecture and Identity’. Along with a number of other leading Nordic Architects, Lundgaard & Tranberg was invited to construct a minor building, specially designed for the exhibition.
The result is a piece of architecture, largely referring to material itself. The concrete sculpture is cast in a circular form and mixed with bark which is embedded in the concrete and creates a completely new structure. The floating material absorbs every minor thing it encounters and is marked by even the smallest nuances in the lining of the mould.
A new materiality emerges from the meeting between the porous bark and the solid concrete, allowing opposites to meet and pointing towards the places and materials from where architecture originates.
Culture – the civilized, the settled – is stirred in with the non-manmade material. The natural.
The shape is geometrically precise on the outside and dynamic on the inside. It opens up to new horizons, allowing for both insight and outgoing vision – underlined furtherly by the mirror-floor of the sculpture making the room bigger and pointing beyond itself.
The project is like a concentrate of how we work at the practice where the boundaries of the materials are challenged and experimented with in dialogue between location and materiality.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gammel Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk
Pihl & Søn A/S
Pihl & Søn A/S