Vibrations: A Portrait of Houses Designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects is an insightful and resonant publication that charts the aesthetics of architecture and the creative trajectory of one of the best-known duos from Nordic culture in the field. With insightful introductions to each building, followed by undisturbed image features taken by Jens Markus Lindhe, the book explores the concept of space, and contemporary living, as if they were fuelled by kinetic energy.
Each example of design here looks deeper at its own purpose, and does so through the lens of philosophy. Through their demonstration of communal frameworks, with atmosphere and autonomy, the buildings in question look at theory in practice, and do so through abstract concepts turned concrete. As Ifversen explores what makes architecture great, the answer lies in the realisation of sociological dynamism, with structures achieving functionality in a way that “vibrates” with life. This is an original and arresting volume that succeeds in turning architecture into something poetic and deeply human.
Vibrations, edited y Karsten R.S. Ifversen, is available now from Hatje Cantz. For more information: www.hatjecantz.de
1. Jens Markus Lindhe. Tietgen Dormitory / Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects.