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Project 11 Turf City, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008

Michael U. Hensel

Michael U. Hensel is an architect, researcher, and writer. He is Professor for Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture where he directs the Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics. He is a board member of the OCEAN Design Research Association and of BIONIS, the Biomimetics Network for Industrial Sustainability. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jeffrey P. Turko

Jeffrey P. Turko [AA Dipl. RIBA II] is the founder of the design practice NEKTON. He is currently Vice Chairman of the OCEAN Design Research Association and has collaborated on projects such as Landsc[r]aper – Urban Ring Bridge, the World Centre for Human Concerns and most recently the MM tent (aka Membrella). He studied and taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He currently teaches architecture at the postgraduate diploma level at the University of East London School of Architecture and Visual Arts where he has been a senior lecturer since 2001. He has published his work and writings in numerous international architecture journals. He has been practising since 1999 and has been a registered architect in The Netherlands since 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grounds and Envelopes : Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment

Routledge, 2015

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... TURF CITY Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008 Nekton Studio Designed in 2008 by Nekton Studio, the Turf City masterplan was conceptual theme was that of the traditional Icelandic turf house a finalist entry in the Vatnsmyri 102 Reykjavik masterplan...

Nordic Countries, 500–1000

Axel Christophersen

Axel Christophersen is Professor in Historical Archaeology at the University Museum, Department of Archaeology and Cultural History, in the Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Nordic countries are geographically and climatically diverse but linguistically and culturally closely linked by prolonged mutual contact: the countries termed as Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark) are more integrated, whereas...

Nordic Countries, 1000–1400

Neil Kent

Neil Kent was formerly a Professor of European Cultural History in St Petersburg, Russia. He is an Academic Fellow of the Cyber Conflict Documentation Project in Washington DC, USA, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and also an Associate Professor at L’Ecole (Special) Militaire de St-Cyr, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the Nordic lands, the Bronze Age and Iron Age brought settled farming in the south and nomadic reindeer herding in the north. Waves of migration came from the south and east, including Celts, Goths and the Sami (Lapps). Trade in pelts...

The Nordic Countries – Social Versus Individual?

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mass Housing : Modern Architecture and State Power – a Global History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Within the Western European chapters of this book, and Part 2 as a whole, the emphasis on the strong diversity of national and local housing solutions is a constant theme. However, it is perhaps a little unexpected that these strong...

Building cities in the Arctic

Peter Hemmersam

Peter Hemmersam is Professor in Urban Design at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and he directs the Oslo Centre for Urban and Landscape Studies, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making the Arctic City : The History and Future of Urbanism in the Circumpolar North

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...The Arctic urban development boom from the 1950s to the 1970s coincided with the peak of late or high Modernism in architecture and urban planning. The construction of modern cities was part of large-scale programmes...

Nordic Countries, 1475–1830

Neil Kent

Neil Kent was formerly a Professor of European Cultural History in St Petersburg, Russia. He is an Academic Fellow of the Cyber Conflict Documentation Project in Washington DC, USA, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and also an Associate Professor at L’Ecole (Special) Militaire de St-Cyr, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...In Nordic lands, the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation ousted the Catholic Church, creating the Lutheran Church. Confiscated land and wealth went to monarchs and nobles: the church became subordinate to the Crown. During the Thirty...

Gypsum and Related Materials

Construction Materials Reference Book

Routledge, 2014

Book chapter

... Charles Fentiman MSc PhD Director, Shire Green Roof Substrates Contents 17.1 Introduction 196 17.2 Natural occurrence 196 17.3 Industrial production 196 17.3.1 Secondary sources 196 17.4 Hydration of the forms 196 17.5 Industrial uses 197...

The Nordic Countries, 1830–1914

Mari Hvattum

Mari Hvattum is Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...With more than a quarter of their territory north of the Arctic Circle, the Nordic topography ranges from tundra to fertile fields. In the nineteenth century, this rural region was scarcely populated, yet the capitals – Stockholm...