Brendeland & Kristoffersen architects with Olav Kristoffersen in 2002, the practice is based in Trondheim where both partners are currently professors at The Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Their Svartlamoen housing project in the docklands ..." />

Thu 7 May 2020, 7–8pm
FormGivers:
Brendeland & Kristoffersen
Part of The Architecture Foundation 100 Day Studio

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Geir Brendeland founded Brendeland & Kristoffersen architects with Olav Kristoffersen in 2002, the practice is based in Trondheim where both partners are currently professors at The Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Their Svartlamoen housing project in the docklands area of Trondheim was an early and celebrated example of the possibilities of new cross-laminated timber construction when it was completed in 2005. The project was also notable for the way it frames the communal way of life of its inhabitants. The practice has since realised a number of beautifully crafted and technically rigorous projects working directly with communities in a way that stands to one side of the normal spectacular logic of the market. Current projects include a community hall built with NTNU students, a car free housing area on a hill top in Trondheim and a walled garden in Lund, Sweden.

The practice has received several major design awards including double nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2007 and the AR Awards in 2005 and 2008. They were awarded the Norwegian Wood Prize in 2014. In 2012 they were represented in the main exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

The Lecture is the seventeenth of the Formgivers lecture series, at The Cass, curated by senior lecturer James Payne. It is to be screened live as part of the Architecture Foundation’s 100 day studio, a recording will be available after the lecture online.

https://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/news/100-day-studio
Geir Brendeland, lecture recording

About FormGivers

FormGivers is a lecture series about young practices throughout Europe – confident and inventive ‘form-givers’ who are delivering their first projects. Lecturers will discuss architectural language and form in their practice, research or teaching. FormGivers is curated by James Payne.

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