Graphic design by Julia Günther, text(s) by Jan Andresen, Christiane Bürklein
2014. 160 pp., 107 ills.
27.70 x 34.90 cm
Book "Architecture and Landscape in Norway"
The Berlin photographer Ken Schluchtmann (* 1970) is known for his signature style. Clear and cool, his images are taken without the use of artificial lighting— at dusk or beneath a cloudy sky—lending his subject matter a sensual quality. The World Architecture Festival in Singapore recognized his outstanding work, naming him the architecture photographer of the year in 2012 and 2013. To produce the photographs for this book, an independent project, Schluchtmann traveled over twenty thousand kilometers, passing through dramatic landscapes and profiling the innovative architecture projects commissioned by the Norwegian government in recent years along the country’s National Tourist Route: from the wildlife observation station at Dovre National Park designed by Snøhetta to the dizzying views provided by Reiulf Ramstad’s terraces at Trollstigen, and the Steilneset Memorial by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois, which commemorates the victims of seventeenth-century witch trials.