Saturday, March 19, 2011

Red, White & Bold

I love the bold use of stained wood for this house outside Oslo by Jarmund/Vigsnaes Architects (JVA). The vibrant red color and sharp lines of the house make a dramatic statement, especially set against the white and grey Nordic winter landscape. While the Scandinavians possess a special genius for wood and for pure form, they also have a special affinity for color, perhaps because of their long, dark winters. This house is a striking example of all three of these Nordic attributes.