The church by the Oslo office Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, with its prominent, heavenward-pointing, broken silhouette, stands on a rocky slope of Knarvik, a village in the municipality of Lindås, in Norway’s Hordaland county. It is a representation of the religious constructions, built with wood, of traditional Scandinavian architecture. With the roof presenting triangular planes rising in different dimensions and angles, the building goes about following the lines of the topography. The result is a faceted volume clad with panels of pinewood which have been treated to take on a dappled color tone and make the building echo the surroundings. Concrete steps lead to the main entrance, the pronounced setback of which, like a refuge, invites one in. The emphatic dynamism of the folds of roof strikes a contrast with the inner space, organized on a simple rectangular floor plan. The church’s two levels are bathed in natural light shining in through narrow windows.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.