Celebrated architectural exhibition in Washington D.C.
The architectural exhibit Kristin Jarmund Selected Works will be open in Washington D.C. until Sept 18. The exhibit gives audiences an opportunity to experience celebrated Norwegian architecture through photographs, drawings and material samples.
The work of renowned architect Kristin Jarmund (b. 1954) has received a lot of attention both in Norway and internationally. The exhibition shows the ingenuity of the practice of Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter AS by presenting nine buildings designed by the firm. The buildings selected for the exhibition give a good representation of Jarmund’s award-winning architecture, which has been described as “A fresh interpretation of the Modern Movement” by British architect Kenneth Frampton.
Among the selected buildings are ”The Treasury” in Sandvika, Nydalen Metro Station, the café in the National Gallery in Oslo, the new Norwegian embassy in Kathmandu and two schools. Kristin Jarmund Selected Works comprises photographs, mainly taken by Per Maning, and material samples, plans and two miniature models.
The exhibition was first shown in the late summer of 2008 at the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture in Oslo. It was well received and was given top scores by Norway’s largest newspaper, VG. The senior curator at the National Museum, Ulf Grønvold describes Jarmund’s buildings as “amongst the most interesting in Norway for many years.”
Jarmund’s career in general is also being praised by Grønvold: “Kristin Jarmund has an extensive and widespread production of high quality behind her – from interiors, as the little, sophisticated kiosk made out of glass in the café in the National Gallery, to large office buildings.” No doubt, Jarmund has a solid architectural background: She is educated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London. In 1985, she started her own architectural practice, Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter AS, which employs both architects and interior architects.
The exhibition, which is presented in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Innovation Norway, will be shown at The Catholic University of America. Coming from Mexico City, it will be in Washington D.C. for a limited period only, giving audiences a unique opportunity to experience it before it moves on to Montreal in Canada.