Datebook: New Exhibit at Nordic Heritage Museum

Architecture and nature coexist peacefully in a new exhibit at the Nordic Heritage Museum
The Red House (Oslo, Norway), now on view at the Nordic Heritage Museum

Good news for Dwell magazine groupies (present company included): Ballard’s Nordic Heritage Museum is hosting an exhibit that will have you geeking out over gorgeous modern architecture, and possibly packing up and moving to Norway. Featuring stunning photographs and architectural models, Lost in Nature: The Architecture of Jarmund/Vigsnæs showcases contemporary work by a prominent Oslo-based firm focused on the crucial relationship between architecture and nature. As if that isn’t enticing enough, there’s a Northwest connection. One of the partners, Einar Jarmund, earned his master’s degree at the University of Washington and worked in Seattle before returning to Oslo to establish Jarmund/Vigsnæs in 1995. We like to think there’s a bit of Northwest influence inherent in these Scandinavian structures that so beautifully join lumber with land.  Through 11/14. Times vary. $4–$6. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St.; 206.789.5707;

Published November 2010