The greatest Norwegian architect ... perhaps ever ... died yesterday. The family released the news this morning. He had a unique architectural vision - with so many of his buildings you can tell that they're his, at a glance. He had such an illustrious career ... he participated in so many amazing things, not just in Norway but around the world. You can read more about him on Wikipedia (Norwegian entry with lots of links here, English entry here) and on the Modern European Architecture Museum's website here.
These are some pictures I've taken myself of my favorite Fehn building, the Aukrust Center in Alvdal, my mother's hometown. It's very typical of his work, both in style and in materials.
It's a loss that he's gone now. But he made his mark ... in a way that will be not just remembered, but also experienced, by future generations.
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