house of sweden, 2003 (washington, DC, USA) photo: åke e:son lindman

gert wingardh eight houses museum of finnish architecture, helsinki december 9, 2009 – february 28, 2010

the museum of finnish architecture is currently showcasing the work of the one of sweden’s top architects, gert wingardh. wingardh has been designing a wide array of buildings since founding his own studio wingardh arkitektkontor in 1977. wingardh’s style has been described as ‘not quite modernism’, for his use of variation and innovative forms that break from high modernism. this exhibit highlights eight of wingardh’s works, with project descriptions written as poetry. the exhibition was originally produced by the röhsska museum in gothenburg and is being toured around the world. the project on show include the universeum in göteborg, sweden, the house of sweden in  washington dc and the sculpture museum glaskasten in marl, germany.

http://www.wingardhs.se http://www.mfa.figert wingardh eight houses universeum, 1998 (göteborg, sweden) photo: ulf celander

gert wingardh eight houses arabiastranden, 2005 (helsinki, finland) image: wingårdh arkitektkontor ab

gert wingardh eight houses glaskasten, 2005 (marl, sweden) photo: wingårdh arkitektkontor ab

gert wingardh eight houses öijered country club, 1986 (lerum, sweden) photo: stefan hallberg

gert wingardh eight houses citadellbadet, 2005 (landskrona, sweden) photo: åke e:son lindman

gert wingardh eight houses müritzeum, 2004 (waren, sweden) photo: åke e:son lindman ab