Snøhetta actually began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop rooted in a trans-disciplinary approach and way of thinking since its inception. While growing into an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, product- and graphic design they held onto the idea of a definite relationship between multiple disciplines as a driving force in all of its work.
This is manifest through the company’s long history of landscape and architecture melding seamlessly into each other with stunning aesthetic effects.
„We strive to enhance our sense of surroundings,
identity and relationship to others
and the physical spaces we inhabit …“
Phaidon Press have just released „Collective Intuition“ celebrating and documenting Snøhetta’s unique style through impressive imagery and evocative narrative text.
The book showcases 24 exceptional projects – including the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Pavilion and the Oslo Opera House – which, together, illustrate Snøhetta’s boundary-pushing and highly collaborative process in architecture and design.
„Collective Intuition“ is organized into three chapters: Integration of Disciplines, Political Space, Generosity and Collective Ownership. The book perfectly reflects Snøhetta’s values and how it has evolved over its 30-year history. Conversations with Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Gaute Brochmann lend depth and focus, an illustrated chronology and detailed architectural drawings provide deeper insight.
Snøhetta says about their philosophy and practice: „We place experience at the center of our design process, for a design that engages the senses and physicality of the body while fostering social interaction. This allows our design to promote both individual and collective empowerment in the communities where we work.
We strive to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made. Museums, products, reindeer observatories, graphics, landscapes and dollhouses get the same care and attention to purpose.“
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Phaidon Press (April 2019)
Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.2 x 11 inches