Norway's Lund Hagem Architects is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. For each building, the firm deftly analyses the built and natural landscape, determining which parts of a site should remain unbuilt, and which microclimates would best lend themselves
to domestic living. Established in 1984, the firm has staked their reputation on their unique sensitivity to the interplay between form, material and the building's already-existing surroundings. Impressions from the landscape and local buildings create a vocabulary they use as their basis for creating modern architecture rooted in the Nordic tradition. This book showcases the firm's villas and small houses, in which the interplay between built and
unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect.