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Tham & Videgård

THAM & VIDEGÅRD

Tham & Videgård (for Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård) is recognized for its experimental approach and innovative built works. Tham & Videgårds projects has won twice the Kasper Salin Prize, in 2008 for the Kalmar Museum of Art, in 2015 for the new KTH School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Tham & Videgård has exhibited at La Galerie d´Architecture in Paris, the Lisbon Triennale, the 12th, 13th and 15th International Venice Architecture Biennales, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London UK and at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. In 2017 the Spanish publisher El Croquis presented the fifth monograph to date on the work of Tham & Videgård in issue no188 Dualities and Singularities.

Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård are members of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and teach and lecture at schools of architecture in Sweden and abroad: KTH Stockholm (SV), ETH Zürich (CH), École Spéciale d’Architecture Paris (FR), the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London (UK), the Royal Academy of Arts, London (UK), the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Cambridge and at the IIT, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (USA).

“Architecture is about the future. A building stands for hundreds of years, so inevitably it is not only contemporary but also a form of continued history projected into the future. Seen from this perspective, all the ordinary circumstances affecting the conception of a new building or a new urban environment, are secondary to the lasting impact and quality of the construction: its long term environmental effect, its architectural integrity and function, its capacity to convey the ideas and ideals of society. The end result is the only thing that matters.”

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