Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeoise will haunt your dreams

Peter Zumthor, maybe my favorite living architect, collaborated with Louise Bourgeois on a series of pavilions on a mountainside in Norway. Together they comprise a museum and cafe in memory of the miners in the area in the 1800s and also the witch trials in the area in the 1600s. They buildings, landscape and spaces inside make a spooky, somber atmosphere that is beautiful but haunting. Needless to say, I am enthralled. All photos courtesy of yellowtrace 

The spaces are dark and beautiful. They seem to enclose you but also give you a glimpse of the landscape. 

The architecture sort of perches on the mountainside and seems to be light on the land. 


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