Intimate Space for Work and Friendship

authors Are Vesterlid, Knut Wold
project Knut Wold's Farm Sørum, Stange, Norway
written by Juhani Pallasmaa


In 2007 I had the opportunity of spending a weekend with a group of friends at Knut Wold’s farm in Stange. The overall setting of the traditional farmhouses and Are Versterlid’s remodelling of the buildings, as well as the interplay of Knut Wold’s huge wood and stone sculptures with their architectural context, made a strong impression on me. The dense layering of timeless and new, traditional and modern, vernacular and designed, rough and refined, is both provocative and moving. The ensemble projects an epic narrative rich in associations and motives.