Ny Norsk Arkitekturpolitikk
After 5 successful years as Your Friends, the Oslo-based design studio of Carl Gürgens and Henrik Fjeldberg are splitting up to break new ground and take on new challenges. Among various pieces of design for web, print, and exhibitions, they’ve worked mostly with cultural, educational, and arts-related clients. These two pieces were completed for the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs for a conference on Ny Norsk Arkitekturpolitikk (The New Politics of Architecture in Norway). The tactility of the identity collateral make the recipient aware of the materiality in architecture and how it affects an experience. A complementary catalogue was developed to promote Norway’s architectural policies and included an architecture primer, the impact of government on architecture, and a repository of Norwegian architecture. Their approach in both of these works emerges from the content, producing a result with strong visual presence and function.