During the last decade, architect Petter Bergerud has carried out experimental and artistic workshops together with colleagues, craftsmen and a vast number of students.
This book presents the structural and geometric challenges, the work processes and the final artistic results from a total of nine workshops. It opens with an introduction, Renewing Tradition, describing the material wood, its material properties and its use in a historical context. This is followed by a philosophical commentary on the meaning and value of Nothing.
The last chapter is a postscript entitled Beauty Matters and Learning by Doing. Bergerud's projects are built on his philosophical, intuitive and artistic way of thinking. The synthesis of the artistic will and energy and the understanding of structural mechanics and craftsmanship have together created some impressive large-scale projects in the city of Bergen, which are beautifully described in this book.