A monthly contest from the editors of RECORD asks you to guess the architect for a work of historical importance.
Clue: This housing complex, located in a waterfront East Asian city, reflects its architect’s long-standing interest in density and urban form. The project encompasses two blocks of tightly packed three-story townhouses, each of which incorporates a courtyard that brings natural light inside the residences and provides private outdoor space. On the upper floor of each is a living room topped with a sloped roof and clerestory windows; together, the windows form large bands of glazing that give the complex a distinct urban identity.
By entering, you have a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. Deadline to enter is the last day of each month at 5:00pm EST.
Last month's answer: The Gyldenhal House was designed by Sverre Fehn. Occupying an entire city block in central Oslo, the complex houses the headquarters of Norway’s largest publishing house and incorporates the preserved facades of several demolished buildings. Fehn died at 84 in 2009, two years after the project was completed.
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