Green roofs in Norway have become a long-standing tradition, and it’s not common to see them dotting the country’s landscape – or in this case, essentially melding with the landscape. During the Viking and Middle Ages most houses had sod roofs, and in rural areas sod roofs were almost universal until the beginning of the 18th century. Tile roofs, which appeared much earlier in towns and on rural manors, gradually superseded sod roofs except in remote inland areas during the 19th century.
While the tradition declined and almost became extinct with the introduction of corrugated iron and other industrial materials, steadfast national romantics revived the vernacular tradition. The renaissance of green roofs was also boosted by a growing interest in open air museums, mountain retreats, vacation homes and the preservation movement, and in turn many cultural and commercial institutions have integrated these roofs into the core of their design as an alternative to modern materials.
Every year, since 2000, an award has been given to the best green roof project in Scandinavia by the board of the Scandinavian Green Roof Association.
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I think these two articles are very informative and should be able to clear up the misunderstanding that people have of confusing the two.
Concept Art (Example of a Concept Artist)
Conceptual Art (Definition and Examples)
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Two men who stole a Henry Moore sculpture worth $770,000 earlier this year recently confessed to selling the work of art to a UK scrapyard. The unwitting duo revealed that they unloaded the “priceless” work of art for a measly £46 ($74), according to The Daily Mail.
Yesterday Liam Hughes and Jason Parker, who stole the “Working Model for Sundial” from the property of the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire, were sentenced to a year in prison, reports The Telegraph. The duo was also charged with stealing parts of Moore’s “Upright Motive Number 7,” according to The Daily Mail. The pair tore that sculpture from its base a mere four days after nabbing the sundial and sold the £100,000 ($160,000) work as scrap for £182.60, or just under $300.
“Working Model for Sundial”, 1965
Thankfully, both stolen sculptures were retrieved before they could be turned into melted metal. The scrapdealer who purchased the damaged pieces contacted the police after seeing an appeal for the art’s safe return on television and promptly returned Moore’s work. The cost of repairing the sculptures, however, stands at over £13,000 ($20,000), according to court statements.
Moore is widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent British artists, known for making sure that casts of his works were not used to make copies. “The value of Sundial is put at something like half a million pounds, but the truth is it is actually priceless because it cannot be replaced should it be lost,” Judge Marie Catterson stated during the sentencing trial of Hughes and Parker.
Sadly, this is not the first instance a Moore sculpture was sold for scrap. In 2005, a piece worth $4.5 million was taken from the same grounds; police later determined that the artwork was melted down and sold for $2,300. The lawyer for the Moore Foundation stated in court that the thefts raised concerns about the foundation’s position in the international art market: “If the reputation is that they cannot look after their own works, why would it be safe for them to look after other works?”