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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Arkwright in Oslo, Norway by Haptic Architects

 
December 23rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Haptic Architects

Background

Arkwright is a European consultancy that specialize in strategic advice. A new office space has been created for 40-50 employees, including work spaces, reception and back office, kitchen canteen, meeting rooms, breakout space and a “James Bond” room. The office is located in the prime harbor front location of Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway, in an old converted warehouse building with a large arched window as its centerpiece.

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

  • Architects: Haptic Architects
  • Project: Arkwright
  • Location: Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway
  • Software used: Archicad and Rhino
  • Client: Arkwright/NPRO
  • Team: Nikki Butenschøn, Anthony Williams
  • Typology: Office Fitout
  • Year of Construction: 2013-2014

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

The design:

The office is entered on the top floor. A new reception “sculpture” incorporates back offices, reception desk and a large stair/amphitheatre that straddles a double height space. The design is inspired by “svabergs”, large granite stone formations that are typical for the area, rounded and polished by icebergs thousands of years ago.

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Special effort has been made to create a variety of spaces within the offices, incorporating green walls, double height spaces, and a special “James Bond” room.

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

The “James Bond” room is a windowless bunker-like space, sitting deep in the building – a difficult space to work with.  This seemingly unpromising space has been transformed into an executive lounge, for quiet contemplation, creating a private, intimate and calming atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

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