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Sørenga Block 6 in Oslo, Norway by MAD arkitekter

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: MAD arkitekter 

The site

The Sørenga quay was until recently a container port in the eastern harbor of Oslo, near the medieval town. The redevelopment of Sørenga is part of the city’s major plans of reconnecting the city to the waterfront. While the Barcode and Tjuvholmen projects are extensions of the existing city structure, Sørenga is at the tip of what will be an entirely new district in Oslo, also comprising the Bispevika area which is still in its planning phase. The eight blocks on the Sørenga quay were planned by four architecture firms, and Block 6 is the most recent of the two blocks designed by Mad arkitekter.

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

  • Architects: MAD arkitekter
  • Project: Sørenga Block 6
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Tomasz Majewski and Hans Grini
  • Lead architect: Karen Selmer
  • Client: Sørenga Utvikling
  • Collaborators: Landskapsfabrikken
  • Area: 12 000 m2
  • Completion year: 2015

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University of Bergen Energy and Technology Building in Norway by Arkitema Architects and Arkitektgruppen Cubus

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: Arkitema Architects 

Danish Arkitema Architects and Norwegian Arkitektgruppen Cubus have won the competition to design a new Life Science build at the University of Bergen. Making room for both science and industry, the goal is to materialise the visions of Science City Bergen. With a prominent placement in Norway’s second largest city the new 17,500 m2 building will become a southward gateway to the university.

Image Courtesy © Arkitema Architects and Arkitektgruppen Cubus

Image Courtesy © Arkitema Architects and Arkitektgruppen Cubus

  • Architects: Arkitema Architects and Arkitektgruppen Cubus
  • Project: University of Bergen Energy and Technology Building
  • Location: Nygårdshøyden, Bergen, Norway
  • Client: University of Bergen
  • Engineer: EKJ
  • Size: 17,500 m2
  • Year: 2016-2019

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Elgtårn (Moose tower) in Espedalen, Norway by RAM Arkitektur AS

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: RAM Arkitektur AS

Espedalen is a valley situated in inland Norway to the east of Jotumheimen national park. The valley is home to the largest moose migration route in Europe. RAM Arkitektur was initially approached by the local community to suggest five architectural interventions in the region, with the aim of boosting tourism within the area. Momentum quickly built around and early sketch for a moose-viewing tower, with basic overnight accommodation for six people, located on public forestry land, and in the heart of the migration route.

Image Courtesy © Sam Hughes

Image Courtesy © Sam Hughes

  • Architects: RAM Arkitektur AS (Sam Hughes MNAL)
  • Project: Elgtårn (Moose tower)
  • Location: Espedalen, Norway
  • Photography: Sam Hughes
  • Software used: SketchUp and AutoCAD
  • Client: Ruten fjellstue and Dalseter Høyfjellshotell
  • Structural engineer: COWI AS
  • Fire consultant: COWI AS
  • Building firm: Skåbu tradisjonsbygg AS
  • Area: 26m2
  • Project year: 2015 – 16

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The Bands in Lofoten, Norway by The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Article source: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) 

The project is located in Kleivan, north of the Polar Circle, in an archipelago formed by an 1100 m high wall of mountains and cliffs that stretches 250 kms. into the North Sea.

The Bands from the south SMALL, Image Courtesy © The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

The Bands from the south SMALL, Image Courtesy © The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

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RØLDAL CABIN in Norway by REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER

The Røldal family vacation home is recognisable for its compact, defined and geometric shape. The objective of preserving as much of the surrounding landscape possible as a high priority resulted in the design of two volumes: a small cabin and an annex, that keep a dialogue with the encompassing nature. Dividing the structures also answers to the need of a high flexibility and to accommodate dierent family compositions in separate spaces. The articulated section is adapted to the steep terrain and is assigned to create interconnected floors and capture the views of both the forest and the hillside.

Image Courtesy © RRA

Image Courtesy © RRA

  • Architects: REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER
  • Project: RØLDAL CABIN
  • Location: Røldal, Norway
  • Photography: RRA
  • Size / value: 63 + 11 m2
  • Status: Under development

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Mountain cottage in Storelvdal, Norway by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

The cottage is situated 900 metres above sea level in a west facing hillside with a striking view towards the Rondane mountains. The site is lying on the back side of a vague elevation in the sloping landscape, which makes the ground slant “backwards”, away from the view. The elevation makes a beautiful foreground with a few pine trees and the ground covered with reindeer moss.

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

  • Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR
  • Project: Mountain cottage
  • Location: Sollia, Storelvdal, Norway
  • Client: Tron Sanderud og Elisabeth Brudvik
  • Co-workers: Christine Petersen, Gyda Drage Kleiva
  • Structural consultant: Siv.ing. Terje Orlien
  • Building: Byggmester Per Bjørgan as
  • Furniture: Aagaards snekkerverksted as
  • Year: 2004

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Norwegian Mountaineering Center in Møre og Romsdal, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

The Norwegian Mountaineering Center is anchored in an innovative interpretation of nature’s fantastic dimensions and the dramatic experience of mountaineering. The design of the building is based on its function as a mountaineering center and gathering place for both locals and visitors. This provides the structure with a characteristic volume communicating its contents with exciting and unique geometrical expression. Its outer skin is clad in a uniform surface, highlighting its originality and situation next to the train tracks of Raumabanen and the station area in the Åndalsnes town center.

Image Courtesy © Søren Harder Jensen

Image Courtesy © Søren Harder Jensen

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Project: Norwegian Mountaineering Center
  • Location: Åndalsnes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
  • Photography: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Søren Harder Jensen, Fotograf André
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Client: Stiftelsen Tindesenteret
  • Size / value: 900 m2
  • Commission type: Invited competition (2009), 1st prize
  • Status: Completed 2016

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The Red House in Oslo, Norway by Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL

The Red house is located in the western suburbs of Oslo.

The site for the house is a former garden on the east bank of a heavily wooded river valley. The building is placed perpendicular to the stream, to heighten the dramatic potential of the setting and to avoid obstructing the view for the house beyond.

Image Courtesy © Nils Petter Dale

Image Courtesy © Nils Petter Dale

  • Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL (Einar Jarmund & Håkon Vigsnæs)
  • Project: The Red House
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Nils Petter Dale
  • Client: Withheld at the owners request
  • Assisted by: Roar Lund-Johnsen
  • Interiors: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
  • Consultant: Structural: Ing. Walter Jacobsen
  • Contractor: Ing. Gunnar Johansson AS
  • Gross area: Approx. 170m2
  • Year of design: 2000-2001
  • Year of construction: 2001-2002

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Krona Knowledge And Cultural Centre in Kongsberg, Norway by Mecanoo architecten

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

Synergy

The KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre enhances Kongsberg’s cultural institutions and stimulates interaction between diverse communities and disciplines. Comprised of a variety of functions, KRONA houses new teaching and technical laboratory facilities for Buskerud University College and Tinius Olsen Technical Vocational College, as well as a technical university library. The complex also includes a public library, cinemas, municipal offices and a theatre auditorium. Its functions are organised around a central void with shared functions, enhancing flexibility and reducing programme redundancy. Using subtle landscape elevations and strategically locating programme access points, visitors intuitively gravitate towards the Centre. Throughout the interior spaces, strong visual connections to public functions further enhance the liveliness of the complex.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten
  • Project: Krona Knowledge And Cultural Centre
  • Location: Kongsberg, Norway
  • Client: Kongsberg Kommune, Bolten Eiendom AS
  • Local architect: Code Arkitektur
  • Structural engineer: Rambøll Norge AS
  • ME engineer: EM Teknikk – Energi AS
  • Fire safety consultant: Rambøll Norge AS
  • Main contractor: Strøm Gundersen AS
  • Area: 24,000 m2
  • Design: 2012 – 2013
  • Realisation: 2013 – 2015

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Pocket Farm in Akershus, Norway by oslo school of architecture and design

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: oslo school of architecture and design

It is said that Oslo is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, and that building land within its natural boundaries is full. To accommodate future growth Oslo will have to look beyond, to municipalities within commuting distance. One such municipality is Nes i Akershus, one of the principal agricultural producers of grain in the country. Nes does not want to become a suburb of Oslo, so it is looking for alternative modes of accommodating additional population without losing its rural character.

Image Courtesy © SCS

Image Courtesy © SCS

  • Architects: oslo school of architecture and design
  • Project: Pocket Farm
  • Location: Dystlandhaugen Farm, Nes i Akershus, Norway
  • Photography: SCS
  • Client: Elisabeth and Terje Maarud and Nes Kommune
  • Staff: Christian Hermansen and Marcin Wojcik
  • Structural Eng. : Felice Allievi, DOF engineers
  • Size: 225 m2 (9m x 25m)
  • Construction period: 6 weeks, May and June 2016

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