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Vega Cottage in Norway by Kolman Boye Architects

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Article source: Kolman Boye Architects

The house stands on the island of Vega in the Norwegian archipelago not far from the polar circle. The site is distinctive for its grand and harsh northern landscape with wide panoramas of the Norwegian Sea and the jagged mountains rising from it. Seemingly growing from the landscape, the house sits on a rock beneath a granite shoulder negotiating the uneven terrain. As not to disturb the dominant view towards the sea, access to the house is given through a narrow natural ravine densely grown with gnarled birch shrubs and laid out with sea-sand from the nearby shore. The surrounding landscape remains untouched and wild. The large windows of the house face three directions, each with its strong unique characteristic. They are simple and robust in detailing and the optically white glass conveys undisturbed frames of the ocean, the mountain range and the bedrock. Organised on two levels adapting to the terrain, the plan is compact, providing generous social spaces within a limited floor area. The upper level is comprised of smaller scale bedrooms and family rooms, whereas the lower level is a large gallery-like space structured around a stone hearth. Completed in linseed oil painted pine with untreated birch skirting, frames and reveals – the interior is kept subtle with a character of being hand-built – promoting tactile qualities and the attractive patina developed over time.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Kolman Boye Architects
  • Project: Vega Cottage
  • Location: Vega, Norway 
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Gross Internal Area: 140 m2
  • Project Duration: 2009-2012

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Tu primary school in Klepp, Norway by Alliance arkitekter

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Article source: Alliance arkitekter

The Tu Primary School is located in the characteristic and windy landscape of Jæren in south‐west Norway, dominated by softly rolling hills with agricultural fields and a generous open sky.

Image Courtesy © Terje Skåre

Image Courtesy © Terje Skåre

  • Architects: Alliance arkitekter
  • Project: Tu primary school
  • Location: Klepp, Rogaland, Norway
  • Photography: Terje Skåre
  • Client: Klepp kommune
  • Engineers: Bygg‐Kon AS, Multiconsult AS, Sinus AS, BrannCon AS
  • Construction: Jærentreprenør AS, Simex AS, Sønnico AS
  • Area: 5000 m2
  • Project year: 2014
  • Project cost: 156 mill. NOK

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Slice in Haugesund, Norway by Saunders Architecture

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Saunders Architecture

As a consequence of the global economic recession and increase of centralization, architects worldwide take on the challenge of designing small houses. The design ideas are often proportionally inverted by the sizes.

Image Courtesy © Saunders Architecture

Image Courtesy © Saunders Architecture

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Slice
  • Location: Haugesund, Norway
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Team of architects: Todd Saunders, Attila Béres, Adam Siemaszkiewicz
  • Client: Steinar Jørgensen
  • Size: 15 m²
  • Status: Completed 2014

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“Cabin at Femunden” in Norway by Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter AS

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter AS

The project is located on the shores of the lake Femunden, half an hour’s drive south of the World Heritage Site mining town Røros. The site lies right on the edge of Femundsmarka National Park, which is part of the largest continuous wilderness areas in Southern Scandinavia.

Image Courtesy © Tom Gustavsen

Image Courtesy © Tom Gustavsen

  • Architects: Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Cabin at Femunden
  • Location: Femunden, Norway
  • Photography: Tom Gustavsen
  • Design team: Aslak Krogness Haanshuus
  • Contractor: Martin Røsand and Kasper Ødegaard
  • Furnishings: Stein Haanshuus and Niels Moer
  • Main materials: Local timber of pine, doors and windows from Velfac.
  • Area: 85 sqm
  • Year: 2015 (more…)

THE WATERFRONT in Stavanger, Norway by AART architects

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: AART architects

AART architects reveal the first building phase of the Waterfront development – one of the largest wooden residential developments in Europe. Located on the edge of Stavanger harbor front, the 19,500 m2 development transforms the former industrial area into a recreational part of town.

Image Courtesy © AART architects

Image Courtesy © AART architects

  • Architects: AART architects
  • Project: THE WATERFRONT
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Client:Kruse-Smith (developer), Stavanger 2008 and NAL|NABU (original contracting authority)
  • Size: 19,500 m2
  • Status: The first building phase was completed in June 2014, The second phase building will be completed in 2015

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Hellen Panorama in Eidsvåg, Norway by LINK arkitektur

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: LINK arkitektur

In 1989, Vestbo, a local housing cooperation acquired a stunning site 10 minutes north from Bergen.

The plot is up in the hillside and has spectacular views over the fjord leading into the Bergen harbor.

Vestbo developed most of the land before the year 2000, but one plot had been preserved due to a high power line above that went over it and made it uninhabitable due to electrical radiation, In 2008 the power company dismantled the power line and put it underground. Suddenly the possibility for a new housing development arose.

Image Courtesy © Hundven Clements

Image Courtesy © Hundven Clements

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Hellen Panorama
  • Location: Eidsvåg, Norway
  • Software used: ArchiCad

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Fornebu S in Norway by AMB arkitekter

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: AMB arkitekter

Fornebu S is the latest contribution to Fornebulandet, a peninsula alongside Oslofjord, currently in the process of urban renewal. The centre’s strategic siting gives residents of Snarøya and Fornebu access to a much needed shopping precinct and meeting place. The main square provides an active connection to the centre and an important node for the orientation and gathering of people in the area. The square consists of restaurants, cafes and a cultural arena to magnify the bustling life of the area both during and after closing times.

Image Courtesy © AMB arkitekter

Image Courtesy © AMB arkitekter

  • Architects: AMB arkitekter
  • Project: Fornebu S
  • Location: Norway
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • BREEAM Awards Winner 2015 in two categories

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“BERGEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE/ Høgskolen i Bergen” by Cubo Arkitekter A/S & HLM Arkitektur og Plan AS

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Cubo Arkitekter A/S & HLM Arkitektur og Plan AS

Bergen University College brings together the engineer, teacher and health educations in one new building complex. The college is built on a former railway depot site, where new buildings blend in, regards being taken to the layout of the rails, with the original structures.

The school is designed as a serpentine shape winding its way through the old structures, thus creating intimate courtyards and nice outdoor spaces for the Kronstad quarter.

Image Courtesy © Cubo Arkitekter A/S & HLM Arkitektur og Plan AS

Image Courtesy © Cubo Arkitekter A/S & HLM Arkitektur og Plan AS

  • Architects: Cubo Arkitekter A/S & HLM Arkitektur og Plan AS
  • Project: BERGEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE/ Høgskolen i Bergen
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Client: Statsbygg, Norway and Bergen University College
  • Landscape: Asplan Viak AS
  • Engineer: Sweco Norge AS
  • Area: 51.750 m2
  • Finished: 2014
  • Bergen municipality´s prize for architecture and urban design, 2014.
  • Innovation Prize for universal design and accessibility, 2015.

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Villa Melkeveien in Oslo, Norway by LOGG Arkitekter

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Article source: LOGG Arkitekter

Kebony announced its latest residential project, Villa Melkeveien, in Oslo, Norway. Situated on a sunny hillside in Holmenkollen overlooking Oslo, the floor to ceiling windows provide spectacular views of the city, stretching out towards the Oslo Fjord. A strikingly modern building designed by LOGG Arkitekter, the villa is wrapped in horizontal Kebony cladding and glass and is truly breath-taking in appearance, contrasting and yet complementing to the other villas in the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © LOGG Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © LOGG Arkitekter

  • Architects: LOGG Arkitekter (Diederik Advocaat Clausen)
  • Project: Villa Melkeveien
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: LOGG Arkitekter

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Tubakuba mountain hut in Bergen, Norway by OPA FORM architects

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Article source: OPA FORM architects

Hovering above the city, hidden behind trees in the forest of Bergen’s most famous mountain; through a tuba-tunnel, you can enter a wooden bubble. One night, just for you and your kids.
The project is the result of a design-build workshop at Bergen School of Architecture lead by Espen Folgerø at OPA FORM architects.

Image Courtesy © Espen Folgerø

Image Courtesy © Espen Folgerø

  • Architects: OPA FORM architects
  • Project: Tubakuba mountain hut
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Espen Folgerø, Helge Skodvin, Marina Magreøy, Stine Elise Kristoffersen, Gunnar Sørås
  • PROJECT TEAM: 
  • Students: Gunnar Sørås, Bent Brørs, Ida Helen Skogstad, Adrian Højfeldt, Eivind Lechbrandt, Alice Guan, Luise Storch, Eline Moe Eidvin, Shepol Barzan, Øyvind Kristiansen, Stein Atle Juvik, Eva Bull, Kristian Bøysen and Sondre Bakken.
  • Professors: Espen Folgerø, Håvard Austvoll, Sigurdur Gunnarsson and Hans Christian Elstad

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