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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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Kebony Chosen for Waldorf School in Fredrikstad, Norway by LINK Arkitektur

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: LINK Arkitektur

Fredrikstad Waldorf School’s newest addition, which will accommodate children from grades 2 – 4 and create a new premises for the school day care facility, was recently opened by Jon-Ivar Nygård, Mayor of Fredrikstad. Located on a picturesque south facing slope and surrounded by trees the new building, clad in Kebony, is situated on the boundary between the forest and schoolyard. To preserve the natural backdrop to the play area, the building is partly placed on stilts floating above the creek to maintain the natural rock formations on the site and the flow of the little stream through the grounds.

Image Courtesy © Jiri Havran

Image Courtesy © Jiri Havran

  • Architects: LINK Arkitektur
  • Project: Kebony Chosen for Waldorf School
  • Location: Fredrikstad, Norway
  • Photography: Jiri Havran

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Cabin Straumsnes in Tingvoll, Norway by Rever & Drage Architects

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Article source: Rever & Drage Architects

Paradoxically the new main cabin at Årsund was built after the annex. This due to the fact that the original cabin, with exception of the annex, was removed to make way for the new-build. Moreover, the annex was drawn by another architect office and completed a few years ago. We therefore had to design a new whole, which included the annex and yet at the same time created a new building which in itself would provide a satisfactory solution both for site and program.

Image Courtesy © Tom  Auger

Image Courtesy © Tom Auger

  • Architects: Rever & Drage Architects
  • Project: Cabin Straumsnes
  • Location: Straumsnes, Tingvoll, Norway
  • Photography: Tom  Auger
  • Design team: Tom Auger, Martin Beverfjord, Eirik Lilledrange
  • Area: 135 sqm
  • Complete: 2015

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Contemporary design for traditional farmhouse in Glomma River, Norway by LINK Architects

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: LINK Architects

Inspired by the original 19th Century design, a rundown farmhouse on the east side of the River Glomma – Norway’s longest and largest river – has been brought into the 21st Century by LINK Architects.

Image Courtesy © HUNDVEN-CLEMENTS_PHOTOGRAPHY

Image Courtesy © HUNDVEN-CLEMENTS_PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Architects: LINK Architects
  • Project: Contemporary design for traditional farmhouse
  • Location: Glomma River, Norway
  • Photography: Hundven-Clements_Photography

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VIKING AGE MUSEUM AT BYGDØY in Oslo, Norway by GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

GRAFT’s proposal for the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo finds its place in a unique historic and spatial context; integrated into an outdoor museum complex in the center of the Bygdøy peninsula. The long and vivid history of the Viking Museum and its presented findings unfold in a continuous motion within and around the new landscape that houses the extension. The draft aims to protect the residents’ and visitors’ view of the area in the north while sensitively augmenting the landscape features on the given site.

Image Courtesy © GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

Image Courtesy © GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

  • Architects: GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
  • Project: VIKING AGE MUSEUM AT BYGDØY
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 5.0
  • Founding Partners: Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit
  • Project Leaders: Marvin Bratke, Thomas Grabner
  • Project Team: Agata Glubiak, Felix Grauer, Philippe Grotenrath, Clemens Hochreiter, Emma Rytoft
  • Client: Ministry of Education and Research / Statsbygg
  • Status: Competition Design
  • Year: 2016
  • GFA: 13.000 m²

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Loft renovation in Oslo, Norway by Austigard Arkitektur AS

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Article source: Austigard Arkitektur AS 

The architect was approached by the client with the request of converting the existing loft from uninsulated storage to living spaces. Due to the low ceiling height at about 2.1 at the maximum, the client suggested the roof be completely rebuilt in a position about one meter higher. This original plan would have doubled the building budget and most probably have been rejected by building authorities due to height restrictions. Instead the architect suggested keeping the roof in the same position, and instead work with the space so that it would be usable and feel spacious, even with the limited ceiling height.

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitektur AS

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitektur AS

  • Architects: Austigard Arkitektur AS
  • Project: Loft renovation
  • Location: Oslo, Norway 
  • Team: Tor O. Austigard, Hildegunn Slotnæs
  • Suppliers:

    • Veneer sheets: Oslo Finerfabrikk
  • Area: 60 sqm net area
  • Year: 2015
  • Software used: Archicad

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House on a cliff in Oslo, Norway by Austigard Arkitektur AS

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Article source: Austigard Arkitektur AS

The client asked the architect for a one-room extension, which is what the zoning laws would permit. Since The house had only a small garden in front, facing morning sun, so the architect proposed to put the extension largely below ground, and allow for a big rooftop terrace facing evening sun and sunset. This would also allow for a more secluded location of the extended room, which was a wish by the client.

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitektur AS

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitektur AS

  • Architects: Austigard Arkitektur AS
  • Project: House on a cliff
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Team: Tor O. Austigard, Hildegunn Slotnæs
  • Suppliers:

    • Brick: Wienerberger Terca Galactic
  • Area: 50 sqm net area
  • Year: 2015
  • Software used: Archicad

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House in Stavanger, Norway by Austigard Arkitektur

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Article source: Austigard Arkitektur 

The interior spaces are sculpted to form a varied sequence of spaces, with emphasis on the changes between light and dark spaces as well as between open and intimate spaces. In a small house it is also important to pay attention to all the small “bonus” spaces, such as window sills for sitting in. The interior is all wood, ranging from dark pine floors to light beech walls.

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitetur AS + Emile Ashley

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitetur AS + Emile Ashley

  • Architects: Austigard Arkitektur
  • Project: House
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Photography: Austigard Arkitetur AS + Emile Ashley
  • Team: Tor O. Austigard, Hildegunn Slotnæs
  • Veneer sheets: Oslo Finerfabrikk
  • Area: 80 sqm net area
  • Year: 2015

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SOCIAL HOUSING in Bergen, Norway by Rabatanalab (Rocco Salomone)

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: Rocco Salomone (Rabatanalab)

The project area is situated in a unique area of Bergen in Norway. Located just outside the historic city centre on the south side of Store Lungegårdsvannet near the Møllendal River, the site has a long history as an industrial area, including milling back to the Middle Ages, and storage for the city’s technical department in recent times. Much of the Møllendal area has for decades been inaccessible and unsuited for public use so making a fracture between two parts of the town. The project aims to reconnect and to give continuity to a new territory exploring transitions between land and water; the goal is to create the conditions for regenerating the area into an attractive and active waterfront neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Rabatanalab

Image Courtesy © Rabatanalab

  • Architects: Rabatanalab (Rocco Salomone), Daniele Molinari, Hector Montero Docarragal, Maria Jesus Romero Jimenez, Margherita Rossi
  • Project: SOCIAL HOUSING
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Client: Municipality of Bergen
  • Project team: Ciro Gordon, Verdiana Spicciarelli
  • Size: 80.000 sqm
  • Year: 2015
  • Status: Competition entry

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