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TURTAGRØ HOTEL in Sognefjellet, Norway by Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Article source: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL

The old Turtagrø Hotel, which has been the starting point for climbing in the Hurrungane Mountains for more than a hundred years, burned down in 2001. The owner wanted to create some of the atmosphere of the old building – a recognisable scale, spatial sequence, colours and materials, relating to a nearby timber annex. Outside of this the requirement was for a hotel with a new architectonic expression and an efficient layout.

Image Courtesy © Nils Petter Dahle

Image Courtesy © Nils Petter Dahle

  • Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL (JVA), Einar Jarmund & Håkon Vigsnæs
  • Project: TURTAGRØ HOTEL
  • Location: Sognefjellet, Norway
  • Photography: Nils Petter Dahle
  • Assisted by: Roar Lund-Johnsen
  • Client: Ole Drægni
  • Gross area: 1.500 m2
  • Year of contruction: 2001 – 2002

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TOLLBODSTRANDEN APARTMENTS in Tromsø, Norway by Stinessen Arkitektur

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: Stinessen Arkitektur

The setting is a challenging site with a protected waterfront towards west and a protected historical building environment on the west and north side, industrial area/ship yard towards the east while positioned in the in nerharb our towards the south.

Image Courtesy © Siggen Stinessen

Image Courtesy © Siggen Stinessen

  • Architects: Stinessen Arkitektur
  • Project: TOLLBODSTRANDEN APARTMENTS
  • Location: Tromsø, Norway
  • Photography: Siggen Stinessen

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CABIN IN Malselv, Norway by Stinessen Arkitektur

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Article source:  Stinessen Arkitektur

Situated on a steep hillside covered in trees the site overlooks the valley and the Målselv river below. The area is part of the Northern most alpine ski resort in Norway and the Målselv river is famed for its rich salmon fishing.

Image Courtesy © Siggen Stinessen

Image Courtesy © Siggen Stinessen

  • Architects: Stinessen Arkitektur
  • Project: CABIN IN Malselv
  • Location: Malselv, Norway
  • Photography: Siggen Stinessen
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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MANSHAUSEN ISLAND RESORT in Steigen, Norway by Stinessen Arkitektur

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Article source: Stinessen Arkitektur

Manshausen Island is situated in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway. The Islan sposition between dramatic mountains and the Barents Sea is in itself the inspiration for celebrated Polar Explorer Børge Ousland´snewest adventure; an adventure and exploration resort. The area is home to the world´slargest population of Sea Eagles and the fishing is spectacular. To the north the horizon is dominated by the mountain-range of Lofoten.

Image Courtesy © Siggen Stinessen

Image Courtesy © Siggen Stinessen

  • Architects: Stinessen Arkitektur
  • Project: MANSHAUSEN ISLAND RESORT
  • Location: Steigen, Norway
  • Photography: Siggen Stinessen

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Villa S in Bergen, Norway by Saunders Architecture

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Article source:  Saunders Architecture

Describing his latest project, a house for his own family in a leafy suburb of Bergen, Todd Saunders says, ‘It’s like three sticks, stacked on top of each other.’ At a stretch, the analogy holds – the house is composed of three woodclad elements, one vertical, two horizontal – but it’s far more accurate to describe it as a strictly functional composition.

Image Courtesy © Bent René Synnevåg

Image Courtesy © Bent René Synnevåg

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Villa S
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Bent René Synnevåg
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Team of architects: Todd Saunders, Ryan Jorgensen, Chris Woodford, Mark Szoke, Attila Béres, Pedro Léger Pereira
  • Client:Todd Saunders
  • General carpenter/contractor: HSR Bygg AS
  • Builder: HSR Bygg AS
  • Size: 350 m²
  • Status: Completed 2014

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Øvre Forsland Power Station in Helgeland, Norway by Kebony

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Article source: Kebony

Norway, a country that generates more than 80% of its electricity from hydropower, has added to its renewable repertoire in the guise of a beautifully Kebony-clad 30GWh plant. The plant is situated deep within the mountains of Helgeland, a hiker’s paradise just below the Arctic Circle. The region is known for its unique coastline and spectacular mountain formations and the architects wanted the plant’s design to be inspired by and reflect the landscape, whilst also functioning as an attraction for hikers in the back country wilderness.

Image Courtesy © Bjørn Leirvik

Image Courtesy © Bjørn Leirvik

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SOPP Lillehammer – 2016 Youth Olympic Games Student Housing in Norway by Kebony

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Article source: Kebony

Lillehammer, the site of the upcoming 2016 Youth Olympic Games, is soon to open the doors for a new development of student accommodation, which – in line with ‘passive house’ standards – has put environmental credentials at the forefront of the design and selection of construction materials. The development, designed by Henning Larsen Architects and SGB, is named SOPP (short for Studentsamskipnaden i Oppland), as it will house students in its 360 apartments across four blocks. The whole development is clad in Kebony’s sustainable, durable wood that will offer resistance to the chilly, windswept climate of the mountainous, lakeside Gudbrandsdal region.

Image Courtesy © Kebony

Image Courtesy © Kebony

  • Architects: Kebony
  • Project: SOPP Lillehammer – 2016 Youth Olympic Games Student Housing
  • Location: Lillehammer, Norway

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Writers’ Cottage 2 in Oslo, Norway by JVA

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: JVA

This small annex is located in the garden of two professionals in a residential area on the outskirts of the city.

The clients wanted a place that would give them space and quiet to focus on their writing and work. At the same time they wanted a view that could somehow remind them of their native West-Norwegian landscapes, this in spite of the site’s location only offering views towards a parking lot and a train station. Their intention was that the project would work as an alternative to a cottage in the countryside.

 Image Courtesy © Jonas Adolfsen

Image Courtesy © Jonas Adolfsen

  • Architects: JVA
  • Project: Writers’ Cottage 2
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Jonas Adolfsen
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Primary architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Martin Blum-Jansen
  • Client: Arne H. Krumsvik and Turid Urke
  • Building type: Annex
  • Size: 15 m2
  • Completed: 2014

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Memorial at Utøya, Norway by 3RW Arkitekter

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Article source: 3RW Arkitekter

When a big tree in the forest dies, an organic process that creates what we know as a clearing begins – open room in the otherwise dense forest. We want to develop the memorial on Utøya as such a clearing; forming a clear spot and highlight all the beautiful landscape qualities that are already in place and in contact with the surrounding environment.

Approach from pathway, Image Courtesy © Martin Slottemo Lyngstad

Approach from pathway, Image Courtesy © Martin Slottemo Lyngstad

  • Architects: 3RW Arkitekter
  • Project: Memorial at Utøya
  • Location: Utøya, Norway
  • Photography: Martin Slottemo Lyngstad, Christian Mong, Jørgen Watne Frydnes, Glen J. Read
  • Client: AUF, Oslo
  • Collaborators:
    • Ecologist: Christian E. Mong
    • Competition images: Fabian Schnuer Gohde
    • Construction site: Volunteer parents of the victim and former members of the youth labour party (AUF-veterans)
    • Craftsmanship wooden flooring: Øystein Kjerpeseth, Nature AS
    • Structural engineer: NODE rådgivende ingeniører AS
    • Landscape contractor: Anleggsgartner Finn Andersen
    • Building site management: Telemark Vestfold Entreprenør AS
    • Project management: Jørgen Watne Frydnes, Utøya AS
  • Type: Competition, 1st prize – Commission
  • Status: Completed on the 4th anniversary of the incident the 22nd July 2015
  • Program: 114m2 of circular landscape intervention in a 12m diameter circle, including a suspended ring of 4m in
    diameter
  • Period: 2015

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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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