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Knarvik Kindergarden / M3 Architecture

  • 01:00 - 30 April, 2010
Knarvik Kindergarden / M3 Architecture
Knarvik Kindergarden / M3 Architecture, © Thomas Tysseland
© Thomas Tysseland

© Thomas Tysseland © Thomas Tysseland © Thomas Tysseland © Thomas Tysseland +24

From the architect. The architectural language bases on the areas basic character. The rocky hills makes the building twist and turn around it. This is showed by the waving roof, adapting to the surroundings.

The site is completely surrounded by unspoilt landscape, therefore it was important to keep the concept as close as possible to the “natural palette”. The outer skin is natural local wood panels, that will become light grey as time goes by. A variation with vertical and horizontal panels draws the lines for windows and cuts.

© Thomas Tysseland
© Thomas Tysseland

The cuts and the lightboxes talks a more modern language, to give the concept a modern connection.The idea came along studying the rubix snake, and how its ability to generate a million different shapes, based on just one fragment/form put together.

© Thomas Tysseland
© Thomas Tysseland

The shape is modeled from a box with dimensions 8×8x8 meters. The only twist on that box is to lift one of the corners vertical 2 meters. When put together randomly, you will get a unique form, like twisting the rubix snake.

© Thomas Tysseland
© Thomas Tysseland
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georgiaartikoglou · January 03, 2012

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salar · October 21, 2011

Hello. I am graduate student. And I want to give presented the letter in kindergarden. I need some information about child architecture. please send the information in this regard. tanx

up_today_arch · May 02, 2010

model is mach more impressiv, then real building... it is very difficult to adopt ideas to reality.

rodger · May 02, 2010

lost in translation, sadly.
this project could best be described as, thoughtfully banal.


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