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KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre / Mecanoo

02:00 - 21 July, 2016
KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre  / Mecanoo, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kongsberg, Norway
  • Area

    24000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Mecanoo

Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

05:00 - 15 July, 2016
Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +26

Eldhusøya / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

02:00 - 12 July, 2016
Eldhusøya  / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Rolf-Ørjan Høgseth © Roland Halbe Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eldhusøya, Averøy, Norway
  • Team

    Franco Ghilardi, Erik Stenman, Anna Nilsson
  • Interiors

    Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS
  • Landscape design

    Ghilardi+hellsten Arkitekter AS, Asplan Viak
  • Area

    2040.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Roland Halbe , Rolf-Ørjan Høgseth, Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

Outdoor Light Studio / NATAAS

05:00 - 10 July, 2016
Outdoor Light Studio / NATAAS, © Haakon Michael Harriss
© Haakon Michael Harriss

© Haakon Michael Harriss © Haakon Michael Harriss © Haakon Michael Harriss © Haakon Michael Harriss +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Architect in Charge

    Gisle Nataas
  • Architect and Carpenter

    Mats Rustøy
  • Area

    15.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Haakon Michael Harriss , Courtesy of Gisle Nataas

Clarion Hotel Air / KAP

05:00 - 3 July, 2016
Clarion Hotel Air  / KAP, © Sindre Ellingsen
© Sindre Ellingsen

© Sindre Ellingsen © Sindre Ellingsen © Sindre Ellingsen © Sindre Ellingsen +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sola, Norway
  • Architect

    Kontor for Arkitektur og Plan AS
  • Interior design

    Space CPH
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Video: Ascend the Ziggurat in the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 27 June, 2016

In this film, Jesús Granada visits the Nordic Pavilion, “In Therapy”, at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The video presents a series of measured stills in 4K resolution which introduce the central installation of the exhibition—a stepped pyramid, or ziggurat—and its series of reflective "rooms without walls." The pavilion itself, which was completed in 1969, was designed by Sverre Fehn to partially reflect and concretize certain ideas about Nordic society and its architecture – including a sense of openness. This year, therefore, the pavilion has been orchestrated as an extension of the public space of the Giardini.

Video: Reiulf Ramstad Explains "The Nordic Way of Building"

10:00 - 21 June, 2016

“We believe that architecture makes sense when it’s anchored in the locales where it’s built, and the people who are going to use it. That’s why I’m not so occupied with the zeitgeist of architecture.”

In this interview from Louisiana Channel, Oslo-based architect Reiulf Ramstad discusses how the Scandinavian landscape is at the core of his design concepts. In a context of globalization, increased mobility, and communication medias, Ramstad believes “the depth of the locale becomes shallow.” His architecture contrasts this mainstream approach by offering designs specifically tailored to Norwegian cultural heritage and the landscape of its remote areas.

Småbruk: Pocket Farm in Nes / Scarcity and Creativity Studio

02:00 - 17 June, 2016
Småbruk: Pocket Farm in Nes / Scarcity and Creativity Studio, Courtesy of Scarcity and Creativity Studio
Courtesy of Scarcity and Creativity Studio

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Sirdalen House / Filter Arkitekter

05:00 - 16 June, 2016
Sirdalen House / Filter Arkitekter, © Lise Bjelland
© Lise Bjelland

© Lise Bjelland © Lise Bjelland © Lise Bjelland © Lise Bjelland +13

Tintra Footbridge / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

03:00 - 13 June, 2016
Tintra Footbridge / Rintala Eggertsson Architects, © Dag Jenssen
© Dag Jenssen

© Dag Jenssen © Dag Jenssen © Dag Jenssen © Dag Jenssen +40

  • Architects

    Dagur Eggertsson, Vibeke Jenssen, Sami Rintala and Polona Šušterič
  • Location

    Vossevangen, Norway
  • Contractor

    IKM Stål & Fasade
  • Area

    306.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

In Therapy: Inside the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:15 - 31 May, 2016
In Therapy: Inside the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, The central installation (the pyramid) is encloses, but does not hide, the three remaining original trees inside the pavilion. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
The central installation (the pyramid) is encloses, but does not hide, the three remaining original trees inside the pavilion. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

You are part of another’s shadow.
—Sverre Fehn in conversation with Per Olaf Fjeld

A central impetus for this exhibition is to acknowledge the presence of the ‘ghosts’ of Nordic architecture – those architects, theorists and educators—the most famous of which are often described as ‘Modern Masters’—who continue to exert influence on contemporary practice and pedagogy. Indeed, one of the most prominent of these gures, the Norwegian Sverre Fehn, designed the Nordic Pavilion. This exhibition addresses a common challenge faced by Finns, Norwegians and Swedes today: how can a building (or an exhibition, in this instance) exist in a dialogue with its setting when that setting is so charged? For us, this ties into a broader question: how can architecture occupy a legacy while still making progress?

The pyramid, built from Swedish pine, represents an inhabitable installation – an urban artefact in a very public pavilion. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Intimate "Rooms Without Walls" sit next to the main installation. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu The pyramid is a "discourse machine," designed to allow people to critically discuss the issues at the heart of the exhibition in an open air environment. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu The pyramid exists in dialogue with the building. Here, it's relationship with the existing staircase is made apparent. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu +42

Oslo Architecture Triennale Announces Program and Participants for 2016 Event

14:30 - 24 May, 2016
Oslo Architecture Triennale Announces Program and Participants for 2016 Event, Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale
Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale

The Oslo Architecture Triennale has announced the program and participants for this year's sixth edition of the event, titled After Belonging, which will open in September of this year. Participants will contribute to two exhibitions, occurring alongside a conference, and collateral events, taking place September 8-November 27, 2016.

As described by the Oslo Architecture Triennale website: "The 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale designs the objects, spaces, and territories for a transforming condition of belonging. Global circulation of people, information, and goods has destabilized what we understand by residence, questioning spatial permanence, property, and identity—a crisis of belonging. Circulation brings greater accessibility to ever-new commodities and further geographies. But, simultaneously, circulation also promotes growing inequalities for large groups, kept in precarious states of transit. After Belonging examines both our attachment to places and collectivities—Where do we belong?—as well as our relation to the objects we own, share, and exchange—How do we manage our belongings?”

Cabin Straumsnes / Rever & Drage Architects

05:00 - 18 May, 2016
Cabin Straumsnes  / Rever & Drage Architects, © Tom Auger
© Tom Auger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Straumsnes, Tingvoll, Norway
  • Design Team

    Tom Auger, Martin Beverfjord, Eirik Lilledrange
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Tom Auger © Tom Auger © Tom Auger © Tom Auger +17

After Belonging Agency Announce Conference Speakers for the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale

07:00 - 25 April, 2016
2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale Conference
2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale Conference

The After Belonging Agency, the curatorial team behind the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT), have revealed sixteen speakers who will present at the event's central conference at the Oslo Opera House this coming September. Atelier Bow-Wow, Snøhetta alongside a number of other academics, practitioners and decision-makers will come together to "address architecture’s relation to current pressing questions such as refugeeism, migration and homelessness, new mediated forms of domesticity and foreignness, environmental displacements, tourism, and the technologies and economies of sharing."

Smestad Recycling Centre / Longva arkitekter

15:00 - 21 April, 2016
Smestad Recycling Centre  / Longva arkitekter , © Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey +13

Cabin Vindheim / Vardehaugen

03:00 - 20 April, 2016
Cabin Vindheim / Vardehaugen, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lillehammer, Norway
  • Team

    Håkon Matre Aasarød, Berta Gaztelu, Joana Branco, Kurt Breitenstein
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander +16

Lars Backer – A Pioneer of Norwegian Modernism

07:00 - 14 April, 2016
 Lars Backer – A Pioneer of Norwegian Modernism, Lars Backer, Restaurant Skansen, Oslo, 1927. Photo: Platou arkitekter
Lars Backer, Restaurant Skansen, Oslo, 1927. Photo: Platou arkitekter

With his designs for Skansen Restaurant, Ekeberg Restaurant and the Horn Building, the architect Lars Backer brought the International Style in architecture to Norway. Many people had felt that a new era was imminent, and now it had arrived.

The exhibition “Lars Backer – architect. A pioneer of Norwegian Modernism” tells the story of Lars Backer’s life, explains his contribution to Norwegian architecture, and sheds light on the era he lived in.

Villa Tussefaret / Lie Øyen Arkitekter

02:00 - 12 April, 2016
Villa Tussefaret  / Lie Øyen Arkitekter, © Fin Serck-Hanssen
© Fin Serck-Hanssen
  • Architects

    Lie Øyen arkitekter as
  • Location

    Tussefaret 19, 1440 Drøbak, Norway
  • Project leader

    Kristoffer Øyen
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Fin Serck-Hanssen © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Fin Serck-Hanssen +23