See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World

08:00 - 1 December, 2015
Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial
Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial

Now in its second year, DesignCurial has revealed the results of their annual “Top 10 Public Toilets” award, recognizing outstanding lavatory design across the world. The top 10 emerged as exemplars among over 1,000 public toilet designs, evaluated on “design, innovation and the relationship with surroundings”. “The aim of the list was to bring international design to the fore, especially unique architecture that may be overlooked due to the structure’s mundane stereotype,” said Katherine Houston, web editor at DesignCurial. “This list is well geographically spread, with distinctive designs emerging from Japan, Australia and the UK to name a few.” See the world’s best public toilets for 2015 after the break.

Trail Restroom. Image via DesignCurial Wembley WCs. Image via DesignCurial Tokinokura Lavatories Shimodate. Image via DesignCurial L'Uritonnoir. Image via DesignCurial +28

Manshausen Island Resort / Stinessen Arkitektur

02:00 - 27 October, 2015
© Siggen Stinessen
© Siggen Stinessen

© Siggen Stinessen © Siggen Stinessen © Siggen Stinessen © Siggen Stinessen +24

Exhibition: Architecture in Comic-Strip Form

18:00 - 13 October, 2015
Illustration: Bielke&Yang
Illustration: Bielke&Yang

Colourful fantasy worlds full of speech bubbles and motion lines. Buildings with human characteristics, and invisible architecture. Since the early years of the 20th century, architects have shown an enduring interest in the comic strip as a means to explore their field of activity. What is it about comics that architects find so liberating and interesting?

“Architecture in Comic-Strip Form”, the new autumn exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture in Oslo, examines the relationship between the medium of the comic strip and architecture to reveal an aspect of the architectural discipline that few people are aware of. Many architects use the comic strip as a form of expression – as a kind of counterpart or supplement to digital drawing.

Dikehaugen 12 "Sponhuset" / Arkitekt August Schmidt

13:00 - 8 October, 2015
Courtesy of August Schmidt
Courtesy of August Schmidt

Courtesy of August Schmidt Courtesy of August Schmidt Courtesy of August Schmidt Courtesy of August Schmidt +11

Call for Interventions: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016—After Belonging

12:00 - 7 October, 2015

The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging invites architects and other professionals from around the world to engage in a debate concerning our changing condition of belonging and the contemporary transformation of residence. This open, international call offers a unique opportunity to be part of the Triennale’s core program, as it seeks intervention strategies for five different sites in the Nordic region. One intervention strategy will be selected for each site and will be developed over one year. The selected interventions will be displayed at the National Museum—Architecture in Oslo.

International call for associated projects
Deadline: November 30, 2015

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ZEB Pilot House - Pilot Project / Snøhetta

09:00 - 11 September, 2015
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Paal-André Schwital © Bruce Damonte +36

Ode to Osaka / Manthey Kula

05:00 - 21 August, 2015

Writers' Cottage 2 / JVA

03:00 - 19 August, 2015
© Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen

© Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen +17

The Clearing - Memorial at Utøya / 3RW Arkitekter

09:00 - 23 July, 2015
© Martin Slottemo Lyngstad
© Martin Slottemo Lyngstad

© Jørgen Watne Frydnes © Martin Slottemo Lyngstad © Martin Slottemo Lyngstad © Martin Slottemo Lyngstad +37

3RW's "The Clearing" Memorial Opens at Norway's Utøya Island on 4th Anniversary of Tragedy

11:38 - 22 July, 2015
© 3RW, Photo by Martin Slottemo Lyngstad
© 3RW, Photo by Martin Slottemo Lyngstad

Marking the fourth anniversary of the terror attack in Norway that left 77 dead, today the island of Utøya has opened "The Clearing," a memorial designed by Norwegian firm 3RW to commemorate the 69 victims of the shooting massacre on the island.

Førde city Hall and Plaza / MestresWågeArquitectes + Nordplan

03:00 - 9 July, 2015
© José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +18

The Bands / AHO Oslo School of Architecture

05:00 - 26 June, 2015
© Jonas Aarre Sommarset
© Jonas Aarre Sommarset

© Jonas Aarre Sommarset © Jonas Aarre Sommarset © Jonas Aarre Sommarset © Jonas Aarre Sommarset +26

Tu Primary School / Alliance arkitekter

03:00 - 24 June, 2015
© Terje Skåre
© Terje Skåre

© Terje Skåre © Terje Skåre © Terje Skåre © Terje Skåre +20

Open Call: 120 HOURS to Reveal Design Challenge on June 15

16:15 - 8 June, 2015
© 120 HOURS
© 120 HOURS

120 HOURS has teamed up with FutureBuilt to host a 5 day-long competition regarding climate-friendly urban development in the Oslo region. Open to all creatives, the competition's challenge will be revealed on Monday, June 15th 2015, at 09.00 (GMT+1). From that moment, entrants will have 120 hours to design and submit their proposal. Third, second and first prize in the contest are respectively 12.500, 25.000 and 50.000 Norwegian Kroner. Read more about the competition and register here

The Waterfront / AART Architects + Kraftværk

02:00 - 7 June, 2015
© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +34

Geopark / Helen & Hard

22:00 - 5 June, 2015
Courtesy of Helen & Hard
Courtesy of Helen & Hard

Courtesy of Helen & Hard Courtesy of Helen & Hard Courtesy of Helen & Hard Courtesy of Helen & Hard +15

House Linnebo / Schjelderup Trondahl arkitekter

03:00 - 4 June, 2015
© Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen

© Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen +25

Rundeskogen / Helen & Hard + dRMM

22:00 - 1 June, 2015
© Sindre Ellingsen
© Sindre Ellingsen

© Njål Undeheim © Sindre Ellingsen © Aeroview © Sindre Ellingsen +15