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White Arkitekter Proposes Transparent "Lantern" Design for Akershus Art Center

08:00 - 2 January, 2017
White Arkitekter Proposes Transparent "Lantern" Design for Akershus Art Center, Courtesy of White Arkitekter
Courtesy of White Arkitekter

White Arkitekter has proposed a timber-framed "lantern" design for in a new addition to the local art center in Akershus, Norway as part of a limited architecture competition. The design by White Arkitekter was selected as a runner-up, with Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter named the winner. White’s design aims to connect the art facilities to adjacent historical institutions and create additional public space.

Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter +10

Cabin Geilo / Lund Hagem Architects

03:00 - 29 December, 2016
Cabin Geilo / Lund Hagem Architects, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

© Marc Goodwin               © Marc Goodwin               © Marc Goodwin               © Marc Goodwin               +24

Eero Saarinen-Designed US Embassy in Oslo to Be Preserved After Sale by Government

12:00 - 26 December, 2016
Eero Saarinen-Designed US Embassy in Oslo to Be Preserved After Sale by Government, US Embassy in Oslo. Designed by Eero Saarinen. Image © Flickr user A.Curell. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
US Embassy in Oslo. Designed by Eero Saarinen. Image © Flickr user A.Curell. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

The Eero Saarinen-designed US Embassy in Oslo is set to be placed under historic preservation orders following the building’s sale by the US government.

The US embassy to Norway since 1959, the building will change hands once staff are moved into the new US embassy building at Huseby, which is expected to complete in early 2017.

Winners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art Museum

14:00 - 24 December, 2016
Winners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art Museum, Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo
Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo

The winners of the Kunstsilo (Art Silo) competition to convert a 1935 harbor-side grain silo into an art museum in Kristiansand, Norway have been announced, with one overall winner and five runners up. MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO, a team from Barcelona, have won the competition, out of 101 proposals, with their concept, SILOSAMLINGEN (“The Silo Collection”), which, according to the jury, “demonstrates a crystal-clear combination of architectural self-assurance and humble respect for the silo building and its newly assigned task.”

Courtesy of X + I ARCHITECTURE Courtesy of Galmstrup LTD Courtesy of NA TO WA Architects and Austigard Arkitektur AS Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo +8

Snøhetta-Designed Norwegian Banknotes to Go into Circulation in 2017

14:00 - 21 December, 2016
Back of the 100-krone note. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
Back of the 100-krone note. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

In 2014, Snøhetta was announced as one of two winners in a competition to design new banknotes for the Norwegian Bank. Now, after 2 years of development, the first bills have been produced and are nearly ready to begin full circulation.

To coincide with the occasion, Norges Bank has released a series of videos explaining the design and production process. Check them out below.

Summer House Gravråk / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

09:00 - 12 December, 2016
Summer House Gravråk / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
© Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

© Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Andopen, Flakstad, Norway
  • Team

    Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, Anette Bringsverd, Elisabeth Øymo, Halvard Amble, Hilde Rostadmo
  • Area

    25.0 m2
  • Photographs

Bicycle Hotel Lillestrøm / Various Architects

05:00 - 8 December, 2016
Bicycle Hotel Lillestrøm / Various Architects, © Ibrahim Elhayawan
© Ibrahim Elhayawan

© Dawid Nowak © Ibrahim Elhayawan © Noemi Fuentes © Ibrahim Elhayawan +24

MAD Arkitekter and Asplan Viak Release Feasibility Study for Urban Dock Development in Norway

12:00 - 4 December, 2016
MAD Arkitekter and Asplan Viak Release Feasibility Study for Urban Dock Development in Norway, Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak
Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak

MAD Arkitekter and Asplan Viak have collaborated to create a feasibility study for Visjon Dokken, an idea for a 25-hectare urban development dock that could become a new center for “residential, business park, commute, and energy sufficient systems.”

Located in Bergen Harbor in Norway, the project would be the second largest development in the country and could house 3,500 dwellings and 8,000 workspaces, 37,000 square meters of public parks, as well as a connected walkway system and bicycle paths.

Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak +9

K21 Skardsøya / TYIN Tegnestue Architects

11:00 - 28 November, 2016
K21 Skardsøya  / TYIN Tegnestue Architects, © Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

© Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Møre og Romsdal, Norway
  • Architect in Charge

    Andreas G. Gjertsen, Ørjan Nyheim
  • Area

    60.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Faust Store / Snøhetta

15:00 - 22 November, 2016
Faust Store  / Snøhetta, © Lasse Fløde
© Lasse Fløde

© Lasse Fløde © Lasse Fløde © Lasse Fløde © Lasse Fløde +26

Villa Vatnan / Nordic Office of Architecture

02:00 - 22 November, 2016
Villa Vatnan / Nordic Office of Architecture, © visualis / m.c.herzog
© visualis / m.c.herzog

© visualis / m.c.herzog © Espen Grønli © visualis / m.c.herzog © Espen Grønli +28

Experience the Beauty of Norwegian Architecture with This Time-Lapse Video

06:00 - 18 November, 2016

As the second chapter in his series, Iconic Norway, Alejandro Villanueva has released a time-lapse of the Trollstigen Visitor Center, a project by Reiulf Ramstad Architects for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in Oslo, Norway.

Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects Courtesy of Unknown Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects +4

After Belonging Agency On the Emergence of New Patterns of Living

04:00 - 15 November, 2016

In this film, presented in collaboration with +KOTE, the After Belonging Agency—Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Ignacio Galán, Alejandra Navarrese Llopis, Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, and Marina Otero Verzier—narrate a walkthrough of In Residence, one of the two core exhibitions at this year's Oslo Architecture TriennaleAfter Belonging – A Triennale In Residence, On Residence, and the Ways We Stay in Transit.

IKEA Recreates Syrian Home Inside their Store in Efforts to Aid Refugee Crisis

16:15 - 14 November, 2016
IKEA Recreates Syrian Home Inside their Store in Efforts to Aid Refugee Crisis, via POL
via POL

Swedish mega-retailer IKEA is taking action to combat the destitute living conditions faced by Syrian refugees.

Partnering with the Norwegian Red Cross and advertising agency POL, IKEA has installed a replica of a refugee house in Damascus, Syria at their store in Slependen, Norway.

via POL via POL via POL Screenshot via Design Museum +8

Sørenga Block 6 / MAD arkitekter

03:00 - 9 November, 2016
Sørenga Block 6 / MAD arkitekter, © Tomasz Majewski
© Tomasz Majewski

Courtesy of MAD arkitekter Courtesy of MAD arkitekter © Tomasz Majewski © Tomasz Majewski +15

a+u 2016:10 "Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk"

09:00 - 4 November, 2016
a+u 2016:10 "Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk", Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

The October 2016 issue of a+u is a special issue devoted to Norwegian architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk. Since the establishment of his office in Oslo in 1992, Hølmebakk has worked closely with the natural landscape of the country. This issue features his latest National Tourist Route project "Vøringsfossen Waterfall Area", residential works "Summer House Addition Gravråk" and "Concrete House Holtet / Larsen", on-going projects such as "Bukkedauen Hotel and Coastal Culture Center" and "Torghatten Footbridge", as well as his earlier works from the very first built project "Private Library" for his parents.

Danish Firms Unveil New University of Bergen Energy and Technology Building

06:00 - 26 October, 2016
Danish Firms Unveil New University of Bergen Energy and Technology Building, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects & Arkitektgruppen Cubus
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects & Arkitektgruppen Cubus

Danish firm Arkitema Architects, in collaboration with Arkitektgruppen Cubus, has won the competition to design a new Life Science building—called EnTek—at the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway. As an Energy and Technology building, the project is designed to ensure collaboration between UiB’s faculty and the energy and technology industry. 

The 17,500-square-meter building will become a southern gateway to the university, connecting the school to the city via a new street that will also become a central meeting point for both researchers and citizens.

Courtesy of Arkitema Architects & Arkitektgruppen Cubus Courtesy of Arkitema Architects & Arkitektgruppen Cubus Courtesy of Arkitema Architects & Arkitektgruppen Cubus Courtesy of Arkitema Architects & Arkitektgruppen Cubus +17

Store Lauvøya - Bestemorstua / Mikado Arkitektur

15:00 - 11 October, 2016
Store Lauvøya - Bestemorstua / Mikado Arkitektur , © Mika Meienberger
© Mika Meienberger

© Mika Meienberger © Mika Meienberger © Mika Meienberger © Mika Meienberger +16