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Lille Arøya / Lund Hagem

05:00 - 3 February, 2016
Lille Arøya / Lund Hagem, Courtesy of Lund Hagem
Courtesy of Lund Hagem

© Alexandre Westberg © Alexandre Westberg © Alexandre Westberg Courtesy of Lund Hagem +21

DNB House / Dark Arkitekter

09:00 - 31 January, 2016
DNB House / Dark Arkitekter, © Olaf Kon
© Olaf Kon

© Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran +23

Fornebuporten / Dark Arkitekter + Zinc interior architects

13:00 - 29 January, 2016
Fornebuporten / Dark Arkitekter + Zinc interior architects, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +20

Five Intervention Strategies for the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale Revealed

04:00 - 28 January, 2016
Five Intervention Strategies for the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale Revealed, Kirkenes Harbor (2009): one of four 'Intervention Strategy' sites. Image © Mathis Herbert
Kirkenes Harbor (2009): one of four 'Intervention Strategy' sites. Image © Mathis Herbert

Following an international open call for 'Intervention Strategies' which connect and correspond to the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale’s theme—After Belongingfive proposals have been selected to be developed as part of its core program, to be displayed and discussed throughout the course of the event. The jury have been "pleased and impressed by the wide range of proposals, their creativity, seriousness and sometimes also the humor with which [the submissions] approach issues of real gravity, and by the care and hard work that was evident in almost all of them."

'In Therapy' – the Nordic Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 20 January, 2016

The Nordic nations—Finland, Norway and Sweden—have reached a pivotal point in their collective, and individual, architectural identities. The Grandfathers of the universal Nordic style—including the likes of Sverre Fehn, Peter Celsing, Gunnar Asplund, Sigurd Lewerentz, Alvar Aalto, and Eero Saarinen—provided a foundation upon which architects and designers since have both thrived on and been confined by. The Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale—directed by Alejandro Aravena—will be the moment to probe: to discuss, argue, debate and challenge what Nordic architecture really is and, perhaps more importantly, what it could be in years to come.

We're asking for every practice (and individual) across the world who have built work in Finland, Norway and Sweden in the past eight years to submit their project(s) and be part of the largest survey of contemporary Nordic architecture ever compiled.

Update: the Open Call for In Therapy closed on the 24th January 2016.

Bråtejordet Skole / White Arkitekter

02:00 - 20 January, 2016
Bråtejordet Skole / White Arkitekter, © Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Design Team

    Thomas Landenberg (head architect), Karin Jakobsson, Karin Sjödin (head of landscape), Jeroen Matthijssen, Lars Zackrisson, Christian Wahlström, Lena Osvalds, Mikaela Åström Forsgren, Daniel Hultman.
  • Area

    7200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey +11

Rick Chen Wins Nature Viewpoint Competition with Vulnerability-Based Design

14:00 - 10 January, 2016
Rick Chen Wins Nature Viewpoint Competition with Vulnerability-Based Design, © Rick Chen
© Rick Chen

Australian architect Rick Chen has been announced as the joint winner of the ReTHINKing Architecture competition, "Viewpoint in Pulpit Rock." Chen's design, called "Fragile," was awarded first prize out of 195 proposals in the competition, which sought a creative take on Preikstolen, a popular natural viewpoint and rest area 600 meters above the Lysefjorden in southwest Norway.

Idunsgate / Haptic Architects

02:00 - 6 January, 2016
Idunsgate / Haptic Architects, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Design Team

    Nikki Butenschøn, Aleksandra Danielak, Peder Skavlan
  • Client

    Gullestad/Skavlan
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +42

Storyline Studios / Studio Vatn + GROMA

05:00 - 4 January, 2016
Storyline Studios / Studio Vatn + GROMA, © Einar Aslaksen
© Einar Aslaksen

Naust V / Koreo Arkitekter + Kolab Arkitekter

05:00 - 30 December, 2015
Naust V / Koreo Arkitekter + Kolab Arkitekter, © Mattias Josefsson
© Mattias Josefsson

© Mattias Josefsson © Mattias Josefsson © Mattias Josefsson © Mattias Josefsson +22

House Vardåsen / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects

05:00 - 27 December, 2015
House Vardåsen / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects, © Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Grimstad, Norway
  • Design Team

    Stian Schjelderup, Øystein Trondahl - Schjelderup Trondahl architects
  • Constructor

    Hemato AS
  • Area

    244.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen +27

Færder Technical High School / White Arkitekter

13:00 - 23 December, 2015
Færder Technical High School / White Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +19

Paleet Shopping Center / JVA

02:00 - 19 December, 2015
Paleet Shopping Center / JVA, © Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

© Nils Petter Dale © Einar Aslaksen © Nils Petter Dale © Einar Aslaksen +31

Log House / JVA

02:00 - 17 December, 2015
Log House / JVA, © Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oppdal, Norway
  • Primary architects

    Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Nikolaj Zamecznik, Claes Cho Heske Ekornaas
  • Area

    302.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale +38

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall / JVA

02:00 - 15 December, 2015
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall / JVA, © Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

© Jiri Havran © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale +23

David Basulto to Curate Nordic Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

13:52 - 3 December, 2015
David Basulto to Curate Nordic Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale, The Nordic Pavilion in Venice, designed by Sverre Fehn in 1960. Image © Feruzzi
The Nordic Pavilion in Venice, designed by Sverre Fehn in 1960. Image © Feruzzi

The Nordic Pavilion, representing Finland, Norway and Sweden, has selected David Basulto as curator for their exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Responding to Biennale director Alejandro Aravena's theme for the 2016 event, Reporting from the Front, the exhibition organized by Basulto and the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (ArkDes) will use Nordic architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture as "a springboard" to understand the future challenges which architecture and the built environment will face. The announcement is accompanied by an open call for completed projects that address these challenges. Selected projects will be displayed in the Sverre Fehn-designed pavilion at the Venice Biennale from May 28th to November 27th 2016.

See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World

08:00 - 1 December, 2015
See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World, 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
Manshausen Island Resort / Stinessen Arkitektur, © Siggen Stinessen
© Siggen Stinessen

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