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Twins' House / JVA

© Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen
  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Nikolaj Zamecznik, Lars Hamran, Tuva Salomonsen Hansen
  • Area: 370.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jonas Adolfsen

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The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Vestfold, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs,Alessandra Kosberg, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen
  • Area: 90.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

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Split House / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Asker, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

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The Polite House / JVA

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© Lars Evanger
  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Paul-Henri Henn
  • Area: 170.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Lars Evanger

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AD Interviews: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects

Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects was the first Nordic practice we featured on ArchDaily after seeing their impressive Svalvard Center, a sharp copper-cladded volume that slowly ages and blends into the landscape.

Myrkdalen Hotel / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Myrkdalen, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Nils Røsvik, Tuva Salomonsen Hansen, Anna Zeuthen Andersen
  • Consultants: Seim & Hultgreen AS, Sweco Norge AS, Oras Bergen AS, Bravida Norge AS, Vangen Elektriske AS, Vestlandske Limtreindustri AS
  • Area: 7600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

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Sørenga 3 / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Sørenga, Oslo, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli, Kazuhiko Yamada, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Jeanette Alvestad
  • Collaborating Architects: 4B Arkitekter AS, Context AS
  • Client: Sørenga Utvikling AS
  • Area: 14500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale, Knut Bry

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Jarmund / Vigsnæs Arkitekter

Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL  was established in 1996 by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs. Alessandra Kosberg became partner in 2004. The firm is located in Oslo, Norway. JVA works in a wide architectural range with commissions mainly in Norway, but also in other European countries. The majority of their finished work are public buildings and housing projects. JVA also are involved in urban planning and building interiors; aiming to cover all corners of the architectural field. They focus on the independent concept for every single project, avoiding general stylistic approaches. Priority is given to early participation in creative programming and an attentive relation towards the surroundings.  

Twisted House / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: JVA Location: Kvitfjell, Norway Design Team: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Claes Cho Heske Ekornaas Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

RIBA Manser Medal 2012 Shortlist

Private house East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects © James Brittain
Private house East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects © James Brittain

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2012 shortlist for the UK’s pre-eminent private housing design award, the Manser Medal. These five houses, chosen from winners of RIBA Awards and RIBA regional awards, are competing for the UK’s “best new house”. The 2012 Manser Medal shortlist includes: The Dune House in Thorpeness, Suffolk / Jarmund Vigsnaes Architects & Mole Architects Private house in Gloucestershire / Found Associates Private house in East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects Two Passive Solar Gain Houses, Porthadown, Cornwall / Simon Conder Associates Maison L, Ile de France / Christian Pottgiesser – Architecture Possibles The winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize dinner October 13, 2012 in Manchester. This year’s judges include Michael Manser CBE, architect; Lady Jill Ritblat; and Tony Chapman, Hon FRIBA, RIBA Head of Awards. Learn more about each project after the break.

'New Nordic – Architecture & Identity' Exhibition

Nordic House / JVA © Louisiana / Kim Hansen
Nordic House / JVA © Louisiana / Kim Hansen

The ‘New Nordic – Architecture & Identity’ exhibition, which opened this past Thursday and is on view until October 21, is the first exhibition in a new series at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit explores the relationship of architecture to culture and identity. The series deals with architecture as a field where collective memories and narratives are reflected materially and spatially. It attempts to reveal whether certain special ‘Nordic’ features recur in architecture, and whether this involves a fundamental formal idiom that is regularly reinterpreted. Five Nordic architects - Studio Granda, Iceland, Johan Celsing, Sweden, Jarmund/Vigsnæs (JVA), Norway, Lassila Hirvilammi, Finland and Lundgaard & Tranberg, Denmark – have been invited to build a house that serves as an expression of the regional identity and experience from which the individual architect comes. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Tanum Karl Johan Bookstore / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Siv Hofsøy, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen, Paul Henri-Hann, Jens Herman Næss
  • Consultants: RISS AS, Linda Knoph Vigsnæs/LYSSTOFF
  • Client: Tanum AS
  • Size: Bookstore ca. 750 sqm, Offices ca. 225 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of jva

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Dune House / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Thorpeness, Suffolk, England
  • Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL / Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli
  • Collaborating Architect: Mole Architects Ltd.
  • Client: Living Architecture
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

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Red House / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Architects:  Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNA - Einar Jarmund & Håkon Vigsnæs
  • Client: Withheld at the owners request
  • Area: 170.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

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Writers Cottage / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Asker, Norway
  • Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
  • Client: Cecilie Enger
  • Contractor: Gunnar Johansson
  • Area: 16.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

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