Rabot Tourist Cabin / JVA

© Svein Arne Brygfjeld

Architects: JVA
Location: Okstindan, Hemnes,
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Svein Arne Brygfjeld, Jan Inge Larsen, Einar Aslaksen

Twins’ House / JVA

© Jonas Adolfsen

Architects: JVA
Location: , Norway
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Nikolaj Zamecznik, Lars Hamran, Tuva Salomonsen Hansen
Area: 370 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jonas Adolfsen

The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: JVA
Location: , Norway
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs,Alessandra Kosberg, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen
Area: 90 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Summerhouse in Denmark / JVA

© Torben Petersen

Architects: JVA
Location: ,
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Lars Hamran, Jens Herman Næss
Consultants: Ole Willerup, Rikke Øberg
Area: 123 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Torben Petersen

Split House / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

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

The Polite House / JVA

© Lars Evanger

Architects: JVA
Location: , Norway
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Paul-Henri Henn
Area: 170 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lars Evanger

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.

Since then we have seen many more strong projects of different scales from the Norwegian firm. The firm was  established in 1996 by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs, with Alessandra Kosberg who joined as a partner in 2004.

’s projects range from small cabins in the woods and interiors, to large scale hospitality projects and urban plans. The firm has developed expertise in designing for the Nordic weather as well as creating connections between the buildings and the distinctive Nordic landscape. With the above as their focus, the practice constantly explores how to innovate through the use and experimentation of materials.

Their work has been featured in recent exhibits, and in their recent monograph.

JVA projects at ArchDaily:

Myrkdalen Hotel / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: JVA
Location: , 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
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Sørenga 3 / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: JVA
Location: Sørenga, Oslo,
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: 14,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale, Knut Bry

Jarmund / Vigsnæs Arkitekter

Courtesy of Equal Books

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 , . JVA works in a wide architectural range with commissions mainly in , 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

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

RIBA Manser Medal 2012 Shortlist

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, / Jarmund Vigsnaes Architects & Mole Architects
  • Private house in Gloucestershire /
  • 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

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.

Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA

© Håkon Aurlien

Architects: JVA – Vigsnaes AS Architects MNAL
Location: , Troms, Norway
Design Team: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Kazuhiko Yamada
Client: Statens Vegvesen, region Nord v/Frits Karlsen
Size: 308 sqm
Completion: 2011
Consultants: AS Frederiksen, Union Consult BORO VVS og Miljø AS, Malnes og Endresen AS.
Photographs: Håkon Aurlien, Nils Petter Dale, Stian Schelderup

  

Dune House / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL / Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli
Location: Thorpeness, ,
Client: Living Architecture
Collaborating Architect: Mole Architects Ltd.
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Red House / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNA – Einar Jarmund & Håkon Vigsnæs
Location: ,
Client: Withheld at the owners request
Project area: 170 sqm
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Writers Cottage / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
Location: Asker,
Client: Cecilie Enger
Contractor: Gunnar Johansson
Project area: 16 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2008
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

“Lost in Nature: The Architecture of Jarmund/Vigsnæs” exhibition

Summer House Vestfold 2

Lost in Nature: The Architecture of Jarmund/Vigsnæs opens September 17 and runs through November 14, 2010. Contemporary Norwegian architecture is among the most vibrant in the world today, and this exhibition features a collection of work by the renowned -based architecture firm Jarmund/Vigsnæs (see their projects right here). Through photographs and models, the exhibition highlights architectural projects that focus on close relationships with Norwegian nature. Lost in Nature is supported in part by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The exhibition will take place at the Nordic Heritage Museum, , USA. For more information, visit the museum’s official website.