AD Interviews: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects

01:00 - 16 May, 2013

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.

Jarmund / Vigsnæs Arkitekter

01:00 - 20 December, 2012
Jarmund / Vigsnæs Arkitekter, Courtesy of Equal Books
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 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

14:00 - 2 October, 2012
© 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 +15

RIBA Manser Medal 2012 Shortlist

12:57 - 18 September, 2012
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.

"Lost in Nature: The Architecture of Jarmund/Vigsnæs" exhibition

18:00 - 16 September, 2010

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 Oslo-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.