Algard Church / Link Arkitektur

© Hundven Clements Photography

Architects: Link Arkitektur
Location: Rettedalen 7, 4330 Ålgård,
Area: 1980.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Hundven Clements Photography

Villa S / Saunders Architecture

© Bent René Synnevåg

Architects: Saunders Architecture
Location: Villa, Flatanger,
Architect In Charge: Todd Saunders
Year: 2015
Photographs: Bent René Synnevåg

MM1 – Exhibition Room For Contemporary Art / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

© Are Carlsen

Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Location: Munthes gate, 0260 Oslo,
Architect In Charge: Dagur Eggertsson, Vibeke Jenssen, Sami Rintala
Photographs: Are Carlsen

Cabin at Femunden / Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter

© Tom Gustavsen

Architects: Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter
Location: Femund,
Area: 85.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Tom Gustavsen

Slice / Saunders Architecture

© Bent René Synnevåg

Architects: Saunders Architecture
Location: ,
Area: 15.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Bent René Synnevåg

6 Proposals Revealed for Oslo’s New Government Quarter

Courtesy of BIG

Nearly 100 architects, designers, and consultants have been developing designs for a competition for the new government quarter in Oslo. Drawing an initial 24 entries, the intent of the competition was to generate viable solutions for the future relocation of all government ministries (excluding the defense ministry), emphasizing an urban atmosphere and public elements. In the six shortlisted proposals from both local and international firms, including BIG, Snøhetta, and MVRDV, the themes of building tall and introducing green space emerged.

Now a ten-member committee of industry professionals will assist Statsbygg, the public construction advisers collaborating on the government’s behalf, with the evaluation of each design. Take a look at the six proposals after the break.

Grorudparken / LINK arkitektur

© Tomasz Majewski

Architects: LINK arkitektur
Location: Oslo, Norway
Area: 119000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tomasz Majewski

Mesterfjellet 1-10 School and Family Centre / CEBRA

© Mikkel Frost

Architects: CEBRA, SPINN Arkitekter, Various Architects
Location: Larvik, Norway
Area: 6000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mikkel Frost, Jiri Havran

Bergen University College / Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur

Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter +

Architects: Cubo Arkitekter, HLM Arkitektur
Location: University of Bergen, Bergen,
Area: 51750.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur

Tubakuba Mountain Hub / OPA Form

© Espen Folgerø

Architects: OPA Form
Location: Bergen,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Espen Folgerø, Gunnar Sørås, Helge Skodvin, Marina Magreøy, Stine Elise Kristoffersen

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition to Design Mixed-Use Complex in Central Oslo

© Beauty and The Bit /

schmidt hammer lassen architects have won a competition to design a new retail and office complex in central Oslo. The winning scheme, chosen ahead of five other proposals, was chosen for “its strong and innovative” design that “enhances the existing urban qualities” and forms a “new connection between the building and city life.”

Cabin Laksvatn / Hamran/Johansen Arkitekter

© Ivan Brodey

Architects: Hamran/Johansen Arkitekter
Location: Tromsø, Norway
Architect In Charge: Lars Hamran
Consultants: eStatikk AS
Area: 50.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ivan Brodey, André Severin Johansen

Nomadic Shelter / SALT Siida Workshop

© Piotr Paczkowski

Location: Fylkesveg 475 160, 8140 Inndyr, Norway
Area: 12.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Piotr Paczkowski

V-Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

© Søren Harder Nielsen

Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Location: Ål,
Area: 120.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Søren Harder Nielsen, RRA


© Einar Aslaksen

Architects: NSW AS
Location: Oslo, Norway
Design Team: Gudmund Stenseth, Tore Schjetlein, Tiffany Otis, Luis Santos
Project Manager: Gudmund Stenseth
Area: 248.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Einar Aslaksen

Pulp Press at Kistefos / A2 Architects

© Jiru Havran

Architects: A2 Architects
Location: , Norway
Architect In Charge: Peter Carroll, Caomhan Murphy, Joan McElligott, David McInerney
Technical Design: Jakob Ilera, INSEQ
Area: 100.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jiru Havran

Grønneviksøren Student Apartments / 3RW Arkitekter

© Cecilie Bannow

Architects: 3RW Arkitekter
Location: Bergen,
Area: 21750.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cecilie Bannow

Snøhetta’s Illustrated Travel Guide for Oslo

Illustration by Jorunn Sannes via

Sleek, contemporary, and unapologetically eclectic, the work of Norwegian firm Snøhetta is as diverse as it is synonymous with modern Scandinavian design. Spanning everything from architecture and master planning to installation art and product and packaging design, Snøhetta’s projects are characterized by the marriage of efficiency, quirky charm, and an eye for beauty. Offering a broad selection of suggestions for visitors to , Snøhetta’s guide to the nation’s capital is no different. Reflecting the favorite attractions of architects, artists, and brand designers from within the firm, the guide includes a windowless barjazz-punk band, and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, even encompassing the work of Oslo-based design contemporary, Element Arkitekter, in Lærernes hus. Read the rest of the seven travel selections here.