Architects: Stein Halvorsen Sivilarkitekter
Location: Hønefoss, Norway
Collaboration: Stein Halvorsen, Magnus Rynning-Tønnesen, Thomas Lykke Nielsen, Kjersti Poulsen, Beate Eikrem
Interior Design: Beate Ellingsen as
Landscape Architect: Stein Halvorsen Sivilarkitekter
Builder: Viken Skog BA
Contractor: Tronrud Bygg as
Project Area: 2,275 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographer: Kim Müller
Architects: SKAARA Arkitekter AS
Location: Buholmen, Norway
Project area: 100 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SKAARA Arkitekter AS
A small-housing development, eight houses in total, make up this complex situated at the edge of Oslo’s suburbs and city center. The architects blended detached house, row house, and apartment concepts to create inventive row houses that could meet a range of different needs. Versatility, multiple exterior spaces, communal courtyard, submersed parking, and balconies are just some of the features. More photographs and drawings after the break.
Architects: Dahle Dahle Breitenstein AS (Einar Dahle Arkitekter and Dahle & Breitenstein AS )
Location: Oslo, Norway
Project Team: Einar Dahle, Christian Dahle and Kurt Breitenstein
Collaborators: Joachim Dahle, Christine Engh, Ane Maja Sollid
Client: Backe Prosjekt AS
Project Area: 1,868 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Nils-Petter Dale
This summer, C.F. Møller Architects informed us of their shared first prize for a competition to design a new Opera and Culture Center in Norway. The firm just shared with us that the jury has recently selected C. F. Møller Architects as the final winner (Norwegian firm Space Group in collaboration with the London firm Brisac Gonzales was the other first place contestant). As we’ve previously featured, the new center will create a vibrate cultural community for opera, dance, plus educational and mixed programs. The winning proposal, entitled Kulturkvartalet, forms an entire cultural district where the “light and lively facades create an ever-changing play of light and shadow.” Set to be inaugurated in 2014, the center will connect the various activities with a network of pedestrian streets, squares, and a nearby park. The project will abide by the environmental standard BREEAM.
More images after the break.
Architects: Huus og Heim Arkitektur
Location: Os i Østerdalen, Norway
Project: Single famliy house
Client: Artist Gunnar Bloch Røsand
Project area: 85 sqm
Project year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Huus og Heim Arkitektur
Architects: Huus og Heim Arkitektur
Location: Ullensvang, Hardanger Fjord, Norway
Client: Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Structural engineer: Dipl. Ing. Florian Koche AS
Landscape architect: Thor Sigurd Thorsen
Project area: 500 sqm
Design year: 2009
Images: Courtesy of Huus og Heim Arkitektur
Norway based Eriksen Skajaa Architects’ proposal about Urban Beehives was recently acknolwegded in the Oslo Triennale. The project explores how biodiversity can act as a catalyst for urban development and generate ideas to respond to social diversity. The study examines the environment of the Aker River as an infrastructure for urban food production as well as an apiary at the Vaterland Park. The proposal intends to illustrates how biodiversity, small-scale urban gardening and food production can contribute to a new layer of urban development centered on the riverbanks.
More images and more about the proposal after the break.
New Nørvasund School Competition entry / Various Architects + Kant Arkitekter + Grindaker Landksapsarkitekter
Update: We wrongly featured this entry as the winning design for this competition. The winning entry can be found here.
Various Architects, together with Kant Arkitekter and landscape architects Grindaker Landksapsarkitekter, shared their entry for a competition to design a new school for 1st – 7th grade students in Norway. Their proposal is an energy-efficient and space-effective building that integrates the school’s complex functional needs onto a suburban site. The compact design creates dynamic learning spaces for children, and from a sustainable standpoint, the design is set to achieve passivhaus standard due to its well insulated body.
More about their entry after the break.
Nordic Urban Design Association (NUDA) and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), in partnership with City of Stavanger, Cities of the Future (Framtidens Byer), Urban Sjøfront and network collaboration with STAS, Grønn By, Amiando, Greenspace Scotland, and Stavanger Architects Association, are organizing the first international “Waterfront Synopsis” conference in Stavanger, Norway on the 14th – 17th September 2010.
“Waterfront Synopsis” will focus on the topic of Placemaking and Sustainability, bringing the forces of environmentalism, climate change, and sustainability together with the ideas of community, livability, health and Placemaking. Many people around the world are realizing the impacts of “Place” and “Placemaking” as a transformative agenda for creating change in cities.
The goal of the conference is for participants to learn about waterfront developments that create a sense of place, strategies to incorporate local entrepreneurs into projects, and how developers and city agencies can work together more effectively to implement a common vision. The intent is to provide practical ideas for people who want to “do” and not just “talk.”For more information, visit the conference’s official website.
Wing Yi Hui and Lap Ming Wong, two students from Hong Kong studying at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, have shared their wooden pavilion with us. The performance-oriented design studio, under the guidance of Professors Michael U. Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel and Dr. Birger R. Sevaldson, gave the students the opportunity to explore the performance of the wood and create a “customization possibility” within the constraints of a “platform of standardization.” The designers explained, “By understanding the performance of material, and allowing it to perform its intrinsic properties, innovative and sustainable methodology of architectural production could be emerged as a natural response. Deformation of wood due to moisture is no longer a nuisance but a benefit to fabrication.”
Check out their process work and even more about their project after the break.
A few days ago, we shared C. F. Møller Architects‘ winning entry for the Kristiansund Opera and Culture Center entitled Kulturkvartalet. This project shares its joint first place prize with Oslo based architecture and design office Space Group + London based Brisac Gonzalez. The team of Space Group and Brisac Gonzales have designed a 15, 000 m2 opera and cultural house with a 600-seat auditorium, library, cultural facilities, restaurants and a youth center. ”Our strategy is threefold: a full refurbishment of the building skin, an upgrading of the structure, and an extension of the top floor with roof terrace. The ground floor is conceived as a living room, with spaces for music, newspapers, studying, playing. The café opens graciously to Kongensplass – an urban garden,” explained the team.
More images and more about the winning proposal after the break.
Architects: JDS Architects
Location: Oslo, Norway
Partner in Charge: Julien De Smedt
Project Managers: Kamilla Heskje, Morten Sletbak Have
Project Team: Aleksandra Kiszkielis, Alex Dent, Alf Lassen Nielsen, Andrea Weisser, Carlos Cabrera, Derrick Lai, Dries Rodet, Edna Lueddecke, Elina Manninen, Erik Olav Marstein, Felix Luong, Filip Lipinsky, Gunnar Hoess, Ieva Maknickaite, James McBennett, Johanna Kliment, Joue Gillet, Kristoffer Harling, Liz Kelzey, Magda Kusowska, Marco Boella, Michaela Weisskirchner, Pauline Parcollet, Robert Huebser, Tineke Vanduffel, Torkel Njå, Wolfgang Mitterer, Wouter Dons
Competition Team: Babara Costa, Derrick Lai, Mads Knak-Nielsen, Mikkel H. Sørensen, Victoria Diemer Bennetzen
Collaborators: Norconsult, Grindaker, Metallplan, Intra
Budget: 29,000,000 EUR
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan
Steven Holl Architects has received the 2010 North Norwegian Architecture Prize for the Knut Hamsun Center in Hamarøy, Norway. The Prize is awarded annually to projects with special reference to, and significance for North Norwegian historical, cultural, economic and physical conditions.
Having opened its doors to the public on August 4, 2009, on the 150th anniversary of Knut Hamsun’s birth, the Knut Hamsun Center is dedicated to Norway’s most renowned twentieth-century author, and the 1920 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.