The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

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

Vega Cottage / Kolman Boye Architects

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Architects: Kolman Boye Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Erik Kolman Janouch, Victor Boye Julebäk
Area: 140 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lindman Photography

Split House / JVA

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

Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes

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Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
Location: Kragero,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

House Sømme / Knut Hjeltnes

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Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
Location: Astrids vei, , Norway
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

House Engan / Knut Hjeltnes

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Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
Location: Oslo,
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

Stavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter AS

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Architects: Ratio Arkitekter AS
Location: , Norway
Area: 13800.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Stavanger Aftenblad, Sindre Ellingsen , Jon Ingemundsen, Dirk schoenmacher

120 HOURS Competition Winners Announced

First Prize: Architecture / Antariksh Tandon, Jennifer Tu Anh Phan. Image Courtesy of

This year’s 120 HOURS competition challenged young architects from around the world to design a communicative icon of sustainability for the festival grounds of the Norwegian Øya Music Festival. With 2989 participants from 83 countries, it claims this year’s title for the world’s biggest architecture competition, for and by students. Enough drum-rolling, let’s take a look at the winning designs after the break…

Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

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Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
Location: ,
Photographs: Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Venice Biennale 2014: Nordic Pavilion to Study Architecture’s Role in East African Independence

FORMS OF FREEDOM. Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya. 1966–1973. Architect: Karl Henrik Nøstvik.. Image © David Keith Jones

The National Museum in has been chosen to curate the Nordic Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm, and architectural firm Space Group. The , “FORMS OF FREEDOM: African Independence and Nordic Models” will study modern Nordic architecture’s role in the liberation of East Africa during the 1960s and 70s.

The workshop behind the scenes / Eriksen Skajaa Architects

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Architects: Eriksen Skajaa Architects
Location: Vaskerelvsmauet 6, 5012 Bergen, Norway
Area: 450.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rasmus Norlander

“Memory Wound” Fractures Landscape, Commemorates Victims of Norway’s Massacre


Envisioned as a three-and-a-half-meter wide “wound” within the landscape, Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg’s powerful monument to those lost in the 2011 Utøya terror attacks has won Oslo’s July 22 Memorial competition.

“My concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died,” described Dahlberg.

Proposals for Statoil’s Norway HQ from OMA, Foster + Partners, Snøhetta and More

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Norwegian energy corporation Statoil has revealed proposals for a new corporate from the five architecture firms that were shortlisted last October: OMA, Foster + Partners with Space Group, Snøhetta, Wingårdhs, and Helen & Hard with SAAHA. The competition–announced in September of 2013–called for a project that would ”take into consideration a number of new measures in the region regarding public transport, parking, roads and other types of infrastructure.” The winner will be announced in April/May. 

Statoil hasn’t disclosed which project belongs to which firm, but the ArchDaily editors have had some fun trying to put a name to each model. What do you think? Let us know your guesses in the comments!

Split View Mountain Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Location: Buskerud,
Area: 130.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Søren Harder Nielsen, Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Can You Prove That You Will Be The Next Great Architect In Just Five Days?

120 HOURS, – one of the worlds most important student competition, for and by architecture students, challenge you to redefine the meaning of sustainability in architecture. The catch; you only have five short days, and you have to convince OMA-partner Ellen Van Loon. Still up for it?

If you are so lucky as to find yourself with a job after you graduate school, the leap from student life to professional architect can be quite a challenge. From working on projects with deadlines many months down the line, to working day and night on proposals due “yesterday”. This is the harsh reality for most young professionals.

In 2010, three students at the School of Architecture wanted to create a new arena where Norwegian students could acquaint themselves with life as a professional architect. The result was the birth of the competition 120 HOURS.

Find out more after the break.

Ny Krohnborg School / Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS + Rambøll Norge

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Architects: Rambøll Norge + Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS
Location: Rogagaten 9, Bergen,
Area: 3,860 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

Norwegian School of Economics / Link arkitektur

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Architects: Link arkitektur
Location: Norges Handelshøyskole, Helleveien 30, 5045 ,
Area: 13000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects

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Architects: COBE Architects + Transform Architects
Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
Engineers: Sweco
Area: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Mørk, Rasmus Hjortshøj