House Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS

© Jonas Adolfsen

Architects: Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Stian Schjelderup, Øystein Trondahl, Katrine Skavlan
Area: 273 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jonas Adolfsen

Sotra Arena / Longva Arkitekter

© Ivan Brodey

Architects: Longva Arkitekter
Location: Bergen,
Area: 9200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ivan Brodey

Nord-Østerdal High School / Longva arkitekter

© Ivan Brodey

Architects: Longva arkitekter
Location: ,
Area: 13500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ivan Brodey

Gjennomsikte / Kollaboratoriet

© Feileacán McCormick

Architects: Kollaboratoriet
Location: ,
Design Team: Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal, Jørund Bjørlykke, Sindre Wam
Collaborators: Grenland Friteater, Teater Ibsen and Feste Landskap
Area: 24.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Feileacán McCormick, Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal

Verket / Link Arkitektur

© Hundven-Clements Photography

Architects: Link Arkitektur
Location: Michael Kronsgate 71, 5057 Bergen,
Area: 32000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

Kronstad Psychiatric Hospital / Origo Arkitektgruppe

© Pål Hoff

Architects: Origo Arkitektgruppe
Location: Bergen,
Landscape Architects: Smedsvig Landskapsarkitekter
Area: 12500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pål Hoff, Helge Skodvin, Courtesy of Origo Arkitektgruppe

A+U 518: Norwegian Architecture Toward Sustainability

The latest issue of one of our favorite magazines, A+U, has just arrived to the ArchDaily office from Japan. This issue’s main theme is “Norwegian Architecture Toward ,” in which you can find projects previously featured by AD, like the amazing Trollstigen National Tourist Route by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Rintala Eggertsson’s Seljord Watchtower and Høse BridgeJektvik Ferry Quay by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, Helen & Hard’s Vennesla Library and Culture House, the Statoil Regional and International Offices by a-lab and many more. Full info + content after the break.

Knowledge Center at St Olavs Hospital / Ratio Arkitekter AS and Nordic Office of Architecture

© Espen Grønli

Architects: Ratio Arkitekter AS , Nordic Office of Architecture
Location: ,
Consultants: Cowi all engineers, Asplan Viak Landscape architects, Anne Aanerud artwork screen facade
Area: 18000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Espen Grønli, M.Herzog Visualis, Courtesy of Ratio Arkitekter AS and Nordic Office of Architecture, Jiri Havran

Storebrand Offices / LINK arkitektur

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Architects: LINK arkitektur
Location: Professor Kohts Vei 9, 1366 Lysaker,
Area: 55000.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

The Iron Foundry / LINK Arkitektur

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Architects: LINK Arkitektur
Location: Michael Krohns gate 73, 5057 Bergen,
Area: 32000.0 sqm
Photographs: Hundven-Clements to Hundven-Clements Photography

Atnbrufossen Vannbruksmuseum / L J B

© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke

Architects: L J B
Location: Rondane,
Project Manager: Helge Stikbakke
Client: Public Road Administration (Statens vegvesen) – National Tourist Routes
Area: 180 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke

Exhibition: Far-out Voices

“Desert Cloud”, 1972, Courtesy Graham Stevens. Photo © Archive photographique FRAC Centre, Orléans

Far-out Voices presents a selective insight into the pioneering, counter-cultural origins of what we today call green design. Organized around a series of oral histories (filmed interviews) collected by Caroline Maniaque-Benton in 2002, the exhibition offers a point of entry into the thinking of some of the advocates of “sustainable” planning within the alternative architecture movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

DIY-manuals, photographic documentation, artifacts and ephemera linked to the work of Steve Baer, Mike Reynolds, Jay Baldwin, Graham Stevens and others reveal a legacy of direct action and experimentation driven by a desire for autonomy from the state and its infrastructures.

The National Museum is one of six partners co-producing the . The 2013 triennale, titled Behind the Green door – Architecture and the desire for , features an innovative and critical examination of the concept of in architecture, urban development, and design. The Belgian group Rotor are curators for the main exhibition at DogA (the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture). For further information, see

Title: Exhibition: Far-out Voices
From: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:00
Venue: National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design
Address: Sankt Olavs plass bedriftssenter, 0164 Oslo, Norway

Urban Mountain Team Wins Nordic Built Challenge in Norway

© schmidt hammer lassen architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, together with LOOP Architects, and , Transsolar Energitechnik and Vugge til Vugge Denmark, has won the Nordic Build Challenge in with their innovative scheme, Urban Mountain. The winning proposal, which would be ’s tallest building, seeks to refurbish and extend an existing 50,000 square-meter office tower in central Oslo into 79,000 square-meter sustainable icon. Not only would the building be the first Norwegian high-rise to utilize natural ventilation, but the design would employ Cradle to Cradle principles and BREEAM Outstanding certification targets to significantly reduce the building’s energy consumption and CO2 footprint. 

Continue reading to learn more…

Rjukan Town Cabin / Rallar Arkitekter

© Per Berntsen

Architects: Rallar Arkitekter
Location: , Norway
Project Management:
Area: 60.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Per Berntsen

Oslo Architecture Triennale

Courtesy of Architecture Triennale

The Oslo Architecture Triennale is the Nordic region’s biggest architecture festival. Through exhibitions, conferences, debates, competitions, publications and events in different formats and media, OAT seeks to challenge the field of architecture and urbanism, as well as to engage, inspire and raise awareness among the public and decision-makers. The Triennale tackles issues with local, regional and global relevance.

This year’s main exhibition, Behind the Green Door, opens September 19. For the past year, the Belgian curators Rotor have collected over 600 objects, all carrying claims of sustainability, from over 200 architecture offices, companies and environmental organizations across the world. Together these objects form a collection of curiosities, exhibited at DogA until December 1st, 2013.

The main conference of the Triennale will take place on September 20th, and under the title “The Future of Comfort” will discuss how the importance of sustainability is challenging our idea of confort and how architects enter this debate. Speakers include Carolyn Steel (architect and writer), Alfredo Brillembourg (architect, Urban Think Tank), Minik Rosing (professor of geology), Chris Reed (teacher of landscape urbanism at the GSD), and Dominic Balmforth (Susturb, danish office).

We are going to show you more about the Triennale, the curators and the projects in future articles, including videos and interviews.

More information on the main exhibition, complete program, and locations after the break.

Fish Market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter

© Norbert Miguletz

Architects: Eder Biesel Arkitekter
Location: Strandkaien 3, , Norway
Design Team: Wilhelm Eder, Maren Bjerga, Pernille Daugaard
Project Leader: Christine Biesel
Area: 4,260 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz

Høse Bridge / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

© Dag Jenssen

Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Location: Suldal,
Design Team: Dagur Eggertsson, Sami Rintala, Ivan Kroupa, Vibeke Jenssen, Kaori Watanabe and Ingrid Londono
Project Management: Inge Hoftun, Kon-Sul AS
Client: Lauritz Lauritzen Inge Vandvik and Alf Waage Suldal Municipality
Photographs: Dag Jenssen

Call for Entries: Re-Design Sites of Norway’s 2011 Terror Attacks

Courtesy of Bureau N & Public Art (KORO)

The traumatizing terror attacks of July 22, 2011 in Norway – including the bombing in and the massacre on Utøya Island – resulted in 158 persons injured and 77 dead. Those behind the re-design of Utøya Island decided (somewhat controversially) that the island should, in order to “reduce the impact of the massacre,” remain a vibrant summer camp rather than become a memorial.

However, in order to have a visible commemoration of the attacks, the Norwegian Government has now established two national public art memorial sites, and is hosting an open call to artists, architects and interdisciplinary collaborative teams around the world to submit their proposals.

Get more details about the competition, after the break…