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Snøhetta's "A House to Die In" Goes Up for Public Display as the Project Faces Approval Battle

16:15 - 5 February, 2018
Snøhetta's "A House to Die In" Goes Up for Public Display as the Project Faces Approval Battle, © MIR and Snøhetta
© MIR and Snøhetta

The result of an 8 year collaborative process between Snøhetta and Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard, “A House to Die In,” is now on display at a new exhibition Tjuvholmen in Oslo, Norway.

Organized by the architects and artist with Selvaag Art Collection, the exhibition shows the artistic process of designing the unique home and studio that is currently seeking approval for its construction. To be located on the grounds of painter Edward Munch’s former house and workshop in western Oslo, the sculptural proposal has prompted discussion over how it honors the legacy of one of Norway’s most famous artists.

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and C.F. Møller Win Competition for Mixed-Use Tower at Oslo Central Rail Station

16:00 - 24 January, 2018
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and C.F. Møller Win Competition for Mixed-Use Tower at Oslo Central Rail Station, © RRA + CFMøller
© RRA + CFMøller

The team led by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, in collaboration with C.F Møller Arkitekter, Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure, Baugrundinstitut Franke-Meißner und Partner, GMBH and Transsolar Climate Engineering, has been selected as the winners of an international competition to design a master plan and mixed-use tower for the central rail station in Oslo, Norway.

Known as Nordic Light, the winning proposal was lauded by the jury for best responding to the site and program’s unique challenges, and for its dedication toward sustainable architecture. Nordic Light was chosen as the unanimous winner over proposals from BIGIngenhoven Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton.

© RRA + CFMøller © RRA + CFMøller © RRA + CFMøller © RRA + CFMøller + 9

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Reveal New Campus for Norway’s Largest Geotechnical Specialist Community

14:00 - 18 January, 2018
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Reveal New Campus for Norway’s Largest Geotechnical Specialist Community, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has revealed the design of a new campus complex for the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway’s largest geotechnical specialist community, to be built in Northern Oslo.

The 30,000-square-meter (323,000-square-foot) complex will be comprised of two new buildings linked by a common entrance podium and a series of elevated walk- and bikeways. Aimed at housing up to 300 new employees, the NGI is envisioned as a new “knowledge axis” that will spawn increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the coming years.

Atrium View. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Sketch. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Site Plan. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Section. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + 10

Oslo's Barcode Project Showcased in Stunning Photo Series by Rainer Taepper

09:30 - 1 January, 2018
© Rainer Taepper
© Rainer Taepper

Situated behind Snøhetta's iconic Oslo Opera House is another set of buildings which mark out Oslo as a cutting-edge architectural hub. The Barcode Project is a masterplanning project consisting of a row multi-purpose high-rise buildings which largely make up the skyline of Oslo. Each of the buildings is the creation of different combinations of European architecture firms; however, together they form an enticing composition with the gaps between them creating the impression of a barcode—hence the project’s clever nickname.

Each of the resulting buildings pushes the idea of what a high-rise building can be. Whether they take the form of a giant staircase or resemble a 3D version of Tetris, each of the buildings has its own peculiarities. The firms involved in the project included Dark Arkitekter, A-labMVRDV, and Snøhetta adding their stamp on the architecture of Oslo. Read on to see German architectural photographer Rainer Taepper’s stunning set of photographs on the Barcode Project.

© Rainer Taepper © Rainer Taepper © Rainer Taepper © Rainer Taepper + 45

Rust House / Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects

09:00 - 23 December, 2017
Rust House / Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, © Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

© Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale + 17

Winning Team Selected to Curate 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale

16:00 - 19 December, 2017
Winning Team Selected to Curate 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale , Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale
Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale

The Oslo Architecture Triennale has announced the winner of the open call for Chief Curator of their 2019 event: Architecture and Engineering practice Interrobang (Maria Smith and Matthew Dalziel), with critic Phineas Harper and urban researcher Cecilie Sachs Olsen.

The winning team’s proposal, entitled Common Futures, seeks to acknowledge and investigate the “need to revise the pace and scale of extraction, production, consumption, development, and building that has driven the growth of industrialized societies and economies throughout the 20th century.”

Oslo Architecture Triennale Curator Shortlist Announced

12:00 - 25 November, 2017
Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen
Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen

This fall, the Oslo Architecture Triennale had an open call for its 2019 curator. Now, they have announced the five proposals which have been shortlisted for 2017. Upon reading their bios below, you will quickly see the amount of multidisciplinary work each of the shortlisted teams is composed of, including architects, curators, writers, and various other thought-leaders. 

OAT2016 | OnResidence. Image Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen OAT2016 | InResidence. Image Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen OAT2016 | New World Embassy / Rojava. Image Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen + 4

Schweigaardsgate 21 + 23 / Lund+Slaatto Architects

11:00 - 24 November, 2017
Schweigaardsgate 21 + 23 / Lund+Slaatto Architects, Courtesy of Lund+Slaatto Architects
Courtesy of Lund+Slaatto Architects

Courtesy of Lund+Slaatto Architects Courtesy of Lund+Slaatto Architects © Espen Gees Courtesy of Lund+Slaatto Architects + 43

Nydalen Metro Station Extension / Kristin Jarmund Architects

02:00 - 7 October, 2017
Nydalen Metro Station Extension / Kristin Jarmund Architects, © Gitte Boge
© Gitte Boge

© Gitte Boge © Gitte Boge © Gitte Boge © Gitte Boge + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nydalsveien 35, Oslo, Norway
  • Lead Architects

    K. Jarmund, G. Ferguson, G. Messel, J. Alexander
  • Area

    4000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Oslo Architecture Triennale Announces Open Call for 2019 Curator

09:15 - 11 September, 2017
Oslo Architecture Triennale Announces Open Call for 2019 Curator, Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen
Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen

Following After Belonging, the sixth edition of the Oslo Architecture Triennale held in 2016, the Norwegian organization have today announced an open call for a Chief Curator, theme, and concept for its seventh edition, to be held in Fall of 2019. In the words of the sixth curatorial team:

The Triennale is an opportunity and space to rehearse research strategies and test working protocols which offer new forms of engagement for architects. We considered "After Belonging" and the Oslo Architecture Triennale not only as a 10-week event, but rather as a long-term collective research project that resulted in new forms of thought and action.

Vidars Gate / R21 Arkitekter

13:00 - 6 September, 2017
Vidars Gate  / R21 Arkitekter, © Studiooslo
© Studiooslo

© Bergur Briem © Studiooslo © Bergur Briem © Bergur Briem + 12

Dark Arkitekter Plans to Rejuvenate Oslo with National Theatre Rehabilitation

06:00 - 28 August, 2017
Dark Arkitekter Plans to Rejuvenate Oslo with National Theatre Rehabilitation, © Dark Arkitekter
© Dark Arkitekter

Oslo-based architecture firm Dark Arkitekter hopes to jumpstart the revitalization of the city’s cultural center with their proposed rehabilitation of the National Theatre and redevelopment of the surrounding public space. The government is currently planning to renovate the 118-year-old structure, but Dark Arkitekter was unimpressed with the minimal-effort plan and so put forth their design on behalf of the Theatre.

© Dark Arkitekter © Dark Arkitekter © Dark Arkitekter © Dark Arkitekter + 12

Villa Faun / Various Architects

02:00 - 15 August, 2017
Villa Faun / Various Architects, © Ibrahim Elhayawan
© Ibrahim Elhayawan

© Ibrahim Elhayawan © Roger Sandvær © Roger Sandvær © Ibrahim Elhayawan + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Lead Architect

    Ibrahim Elhayawan
  • Design Team

    Isabell Adamofski, Ibrahim Elhayawan, Alexander H. Berg, Birgitte J. Haug, Laura Martinez
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Oslo Airport Expansion / Nordic – Office of Architecture

11:00 - 16 May, 2017
© Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Dag Spant © Knut Ramstad + 82

Sørenga Sjøbad / LPO arkitekter

01:00 - 22 April, 2017
Sørenga Sjøbad / LPO arkitekter, © Sørenga Utvikling AS
© Sørenga Utvikling AS

© MK AS © Tove Lauluten © Visco © MK AS + 20

Løren Metro Station / Arne Henriksen Arkitekter + MDH Arkitekter

11:00 - 9 March, 2017
Løren Metro Station / Arne Henriksen Arkitekter + MDH Arkitekter, © Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Project Team

    Arne Henriksen, Helge Lunder, Dagfinn Sagen, Line Gudbrandsen, Magnar Westby, Christin Johannessen, Minna Riska
  • Area

    5800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Introducing GSAPP Conversations' Inaugural Episode: "Exhibition Models"

09:30 - 24 February, 2017
Introducing GSAPP Conversations' Inaugural Episode: "Exhibition Models"

We are pleased to announce a new content partnership between ArchDaily and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in New York City.

GSAPP Conversations is a podcast series designed to offer a window onto the expanding field of contemporary architectural practice. Each episode pivots around discussions on current projects, research, and obsessions of a diverse group of invited guests at Columbia, from both emerging and well-established practices. Usually hosted by the Dean of the GSAPP, Amale Andraos, the conversations also feature the school’s influential faculty and alumni and give students the opportunity to engage architects on issues of concern to the next generation.

Villa Holtet / Atelier Oslo

09:00 - 24 January, 2017
Villa Holtet  / Atelier Oslo, © Gunnar Sørås
© Gunnar Sørås

© Lars Petter Pettersen © Gunnar Sørås © Lars Petter Pettersen © Lars Petter Pettersen + 11