Aura is Norway’s National Museum winner in new chair competition

“Aura is a beautiful chair that adds a seductive softness and elegance to the room where it will be used. In its design the chair has contours that point both back and forwards in time,” say Jasper Morrison who judged the competition of 10 Norwegian de…

The Opulent Public Toilet On A Norwegian Scenic Highway

Oslo studio Morfeus Arkitekter has completed a mirrored toilet block on the Norwegian coastline of Andøya, a magnificent rest break for road trippers passing by.
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Transborder Studio’s Holocaust study centre extension will be embedded into hill

Transborder Studio has unveiled plans to add a contemporary extension to a Holocaust research centre in western Oslo, Norway, composed of box-shaped volumes that will be built into a hill. Local architects Transborder Studio were charged with designing the extension to the Villa Grande on Oslo’s Bygdøy peninsula, following an invited competition that included practices Snøhetta,

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Sunday Sanctuary: Summer House

  The recent cold front that has been apparent in my normally warm corner of the world is starting to take its toll… (dramatic) All jokes aside right now the sound of a summer house sounds more than appealing. This summer house is located on a forested cliff, deep into one of the more spectacular fjords

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Morfeus Arkitekter completes mirrored toilet block on Norwegian coastline

Drivers cruising along one of Norway’s Scenic Routes can take a break at this mirrored toilet that reflects the surrounding landscape. The facility designed by Oslo studio Morfeus Arkitekter is the latest architectural addition to the series of 18 driving routes, which provide access to Norway’s natural highlights. The Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya in the north

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Snøhetta to design Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

The golden cupola of Snøhetta’s planetarium will be orbited by seven “interstellar cabins” as part of Norway’s largest astronomical facility. Architecture studio Snøhetta has unveiled designs for the Solobservatoriet, which is to be built on the site of a current observatory. The Tycho Brahe Instituttet, named after the 16th century Danish scientist who founded modern

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Timber-and-glass boxes contain pair of residences on a Norwegian hillside

Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects arranged the living areas of these two homes in a stack of concrete, timber and glass boxes that extend out from a steeply sloping site in an Oslo suburb. Two-in-One House is located on a challenging site at the end of a dead-end road in the Ekeberglia neighbourhood of Oslo’s

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HZA Designs A Rest Stop Overlooking The Norwegian Sea

Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter’s latest addition to the Norwegian coastline proves that public toilets don’t have to be an eyesore.
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Timber shed gives retired couple room to paint, garden and have friends to stay

Jon Danielsen Aarhus has designed a gabled shed to accommodate the hobbies of a recently retired couple in Lillehammer, Norway. The Oslo-based architect created spaces for the clients to paint, sculpt, practice botany, store their cross-country skis, and have family and friends over to stay. Barn House replaces an existing run-down outbuilding in the grounds of the couple’s

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HZA adds wave-shaped toilet facility to scenic Norwegian lay-by

The latest architectural addition to Norway’s scenic tourist routes is a rest area featuring a toilet facility that sweeps upwards from a poured-concrete viewing terrace. Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter (HZA) designed the Ureddplassen rest area for a site along the Helgelandskysten Norwegian Scenic Route in the northern region of Gildeskål. Ureddplassen is popular with tourists

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Haptic and Nordic to build “sustainable city of the future” at Oslo airport

Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture have released plans for a city next to Oslo Airport that is to be completely powered by self-produced energy and served by driverless electric vehicles.  The practices are masterplanning Oslo Airport City (OAC) for a 370-hectare site beside the airport – which was recently extended by Nordic Office of

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A Luminous Cabin In The Norwegian Mountains

Rever and Drage Architects have created a whimsical four-part cabin in the Norwegian mountains. ‘Cabin at Troll’s Peak’ borrows its form from traditional cluster farms of the area: where buildings with different functions and different construction tec…

Snøhetta unveils plans for “energy-positive” Arctic Circle hotel

Snøhetta has revealed plans for a sustainable ring-shaped hotel, that will be nestled at the base of Norway’s Almlifjellet mountain, within the Artic Circle. The architecture firm claims that Svart Hotel, which takes its name from the nearby Svartisen glacier, will be energy-positive – meaning it will produce more energy than it consumes. While consumption rates

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Bergersen Arkitekter’s Viewpoint Granasjøen is an angular lakeside cabin with a turfed roof

This compact timber-and-concrete cabin in the Norwegian village of Nerskogen incorporates large windows that angle upwards to make the most of views towards the nearby lake and mountain range. Trondheim studio Bergersen Arkitekter designed Viewpoint Granasjøen for the owner of a house that is situated close to Granasjøen lake in the Trollheimen mountain region. The cabin

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Troll’s Peak cabin features facades and roofs clad in contrasting materials

Oslo studio Rever & Drage Architects used a variety of cladding materials and traditional construction techniques to distinguish the different functional spaces at this mountain cabin in Norway’s Sunndal region. Rever & Drage Architects designed the Cabin at Troll’s Peak for an active family who enjoy hiking and skiing in the mountains of the Trolltindane

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CF Møller and Reiulf Ramstad unveil plans for plant-covered tower in Oslo

CF Møller Architects and Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter have teamed up to design a tower at Oslo’s central station, which will have a telescopic form to facilitate plant-covered terraces. Named Nordic Light, the building will contain a concourse for travellers in its base and offices above. At 110 meters high, the tower will echo the height of

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Circular wooden tower provides panoramic birdwatching point on a Norwegian island

This wooden tower by Norwegian architect Lars J Berge provides an accessible hide for birdwatchers on an island north of Bergen. Herdla Birdwatching Tower is situated at the tip of Askøy – a low-lying island in Hordaland county, off Norway’s west coast. The landscape of open grasslands, shallow sea and freshwater ponds makes the area, called Herdla, an important

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A Norwegian Cluster House By Norm Architects

An hour drive north of Oslo, surrounded by Norwegian woodland and the magnificent Mjøsa lake, the Gjøvik house by Danish practice Norm Architects echoes the harsh yet peaceful nature of its surroundings.
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Skapa updates prefabricated Norwegian seafront house with glazed walls

Oslo-based architecture office Skapa has transformed a tired villa near the Norwegian capital into a contemporary home featuring full-height glazed walls that open up to views of the surrounding trees and seascape. Villa Bergheimveien is situated on the Snarøya peninsula in the inner Oslofjord. The owners wanted to update their property on the waterfront site

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A minimal hillside house in Norway, made from 6 cubes

A home in Norway was created using 6 cubes of varying sizes that are intended to give the residents a cozy feel as a shelter from the Nordic winter days and nights by Norm Architects. The concept of the cluster design overlaps one another giving dwel…

Cosy corners and muted colours make Norm Architects’ Norwegian home the “epitome of hygge”

This family home by Danish practice Norm Architects is filled with cosy nooks and open living areas lined with generous windows, which look out on to picturesque woodland and a lake. The Gjøvik House is located around an hour’s drive north of Oslo, Norway. The property is made up of six interconnected blocks that create a “broken-plan” layout of nooks

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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter reveals visuals of tiered copper tower for Norway

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has revealed renderings for a copper ziggurat-like housing tower designed for the site of a former military camp in the Norwegian town of Ski Vest. The Oslo-based architects designed the tower to be wrapped with linear terraces made from copper perforated with a lace-like pattern. The top floors are shown stepped back at

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COBE designs harbourside brewery for Stavenger that invites visitors to eat and swim

Danish firm COBE has unveiled plans for a craft brewery in Stavanger, Norway, featuring a harbour bath, a street-food market and a huge rooftop vegetable garden – all framed by a network of wooden arches. COBE is working with Norwegian brewery Lervig to create the 11,000-square-metre brewery and visitor centre on the edge of a

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An Artist Retreat In The Arctic Circle

In the Arctic Circle, a collection of nine cabins sit against the rocky landscape of Norway’s Fleinvær archipelago. A creation of the composer Håvard Lund, Fordypningsrommet is the world’s most northern artist residency.
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Snøhetta unveils plans for “Europe’s first underwater restaurant”

Architecture firm Snøhetta has revealed plans to build a restaurant in southern Norway that will be partly submerged in the sea to give diners a glimpse below the waves.  Described by the Oslo- and New York-based firm as “Europe’s first underwater restaurant”, the building will comprise a rugged concrete box with half of its body

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Winning design chosen for Norwegian government headquarters following 2011 terrorist attack

Haptic and Nordic Office of Architecture have won the competition to redesign the Norwegian government headquarters after it was damaged during a fatal terrorist attack six years ago. The winning proposal called Adapt was developed by Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic under the same Team Urbis. The architects are working with engineering firm Ramboll, landscape studios SLA and Bjørbekk & Lindheim, and consultants Asplan Viak, COWI, Aas-Jacobsen, Per Rasmussen,

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Lund Hagem installs Y-shaped cabin on a hilltop overlooking Norwegian ski resort

Pine louvres cover the glazed sides of this cabin by Oslo studio Lund Hagem Arkitekter, which forks at one end to present two large windows towards slopes in Norway’s Kvitfjell ski resort. Lund Hagem Arkitekter set the cabin on one of the highest buildable plots in the resort, giving it clear views towards the southeast, where the sloping

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New designs unveiled for Norwegian government headquarters following 2011 terrorist attack

The part of Oslo’s government quarter damaged during the 2011 terrorist bombing will be replaced by one of two proposals – one by a team including Haptic and Nordic, and another by a team featuring A-Lab and LPO Architects. Statsbygg, the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property, organised a competition calling for proposals to redevelop the Regjeringskvartalet, an area containing several ministry buildings,

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Fortunen completes toilet block with views of a Norwegian waterfall

Visitors to Norway’s Skjervsfossen waterfall can watch the Storelvi river rush by through a glazed floor panel in the restrooms of this service building, which is clad in local stone to accentuate its connection with the surrounding landscape. Bergen-based architecture studio Fortunen designed the small service building containing two restrooms and a technical room at the

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Norway scraps plans for controversial memorial near site of 2011 Utøya terrorist attack

Plans to cut a “wound” into a Norwegian peninsula in memory of the victims of terrorist Anders Breivik have been abandoned following years of opposition from locals. The Memory Wound memorial, by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg, was intended to commemorate the 77 people who died in the 22 July 2011 attacks, which centred on a

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Climate change forces emergency repairs to “failsafe” Arctic seed vault

An Arctic storage bunker filled with seeds that could help humankind regenerate crops after a doomsday scenario is undergoing repairs, after rising temperatures caused it to flood. Following the warmest year ever recorded, meltwater and rain flowed into the entrance tunnel of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which contains almost a million samples of food-crop seeds from around the world. The

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In Oslo, soft neutrals are accented by chrome



A renovated apartment furnished by Oslo Deco that features neutral walls in shades of grey and large windows allowing plenty of natural light. One of the features of a home that is so important to me is the light, having the home filled with natural light all day long so that you don’t need to use lamps until the evening is the most ideal kind of home.

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Despite the neutral grays and soft colors, this home is also accented by metallic chrome and steel used in lighting pieces, furniture, kitchen hardware, fixtures and other accessories giving it a very modern look. The consistent use of related colors and metal throughout the house brings all the rooms together to create a harmonious look overall.




The bathroom (above) is one of my favorite spaces, outlooking views of the city with more large windows, a suspended mirror and floating cabinets I can imagine this would be a peaceful place to unwind from the day.

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Found with thanks, from Elisabeth Heier.

Peter Zumthor’s stilted Zinc Mine Museum captured in photography by Aldo Amoretti

These new images of the Peter Zumthor-designed Zinc Mine Museum were taken by Barcelona-based photographer Aldo Amoretti during a winter trip to southern Norway. Zumthor designed a series of buildings for the site of the former Allmannajuvet zinc mines in Sauda, and they opened to the public for the first time in late 2016. Amoretti visited the museum during November

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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter’s Cultural Center Stjørdal features a lime green spiral staircase

A+Awards: a staircase lined in bright green spirals up the middle of this Architizer A+Award-winning cultural centre in Norway, partially visible through its metal-mesh cladding. Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter collaborated with fellow Norwegian firms Lusparken Arkitekter and JSTA on the Cultural Center Stjørdal, located in the town just east of Trondheim. The centre is designed to serve as

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Snøhetta’s prefab Gapahuk cabin references a traditional Norwegian mountain shelter

Architecture firm Snøhetta has unveiled a prefabricated cabin with a twisted roof that offers protection in harsh weather conditions. Called Gapahuk, Snøhetta designed the prefab cabin for Rindalshytter, a Norwegian producer of leisure homes. The cabin is designed to be adaptable to various locations and weather conditions. The roof folds down lower on one side to offer protection from strong

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Nordic doubles the size of Oslo Airport with curved extension

Nordic Office of Architecture has added a 300-metre-long extension with a curved roof to the airport in Oslo it designed in the 1990s. Oslo-based Nordic has doubled the size of the Norwegian airport with the addition of the 140,000-square-metre extension. It increases the capacity of the airport to 35 million passengers a year. The project included the expansion of the existing terminal and

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Oslo psychiatric centre by Hille Melbye features planted courtyards and decorative brickwork

Patients of Hille Melbye’s psychiatric centre in Oslo are welcomed by a decorative brick building, which is surrounded by landscaped courtyards designed to act as an extension of therapy. The local studio was commissioned to design the complex to accommodate day, night, outpatient and ambulatory psychiatric services for the neighbourhoods of Oslo. It was vital that the Southern Oslo

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Snøhetta designs terraced stone entrances for Norway’s huge Stad Ship Tunnel

Snøhetta has designed a pair of grand stone arches for the entrance points of a 1.7-kilometre shipping tunnel, which will cut through a peninsula to bypass a particularly dangerous stretch of Norway’s coast. The 37-metre-high and 36-metre-wide Stad Ship Tunnel will pass through the narrowest part of the weather-beaten Stad peninsula between Kjødepollen and Moldefjorden. Snøhetta designed a set of

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Jon Danielsen Aarhus creates pine-clad mountain cabin in Norway for himself

Architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus designed this pine-clad cabin in rural Norway for his own family, creating a large glazed living area with mountain and lake views. Located between Oslo and Bergen, the cabin named Hytte Ustaoset is situated 1,066 metres above sea level at the foot of Hardangervidda – one of the largest mountain plateaus of its kind in Europe. Oslo-based Aarhus,

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Blackened timber cabin in Norway

A high altitude cabin created by Lund Hagem in Geilo Valley with blackened timber and concrete elevations which protect it from harsh, Norwegian winter weather.Photographed by Marc Goodwin.

Red-brick boxes pop out of A-Lab’s narrow office block on Oslo’s waterfront

Meeting rooms cantilever from one side of this wedge-shaped office block in Oslo by Norwegian firm A-Lab – the final building in the city’s waterfront Barcode Project regeneration scheme.  The red brick office block named Wedge is the last of 13 buildings to be completed on the Barcode Project, which has seen the regeneration of a former docklands in the city. It accompanies A_Lab’s

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Snøhetta designs “potentially world-changing office building” for small Norwegian town

Architecture firm Snøhetta has unveiled plans for a faceted office building in Norway, set to become the first in the country to produce more energy than it consumes. Described by the design team as a “potentially world-changing office building”, Powerhouse Telemark is expected to become a pioneer in sustainable energy use and a landmark for the small

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MX_SI and Mestres Wåge Arquitectes to transform 1930s silo into art gallery in Norway

Barcelona-based studios MX_SI and Mestres Wåge Arquitectes have won a competition to covert a 1930s silo into an art museum and cultural centre in Norway. The Kunstsilo contest called for proposals to transform the Odderøya grain silo, which was built in 1935 on the wharf Silokaia in Kristiansand – a city in the southern county of Vest-Agder. It stands

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Hadars Hus By Asante Architecture & Design

Located on the coast of Norway, the small house was designed by Asante Architecture & Design as a part of the project Bygda 2.0, a rural development project on the island of Stokkøya, focusing on developing modern Norwegian houses into a dynamic v…

Snøhetta adds crinkled stainless-steel extension to 1960s museum in Norway

Snøhetta has extended the Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema in Norway with a cantilevering cube covered in a layer of crinkled and polished stainless steel. The extension is the second addition Snøhetta has created for the Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehamer Cinema, having previously created an exhibition space for the 1960s building by Norwegian architect Erling Viksjø 22 years ago. The firm’s new

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Snøhetta Designs A House With Solar Panels

Situated in Larvik, Norway, The Plus House is a pilot project of a family house that truly stands out of the ordinary.
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Lund Hagem’s blackened timber cabin designed to withstand Norway’s harsh winters

Oslo studio Lund Hagem has completed a holiday cabin on a Norwegian ski resort, featuring blackened timber and concrete elevations that hunker down to protect it from the winter weather. The property is located in the Geilo resort, 982 metres above sea level, on a site that provides its owners with a panoramic view of the Geilo

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A Cozy Shelter On A Cliff By Lund Hagem

A small seaside holiday shelter, the house designed by Norwegian studio Lund Hagem stands at the back of a cliff, offering the dramatic surroundings outside and the excellent coziness inside.
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Nordic’s Villa Vatnan is a hilltop house with a view over a Norwegian city

Nordic Office of Architecture has completed a concrete and glass house on the outskirts of Trondheim, Norway, that offers its occupants impressive views. Villa Vatnan was developed by Oslo-based Nordic Office of Architecture for a steeply sloping site on the edge of a residential area. With a concrete base and a glazed upper storey, the property was designed

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Vega Cottage By Kolman Boye Architects

A house with a broad view of Mother Nature’s boulders, rigid mountains, and the Norwegian Sea sitting upon the island of Vega, close to the polar circle.
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Haptic designs elderly housing for Norway to encourage residents to socialise

Haptic has been selected to create a housing complex in a picturesque Norwegian town with a growing elderly population. The London- and Oslo-based studio – which ranked in the top 100 of the inaugural Dezeen Hot List – won a competition with its design for a series of buildings with zigzagging rooflines in the fjord-side town of

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Timelapse movie captures visitor centre created by Reiulf Ramstad in the Norwegian mountains

This movie by videographer Alejandro Villanueva tours the Reiulf Ramstad-designed Trollstigen Visitor Centre in rural Norway, revealing how its network of pathways zigzag across a landscape of rugged mountains and deep fjords. Completed by Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter in 2012, the tourist facility features a footpath that crosses the mountain river and leads to lookout points made of

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birthday wishes

In case you’ve been living under a rock, today is voting day. It also happens to be my birthday and while I will spare you my political opinions (though if you’re friends with me on Facebook I’m not nearly so vague) I’m glad to say I’ve casted my vote …

Reiulf Ramstad designs angular wooden cabins for a Norwegian valley

These atmospheric renderings reveal designs by Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter for a pair of angular holiday cabins in the Norwegian countryside. Reiulf Ramstad’s firm was commissioned to create the cabins as a family retreat in the Røldal valley, which is located 300 kilometres west of Oslo at the northern end of the Røldalsvatnet lake. The architects decided to split the

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Timelapse movie tours Snøhetta’s Reindeer Observation Pavilion in Norway

This movie by videographer Alejandro Villanueva explores the undulating wooden form of the Snøhetta-designed Reindeer Observation Pavilion and its setting in Norway’s Dovre Mountains. Completed in late 2011, the pavilion is a glass-fronted steel box. But inside, its features a rippled timber core constructed by Norwegian shipbuilders to match the surrounding topography. Visitors to the pavilion More

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Norway moves to scrap plans for controversial Utøya memorial

The Norwegian government has offered to abandon plans for a memorial to the 77 people murdered during the terrorist attacks of 22 July 2011, after fierce opposition by local residents. Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg intends to sever a strip of headland from the coastline in the village of Sørbråten, in tribute to the victims of the bombing in Oslo and the More

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Norwegian climbing centre by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter resembles a snow-capped mountain

The jagged form of this climbing centre by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter is covered in grey, brown and white shingles that reference a snow-covered mountain behind the building (+ slideshow). The Reiulf Ramstad’s Oslo-based studio designed the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre for a spot on the edge of a harbour in Åndalsnes, a town in Norway’s Romsdalen Valley. The building comprises a tall, angular volume More

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Utøya massacre site given “new beginning” by architect Erlend Blakstad Haffner

The cafe building where 13 people tragically lost their lives in the Norwegian terrorist attacks of 2011 has been enshrined within a new learning centre by architect Erlend Blakstad Haffner (+ slideshow). Blakstad Haffner has spent the last five years on the rehabilitation of tragedy-stricken island Utøya, where 69 people – mostly teenagers – were murdered in More

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Mountainside platform by Code Arkitektur creates three vertiginous viewpoints

This triangular viewing platform perched on the edge of a mountain was created by Norwegian studio Code Arkitektur as a rest stop for one of the country’s picturesque tourist trails (+ slideshow). Called Utsikten, which translates as “the view”, the concrete structure is located near the top of Gaular mountain on Norway’s western coast. Its corners are raised, giving each spot a different More

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Mecanoo’s KRONA centre features a light-filled atrium and zigzagging concrete staircases

Dutch firm Mecanoo has completed a library and cultural centre in Kongsberg, Norway, which centres around an atrium with concrete staircases running across its walls and through its centre (+ slideshow). Mecanoo – which was also behind Europe’s largest public library – developed the KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre to accommodate a variety of public functions required by the local community. More

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Nordic architecture is “on the verge of stagnation” say Venice Biennale pavilion curators

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: an “unbreakable glass ceiling” is pushing talented architects out of Sweden and Norway, according to this year’s curators of the Nordic Pavilion in Venice (+ slideshow). According to David Basulto and James Taylor-Foster, the architectural heritage of these two countries is constraining the newest generation of designers. They claim that 20th-century architects such as More

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Peter Zumthor creates buildings on stilts for tourist trail at a Norwegian mine

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has built visitor facilities at a historic mine in Norway, with one structure that hangs off a wall and two that are raised on stilts over a steep cliffside (+ slideshow). Zumthor has created three buildings at the old Allmannajuvet zinc mines in Sauda, which were in use for just 18 years at the end of the 19th century. They include a More

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Rever & Drage’s holiday cabin features wooden pods that frame views of a Norwegian fjord

This cabin perched on a hillside on Norway’s west coast features modular rooms that extend outwards from the main structure to enhance views of the adjacent fjord (+ slideshow). Architecture studio Rever & Drage was asked to replace a dilapidated holiday home from the 1950s with a contemporary cabin that makes the most of the More

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Link Arkitektur extends Norwegian farmhouse with contemporary gabled structure

Link Arkitektur has added a gabled extension to a 19th-century Norwegian farmhouse, featuring a wooden facade designed to age with the building (+ slideshow). The historic farmstead, which is located beside Norway’s River Glomma, was purchased by a family who wanted to restore as much of the old house as possible, but to also add to it in a More

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AART to add looping extension to Oslo Viking museum

Nordic firm AART has won a competition to extend the Viking Age Museum building in Oslo, with plans to add a new curving wing to the cruciform plan (+ slideshow). The contest called for a major expansion of the 192os museum designed by Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg, which is located on Oslo’s Bygdøy peninsula and contains a large collection of Viking paraphernalia. AART saw More

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A Cabin Perched On A Norwegian Fjord

Oslo-based architecture studio Vardehaugen designed a cabin inspired by the shape of a mountain fox curled up to evade the cold wind.
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the love of wood

A nice visual story from Bo Bedre Norway, I was too lazy to translate it for myself so take a look here for more details.Is it Friday yet? ;)Styling by Katrine Mortensen-LarsenPhotography by Kira Brandt

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter creates spiky roofline for Romsdal Folk Museum in Norway

Oslo studio Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has completed a pine-clad cultural museum in western Norway, featuring a spiky roofline designed to help break up the scale of the building (+ slideshow). The Norwegian firm envisioned the Romsdal Folk Museum as not only a cultural institution but also an “architectonic attraction” for the town of Molde. The 3,500-square-metre building will be More

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Concrete canopy shelters Lund Hagem’s Norwegian holiday home from the sea breeze

This island holiday home designed by Norwegian studio Lund Hagem is sheltered beneath a wide concrete canopy, which bridges the surrounding rocks to frame views to the coast for occupants (+ slideshow). The residence is set within a protected spot on the shore of Lyngholmen, an island off Norway’s southern coast. Already naturally sheltered from the the wind by boulders and More

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Dark Arkitekter adds staircase-inspired tower to Oslo’s fast-developing waterfront

Designed to looks like a giant staircase, this Oslo office block by Dark Arkitekter completes the trio of buildings housing the headquarters of DNB Bank, created in collaboration with MVRDV and A-Lab (+ slideshow). The West Building, also known as Bygg C forms part of the Barcode Project – a major new high-rise development on former dock and More

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