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…

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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Lund Hagem completes stilted summer house on Norwegian island

Slender stilts anchor this family summer house by Lund Hagem to the rocky edge of a Norwegian island, which is accessible only by boat (+ slideshow). The Oslo architecture studio designed the 75-square-metre holiday home named Cabin Lille Arøya for an interior architect, an artist and their two children. Located just five metres from the water on the small island More

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Stepped concrete roof creates seaside viewpoint atop Norwegian retreat by Lund Hagem

This small seaside holiday home by Norwegian studio Lund Hagem nestles against a cliff, and features a stepped concrete roof that doubles as a viewing platform (+ slideshow). Designed as a summer residence for Svein Lund – one of the Oslo studio’s founding partners – the 30-square-metre retreat sits on a rocky site in Sandefjord on Norway’s south-east coast. More

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Dark grey slates create diamond-patterned facades for Cabin Ryfylke in Norway

Slate shingles create a crisscrossing pattern across the outer walls of this cabin, which is set on an isolated island off the coast of Norway (+ slideshow). Oslo studios Pir II and Resell Arkitektur collaborated on the design of Cabin Ryfylke, which takes the name of its island setting. The 120-square-metre structure is formed from three wings. Two wings angle from More

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Old Norwegian boathouse overhauled to create glowing wooden summerhouse

Oslo studios Koreo Arkitekter and Kolab Arkitekter have transformed an old boathouse on Norway’s west coast into a summerhouse that becomes a glowing beacon by night (+ slideshow). The structure has the same simple profile as before, with a symmetrical pitched roof and large waterfront doors. But it is now almost twice as long, with a new facade More

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Schjelderup Trondahl Architects’ Vardåsen House is topped with an angular timber box

This house for a retired couple in the Norwegian city of Grimstad features a brick base supporting a wedge-shaped timber roof that incorporates a balcony overlooking the nearby fjords (+ slideshow). The house was designed for the in-laws of Øystein Trondahl, one of the two partners at Oslo studio Schjelderup Trondahl Architects. The firm’s previous More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Da Vinci Bridge by Vebjørn Sand

The fourth bridge in our alphabetical Christmas countdown is a structure in Norway by artist Vebjørn Sand, which is based on a previously unrealised design by Leonardo da Vinci. The Da Vinci Bridge, also known as the Leonardo Bridge and the Golden Horn Bridge, was designed in response to a sketch produced by the Italian polymath in 1502. While the […]

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A Remote Island Resort By Stinessen Arkitektur

Architecture studio Stinessen Arkitektur created the resort ‘Manshausen‘ located on a remote island in Steigen, Norway. To incorporate the cabins into their natural surroundings, the architects used natural materials for the exterior like larch wood. Their main feature is a floating glass facade that offers panoramic views of the sea. On the concept behind it, the architects […]

Arctic exploration cabins by Snorre Stinessen cantilever over the Norwegian shoreline

These glass and timber holiday cabins by Norwegian architect Snorre Stinessen overhang the coastline of Norway’s Manshausen Island, providing a base for Arctic Circle explorers (+ slideshow). The four cabins sit on the edge of the 22-hectare island, which is part of the Steigen archipelago in northern Norway. The island once had a thriving fishing industry, but outdoor […]

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Twisted art museum by BIG to be built across a Norwegian river

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has won a competition to design an art gallery for a Norwegian sculpture park, with plans for a building that twists across a river (+ slideshow). Described by Ingels as an “inhabitable bridge”, the Kistefos Museum will span the Randselva river that winds through the centre of the Kistefos Sculpture Park near Oslo. The sculpture park was […]

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Tiny timber cabin by Jarmund/Vigsnæs has windows incorporated in its angled facades

Norwegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects has designed a small wooden cabin at the end of a garden in Oslo with an angular form that frames different views of its surroundings (+ slideshow). Situated in a residential suburb in the Norwegian capital, the 15-square-metre structure was designed by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects to provide its owners with a quiet retreat […]

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MVRDV used pixellated forms to make DNB Bank “human and approachable” says Winy Maas

Winy Maas of MVRDV explains how his design for a “big building composed of mini units” created a headquarters for Norway’s DNB Bank interspersed with indoor and outdoor meeting places, in the penultimate movie from our exclusive series (+ movie). Completed in 2012, the building is one of three designed for the bank on a developing stretch of Oslo’s waterfront. Rotterdam-based […]

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Oslo architecture students build a wooden sauna that steps over the Norwegian landscape

Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design have designed and built a seaside sauna made up of three wooden bands that stagger up over the rocky terrain (+ slideshow). Named The Bands, the structure comprises a trio of two-dimensional profiles. These sit side by side, creating the forms of a sauna building, a picnic terrace […]

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Timber-clad home by Schjelderup Trondahl sits on a hill overlooking Oslo

Vibrant green-yellow frames accentuate the windows and doors of this spruce-clad house built on a hillside with views over Oslo (+ slideshow). Local studio Schjelderup Trondahl Arkitekter designed House Linnebo for a hillside site on the outskirts of the Norwegian capital. The hill marks the outer perimeter of the city, with the urban landscape fading out into miles of dense forest to the rear of the […]

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Faceted waterfront housing in Norway conceived as “a mountain range of wood”

Both the jagged profile of Norway’s mountain ranges and the gabled elevations of traditional houses informed this angular housing development in Stavanger (+ slideshow). Designed by Danish studio AART architects and local firm Studio Ludo, the 19,500-square-metre Waterfront project is one of Europe’s largest wooden residential developments – fitting for a city with the highest concentration of wooden buildings in […]

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Aslak Haanshuus transforms two Norwegian log cabins into a cross-shaped house

Norwegian architect Aslak Haanshuus has created a cross-shaped house by extending a pair of old lakeside cabins so that they overlap (+ slideshow). The two ageing cabins were built on the edge of Lake Femunden – one of Norway’s largest lakes. Their surroundings are now recognised as a national park, a popular destination for fishing and canoeing, making it a […]

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Ålgård Church by Link Arkitektur features a concave vaulted roof

A dramatically scooped roofline creates a spiky steeple and a triangular entrance for this church in southern Norway by Link Arkitektur (+ slideshow). Norwegian studio Link Arkitektur designed the pale timber-clad church for a congregation in Ålgård, a coastal community based just outside the southern Norwegian city Stavanger. Two points of Ålgård Church’s diamond-shaped roof plate peel […]

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Tiny wedge-shaped cabin by Todd Saunders has a terrace puncturing its middle

This wedge-shaped cabin, installed by architect Todd Saunders in the garden of a Norwegian home, appears to have had a chunk cut away from its middle to create a garden terrace (+ slideshow). Named Slice, the 15-square-metre cabin has a sloping roof line that tapers down to a point, giving it the appearance of a slice of cake or cheese […]

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Todd Saunders’ self-designed home is raised on stilts to cover outdoor areas

The blackened timber home of Norwegian architect Todd Saunders is lifted above the ground on two podiums, sheltering a patch of garden and a swing set beneath the living room (+ slideshow). Todd Saunders, founder of Saunders Architecture created Villa S as a home for himself and his family in a disused park on the edge of […]

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Villa Wot is a brick cuboid punctured by different-sized windows

Dark brick cladding contrasts with the pale wood and plasterboard interior of this house in Oslo by local architecture office Narud Stokke Wiig (+ slideshow). Villa Wot was designed by Narud Stokke Wiig for a family of five and built in the backyard of an existing property that has been in the family for generations. […]

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Norwegian mountain hut is entered through a curving wooden orifice

A narrow wooden tunnel provides the entrance to this forest refuge built by students beside a mountain in Bergen, Norway (+ slideshow). Tubakuba Mountain Hub is the result of a design-and-build workshop held by architect Espen Folgerø with students from the Bergen School of Architecture. According to Folgerø, the tube-like doorway was inspired by the shape […]
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Mountain lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Architects has a V-shaped footprint that follows the terrain

This pine-clad cabin by Reiulf Ramstad Architects has two glazed gables that frame views of the Norwegian landscape and a V-shaped plan that follows the slope of the mountainous terrain (+ slideshow). Surrounded by cross-country ski tracks and hiking tracks, the 120-square-metre building is situated in the mountains above a village named Ål in Buskerud county, and is home to a family of five. Related […]
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Riverside concrete pavilion in Norway pays tribute to a paper press

Exactly 30 years of footage of a paper pulp press in action is being projected onto a concrete screen inside this pavilion, created by A2 Architects and artist John Gerrard on the site of a former paper mill (+ slideshow). Pulp Press is a permanent site-specific commission for the Kistefos Museum in Oslo, designed by […]
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Softly contoured interiors lend cave-like aesthetic to lakeside timber cabin

This clapboard-clad cabin with a curvaceous wood-panelled interior has been perched by Atelier Oslo on a wooded slope high over a Norwegian lake (+ slideshow). Atelier Oslo’s Cabin at Norderhov creates a home in Krokskogen forest outside the town of Hønefoss – 40 miles north west of Oslo. Related story: Lakeside sauna by Partisans designed as a cavernous wooden […]
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Reiulf Ramstad completes wooden church with a grand spire beside a Norwegian fjord

Oslo studio Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has reinterpreted the traditional Norwegian stave church to create a modern chapel featuring folded timber surfaces and a huge pyramid-shaped spire (+ slideshow). Oslo-based office Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter won a competition to design the 2,250-square-metre Community Church for the village of Knarvik, in Hordaland, Norway. Related story: Bøler Church by Hansen/Bjørndal Architects Built into a rocky slope […]

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White concrete cultural centre by DRDH nestles up against a Norwegian harbour

White concrete surfaces vary from matte to polished on the walls of this library and concert hall, completed by London studio DRDH on the waterfront of Bodø, Norway (+ slideshow). The project to design the new £110 million cultural centre was won by DRDH, run by Daniel Rosbottom and David Howarth, in 2009. The buildings, together named Stormen (Storm), […]

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