Fjord Oslo festival illuminates the city with series of installations

Seven installations lit up Oslo‘s harbour promenade for the inaugural Fjord Oslo light festival, each showing the effect that light can have on our emotions. In celebration of Oslo as European Green Capital of the year, all projects made use of light through a variety of approaches and technologies, to help visitors see their surroundings […]

Kvistad creates tonal workspaces inside Oslo office

Single-colour rooms, carpeted walls and circular doorways feature inside this Oslo office which Norwegian studio Kvistad has designed to feel like a “Scandinavian spaceship”. Family-run Norwegian studio Kvistad was tasked with creating a new HQ for Bakken & Bæck, a rapidly expanding digital company based in Oslo. The design for the office was developed around the […]

“Our dependency on growth, like on concrete, must be abolished”

The pursuit of infinite economic growth is driving climate breakdown and producing ecologically toxic architecture, argues Phineas Harper, one of the chief curators of the Oslo Architecture Triennale. Shipwrecked in a storm, you might avoid a watery grave if by chance the top of a mahogany grand piano came floating past. Clambering aboard this improvised […]

Snøhetta designs bench for Nobel Peace Centre that brings people together

A bench designed by architecture firm Snøhetta for the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo is shaped like a partial circle to encourage people to sit closer together and start conversations. The project is described as a “peace bench” and is titled The Best Weapon, in reference to Nelson Mandela’s famous quote, “The best weapon is […]

Snøhetta unveils pentagonal walker’s cabin overlooking Oslofjord

Fuglemyrhytta is a self-service cabin designed by Snøhetta for walkers trekking near Vettakollen, Norway, to take advantage of the views across the Oslofjord. Perched on a hill north of Oslo, which has views across the city to the fjord, the building is designed to be a holiday home for families or small school groups. Open year-round, […]

Snøhetta designs both online and physical spaces for Norwegian fashion label Holzweiler

Snøhetta has designed both physical and digital retail spaces for Oslo-based fashion label Holzweiler, featuring a muted colour palette and gridded elements. Holzweiler was keen to offer its customers a similar retail experience both online and in store, so asked Snøhetta to design a showroom and flagship store, but also to create a website to […]

Creuna Norway creates simplified visual identity for the city of Oslo

Creative agency Creuna Norway has worked with citizens of Oslo to create a new visual identity for the city inspired by its buildings and history. Comprising a simplified logo and a design system made up of basic geometric shapes inspired by Oslo’s architecture, the design is intended to better communicate to the city’s citizens what […]

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