Snøhetta designs Arctic seed vault visitor centre on Svalbard

Snøhetta has designed a visitor centre for two archives, which will be built within the Arctic Circle on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. Named The Arc, the building will be a place for people to digitally view items from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is the world’s largest, secure seed-storage, […]

Dorte Mandrup’s Arctic whale watching facility will “grow out of the landscape”

Dorte Mandrup has released visuals of The Whale, a viewpoint for whale watching that will resemble a giant rock outcrop within the Arctic Circle on the northern coast of Norway. The Whale has been designed by Danish studio Dorte Mandrup to blend in with coastal landscape near the town Andenes, which is one of the world’s […]

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 […]

Snøhetta completes office on Norwegian Fjord that produces twice the amount of energy it uses

Snøhetta has completed the sustainable Powerhouse Brattørkaia office in Trondheim, Norway, which produces more than double the amount of electricity it consumes daily. Located on the harbour overlooking Trondheim Fjord, the angular office building is wrapped by 3,000-square-metres of solar panels that provide green energy for itself, neighbouring buildings and city transport. Architecture studio Snøhetta […]

Aluminium-clad cabins perch on stilts over the Barents Sea in Norway

Stinessen Arkitektur has built three cabins and a sauna on an island in the remote Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Norway in the arctic circle. Called Manshausen 2.0, the project is an extension of the Manshausen Island Resort, an eco-retreat founded by Børge Ousland, the Norwegian polar explorer who was the first person to […]

Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio proposes cantilevering glass pool over Norwegian fjord

Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio has designed a concept for a boutique hotel within a cliff edge in Norway that includes a cantilevered glass swimming pool. Istanbul practice Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio proposed building the hotel on a site 600-metres-high on Preikestolen – a steep cliff and popular tourist spot in the west of Norway that […]

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 […]

Waugh Thistleton designs eco-village in a lake to reinvigorate central Bergen

Over a thousand houses built on the Store Lungegårdsvann lake will form the heart of Trenezia, a sustainable village masterplanned by Waugh Thistleton for Bergen, Norway. London architecture studio Waugh Thistleton designed Trenezia in a bid to create a carbon neutral residential and cultural hub for the city that would attract locals to remain within central Bergen. “Given […]

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, […]

Kappland Arkitekter perches Cabin Stokkøya on rugged landscape of Norwegian island

A wooden hillside cabin on the island of Stokkøya, Norway, by Kappland Arkitekter is spread over multiple levels expansive views out to the surrounding countryside. Cabin Stokkøya was designed to focus on two contrasting landscapes – out towards the sea to the west, and back at the dramatic green scenery to the east. Designed by […]

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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