Inspirado en la instalación portuaria construida en 1937 por el arquitecto Ketil Ugland para la ciudad noruega de Arendal, cerrada diez años después y posteriormente demolida, el proyecto de la firma Snøhetta es una reinterpretación de la antigua zon
In a peaceful spot close to the southern coast of Norway, a close-set group of three cottages forms a holiday residence for different generations of one same family. Three simple volumes with pitched roofs, access to one of which is differentiated so
On the banks of the fjord, next to the Opera House designed by Snøhetta, stands the new Munch Museum, built by the Madrid practice of Juan Herreros and Jens Richter, winner of the international competition to provide a home for the work of the Norweg
In the year 1947, the Norwegian ethnologist Thor Heyerdahl went off to sea in a hand-built raft and sailed the almost 8,000 kilometers that separate the coasts of South America from the remote Polynesian islands. His mission was to demonstrate that a
The five triangular cabins, with panoramic views of the North Sea, are raised on four steel columns to avoid leaving any trace on the landscape. Their triangular shape and flat cut is carefully planned to withstand the strong winds of the area...
The Oslo firm Snøhetta – in collaboration with R8 Property, Skanska, and Asplan Viak – has completed this office building that will consume little energy and produce more than it will need over its lifespan (estimated at 60 years), including in const
In what is one of Norway’s oldest cities, birthplace of its most universal man of letters, the project of Kengo Kuma – in collaboration with the Norwegian firm Mad Arkitekter – has placed first in the competition to build a library devoted to the pla
The Norwegian practice of John Sanden and Ingvild Hodnekvam has designed this residence, located in the city of Lillehammer, as a simple building kit of concrete pieces. It can be easily reconfigured to meet new needs, the inner walls being independe
Located in the Arctic Circle, the project transforms and connects the two existing buildings, and dialogs with them through color and the pattern of the faceted facades of Jura Stone of the new volume, whose angles capture the changing northern light
In Veitastrond, a small village belonging to the municipality of Luster, in Norway, one finds these wooden shelters for hikers, a work of Snøhetta, the firm founded by Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers. Named Tungestølen, the complex overlooks the Jost
Converted into a new civic center, the project defends the inclusion of all agents in the transformation of the city, integrating the layers that operate in it through mixed infrastructures and wooded areas that open up to a controlled scale...
It is hard not to succumb to cliché when describing – like the suites of Grieg –the romantic beauty of northern landscapes and the depth of their impact on the identity of Nordic peoples. But in truth, even in the arenas of globalization, the Scandin
The firm Reiulf Ramstad has won the invitation-only contest to expand the museum that harbors Fram (Framtid, meaning future in Norwegian), the ship that Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Svedrup, and Roald Amundsen used in their famed expeditions. As part of a s
On a plateau close to the Jostedal Glacier, overlooking it, stand these wooden cabins for use by hikers, designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta to withstand the harsh climate conditions, including strong winds, of this mountainous zone.
Among architects Bjarke Ingels is perhaps the last adorer of the fold; he is the unexpected link connecting our globalized times to those deconstructivist obsessions that had a heyday in the 1990s, in the heat of the theses that the philosopher Gille
Founded in 1989 by four partners and now directed by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers, Snøhetta is a Norwegian practice that employs almost 140 people in its two offices, in Oslo and New York. Efficient and poetic at the same time, the archite
Maybe the lethargy that has taken over our bodies after so much submission to the dictates of the mobile phone has led to the fashion of the even-harder, in a search for radical experiences brought to extremes. This would perhaps explain construction
The development of the highways in Norway left the vernacular routes that ran along national roads in disuse. This circumstance is common to the rest of Europe, but was especially dramatic in the Nordic country because of the extraordinary landscapes
In 2014, The Central Bank of Norway appointed Snøhetta and Metric Design/Terje Tønnessen to develop the design proposal for its new paper currency. One and a half years after the release of the emblematic 100 and 200 notes, the new 50 and 500 notes h
Selected out of 101 entries submitted from a total of 17 countries, the design of the team composed of the young Barcelona practices MX_SI and Mestres Wåge recently won the competition to transform an old grain silo – one of the first ever to be buil
Curated by a Spanish team, the triennale takes stock of the phenomenon of belonging, and of the ways of building the collective in a global world.
On 5 June, after five years of intense public controversy, the City Hall of Oslo authorized the construction of Lambda, the project drawn up by Herreros Arquitectos for the new Munch Museum, Norway’s leading emblem and a must-stop in the art circuit.