In 1947 the Norwegian explorer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) led the Kon-Tiki expedition — an 8,000-kilometer journey on a balsa tree raft across the Pacific Ocean, from South America to the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia – to
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
A proposal drawn up by Kengo Kuma & Associates in collaboration with Mad Arkitekter and Buro Happold Engineering has been declared the winning scheme in the competition for a new library dedicated to Henrik Ibsen in Skien, where the playwright was bo
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...
The building starts out from two axes – a circle with a reflectant surface where the sea meets the mountains –, and another vertical one, shaped like a cylinder, where visitors can learn about the life of whales also in the deep sea waters... [+]
The natural stone on the parabolic roof and a large glass wall underscore the connection with the natural landscape, whose topography defines the building’s form. The project seeks protecting sea life through art, science, and architecture... [+]
The materials used, the experiences that take place inside the building, and the design of the roof as a stormy sea, where the waves clash to let light inside, invite visitors to immerse themselves in the dramatic natural environment of the site... [
The building is integrated in a park connected by paths, establishing a relationship with the city of Andenes. The program is laid out over four levels, one of them underwater so that visitors can observe the seabed through the windows... [+]
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
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.
La residencia de estudiantes MySpace, construida en la ciudad noruega de Trondheim según el proyecto de Enrique Krahe, Juan Elvira y Clara Murado, está concebida como una suerte de catalizador que miniaturiza los modos de sociabilidad contemporáneos.
El equipo formado por Ecosistema Urbano y el artista Lluís Sabadell ha resultado el ganador del concurso para el diseño de una intervención artística en la plaza Stortorget, el principal espacio público de Hamar, una ciudad situada a 130 kilómetros d
Situado en un pequeño parque urbano del centro de Oslo, el edificio para la guardería de la congregación Fagerborg responde a un doble requerimiento: el respeto, por un lado, a la tradición tipológica de su entorno, formada por edificios de baja alt
Los valencianos Agustín Sebastián y Jorge Quesada, agrupados como SQ Arquitectos, junto al estudio noruego Asplan Viak han resultado ganadores del concurso internacional para la construcción de un centro cultural dedicado al pueblo lapón o sami, con