Archinect - News 2017-10-22T07:44:48-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150025665/the-world-s-tallest-wooden-tower-is-being-built-in-norway The world's tallest wooden tower is being built in Norway Julia Ingalls 2017-08-31T12:24:00-04:00 >2017-09-02T14:51:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ob/obxoxsoqhtrcyi4c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ob/obxoxsoqhtrcyi4c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ob/obxoxsoqhtrcyi4c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ob/obxoxsoqhtrcyi4c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>With an expected completion date of March 2019, the 18-story, 80-meter-tall-plus building in Brumunddal, Norway known as the&nbsp;Mj&oslash;sa Tower will soon become the world's tallest wooden structure, a coveted title among those designers who favor wood over more traditional tall building materials. Designed by Voll Arkitekter, the&nbsp;Mj&oslash;sa Tower is on track to supersede the&nbsp;previous wooden record holder, the Brock Commons Student Housing building at the University of British Columbia, which topped out at a stately 53 meters in height.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kh/khvgcq15mjn1ky5f.jpeg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kh/khvgcq15mjn1ky5f.jpeg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Mets&auml; Wood / Voll Arkitekter</figcaption></figure><p>Wood has numerous advantages over oft-used concrete and steel:&nbsp;for one, the construction time can be cut approximately in half due to easy prefabrication and the overall lighter weight of the materials. Surprisingly, one of wood's advantages as a tall building material lies in its ability to withstand fires, at least when compared with the tendency of steel to melt down during an all-consuming blaze. As the site's general contr...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019981/peter-schjeldahl-contemplates-norway-s-canceled-controversial-memorial Peter Schjeldahl contemplates Norway’s canceled controversial memorial Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-28T15:42:00-04:00 >2017-07-28T15:42:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkbhy7uyeok18tdu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkbhy7uyeok18tdu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkbhy7uyeok18tdu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkbhy7uyeok18tdu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>What had the land done to deserve being fissured? Local residents protested that they were traumatized enough by the killer&rsquo;s passage among them not to suffer a daily reminder of it, thronged by tourists. Some families of victims refused the use of their loved ones&rsquo; names, which are already enshrined on a modest monument&mdash;a suspended silver ring, in the woods&mdash;on Ut&oslash;ya. Last month, Norway officially canceled the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94970826/swedish-artist-jonas-dahlberg-to-design-july-22-memorial-sites-in-norway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Memory </em><em>Wound</em></a>, a bold&nbsp;proposal by the Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg,&nbsp;won a government competition for a memorial dedicated to the seventy-seven victims of&nbsp;a massacre&nbsp;committed by Andres Breivik on July 22, 2011. The artist's design&nbsp;called for cutting a channel across the S&oslash;rbr&aring;ten peninsula, near the island of Ut&oslash;ya, where Breivik fatally shot sixty-nine at a summer camp and moving the excavated stone to the site in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/833/oslo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oslo</a> where, on the same day, a bomb that he had planted killed eight. The gap was to be faced with stone and engraved&nbsp;with victims' names.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last month, due to much controversy,&nbsp;<a href="https://news.artnet.com/art-world/norway-jonas-dahlberg-memorial-1004282" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norway officially canceled the project</a>. The proposal struck some as, for one thing, an offense to blameless nature. Contrasting the project to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/112495/vietnam-veterans-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vietnam Memorial</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/31638/9-11-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ground Zero</a>, Peter Schjeldahl of the New Yorker points out the failure of Memory Wound, "<em>Monuments aren&rsquo;t churches. The most affecting ones enable but don&rsquo;t seek to impose, fitting emotional responses. Dahlberg&rsquo;s proposal, by contrast, ...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150012624/norwegian-government-dedicates-4-4m-to-upgrade-arctic-seed-vault Norwegian government dedicates $4.4M to upgrade Arctic seed vault Nicholas Korody 2017-06-14T12:06:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T12:22:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k4/k4x7c290x6iwxazn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k4/k4x7c290x6iwxazn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k4/k4x7c290x6iwxazn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k4/k4x7c290x6iwxazn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Global Seed Vault, built in the Arctic as an impregnable deep freeze for the world&rsquo;s most precious food seeds, is to undergo a multi-million dollar upgrade after water from melting permafrost flooded its access tunnel. No seeds were damaged but the incident undermined the original belief that the vault would be a &ldquo;failsafe&rdquo; facility, securing the world&rsquo;s food supply forever. Now the Norwegian government, which owns the vault, has committed $4.4m (NOK37m) to improvements.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007981/inspired-by-a-common-canning-jar-sn-hetta-designs-a-new-bar-for-the-oslo-airport Inspired by a common canning jar, Snøhetta designs a new bar for the Oslo Airport Nicholas Korody 2017-05-17T12:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T12:43:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fs/fsckaxt375i56507.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fs/fsckaxt375i56507.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fs/fsckaxt375i56507.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fs/fsckaxt375i56507.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Despite being built just under 20 years ago, a rapid surge in passengers has left the Oslo Airport pretty far past capacity. So a big renovation and expansion is underway, with a first phase just completed this April. Inside the expanded arrivals and departure hall, the Norwegian superstar practice Sn&oslash;hetta has designed a unique bar and &ldquo;interior concept&rdquo;.</p><p>Named Norgesglasset after a ubiquitous jar used for picking and storing food, the 65 square meter design riffs on its namesake. 4,000 jar clad the ceiling and back wall. Conceived as one continuous organic form, the back wall rises 4.8 meter from the floor and juts out over the seating area. It&rsquo;s complemented by a chandelier, also made of the Norgesglasset jars.</p><p>The circular bar is surrounded by red chairs that match a red rubber floor and a red couch lining the back wall. The red is a nod to the red rubber gasket on the distinctive jars. Additionally, Sn&oslash;hetta designed new employee uniforms and menu cards to match the aesthetic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sp/sp4nzytkbbv7xxea.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vp8a4gf4qiup24np.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7b8t59oca6fi0ey.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xb/xbmozan94feptsok.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t0wyed1ctoq6lcx0.jpg"></p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/149999773/sn-hetta-designs-a-boat-tunnel-in-norway Snøhetta designs a "boat tunnel" in Norway Nicholas Korody 2017-03-27T17:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T18:33:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3l/3l8jt7pcplgo3a82.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3l/3l8jt7pcplgo3a82.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3l/3l8jt7pcplgo3a82.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3l/3l8jt7pcplgo3a82.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Sn&oslash;hetta has designed a &ldquo;boat tunnel&rdquo; that would allow ships to run beneath a mountain in Norway. With a whopping $272 million price tag, the mile-long tunnel would enable ships to safely avert the dangerous waters off the Stad Peninsula.</p><p>150 feet tall and 118 feet wide, the tunnel would be designed to accommodate massive cargo ships. Sn&oslash;hetta propose a terraced stone entrance. &ldquo;In such a delicate landscape, the tunnel has to be more than just an intervention in nature. We put a lot of effort in making it aesthetically appealing,&rdquo; states project manager Terje Andreassen. A bridge would allow tourists to watch the ships pass by.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v0/v082n4bvz7ml3cm2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6r/6r3hz6b6aagqip3k.jpg"></p><p>Apparently, it&rsquo;s not actually a new idea. Back in 1874, a similar&mdash;mechanically speaking&mdash;idea was proposed.&nbsp; Over the last seventy years, the turbulent waters in the area have resulted in the death of 33 people.</p><p>Currently, a feasibility study is underway, with construction slated for 2019.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/norway-plans-ship-tunnel-av7oid-de7adly-stadh7avet/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H/T Global Construction Review</a></p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/149951790/tour-norway-s-doomsday-seed-vault-deep-within-the-arctic-circle Tour Norway's "Doomsday" seed vault, deep within the Arctic Circle Julia Ingalls 2016-06-15T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T20:40:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sy/sy13hgdak3i5p56n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sy/sy13hgdak3i5p56n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sy/sy13hgdak3i5p56n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sy/sy13hgdak3i5p56n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>What is the architecture of forward-thinking climate change? One example is the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/71895/svalbard-vault-opens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Svalbard Seed Vault</a>, which when full will house roughly 3 million different species of plants in anticipation of a future that may be hotter, drier, or simply climatically different than the one we inhabit now.</p><p>This video offers a rare tour of the three-vault, minus 5 degrees Celsius interior storage facility, which is located within a mountain in Norway in anticipation of rising global sea levels:</p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/132497273/the-clearing-memorial-to-norway-s-july-22-attacks-opens-on-the-tragedy-s-fourth-anniversary "The Clearing", memorial to Norway's July 22 attacks, opens on the tragedy's fourth anniversary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-22T19:30:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:40:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sv/svc1dgegedgwyjs8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sv/svc1dgegedgwyjs8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sv/svc1dgegedgwyjs8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sv/svc1dgegedgwyjs8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Called Lysningen or &lsquo;The Clearing&rsquo;, it has been designed by the Bergen-based architects 3RW. [...] &ldquo;It is actually much better than I had thought,.&rdquo; [J&oslash;rgen Watne Frydnes, the general manager of Ut&oslash;ya,] said. &ldquo;The frame around the woods and the silence of nature, makes it feel like a well.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>On July 22, 2011, on the island of Ut&oslash;yah, a lone gunman named Anders Breivik attacked a youth summer camp run by the Norwegian Workers&rsquo; Youth League (AUF), killing 69 people. Today, on the fourth anniversary of the attack, a memorial to the victims officially opens on the island. Known as &ldquo;Lysningen" (The Clearing), the memorial is designed by Bergen-based firm 3RW, and was selected through a competition hosted by AUF.</p><p>The design features a large metal ring, inscribed with the victims' names, suspended from pine trees over a clearing made by 3RW.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8losmof5r3yqgbi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uu18x6nvmbzypci.jpg"></p><p>Vegard Gr&oslash;slie Wennesland, a survivor of the Ut&oslash;ya attack who served on the memorial committee, <a href="http://3rw.no/3rw-wins-the-competition-to-propose-memorial-on-utoya/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">says of 3RW's design</a>: "the idea is both sophisticated and unpretentious. No matter what social, cultural or religious affiliation, you can feel welcome here. It will be a beautiful place for remembrance."</p><p>Another competition, for two public memorials &ndash; one in Ut&oslash;ya and one in Oslo, where Breivik perpetrated a bombing attack on the same day &ndash; was wo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/123296640/holmenkollen-ski-jump-turns-into-airbnb-penthouse-for-one-night Holmenkollen ski jump turns into Airbnb penthouse for one night Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T20:47:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T20:53:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mb/mb61ypywtlz5b4re.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mb/mb61ypywtlz5b4re.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mb/mb61ypywtlz5b4re.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mb/mb61ypywtlz5b4re.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>One lucky soul will get to enjoy an unforgettable night in one of Oslo's most iconic destinations later this month: the topmost floor of the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39903/jds-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JDS</a>-designed Holmenkollen ski jump will be turned into a cozy, fully furnished Airbnb penthouse for the winner of a <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5401060" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent online contest</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/mssdla3nzrwbs11q.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clpzgg9453krjdro.jpg"></p><p>From the contest description:</p><p><em>Set at the top of the ski jump where champions prepare for flight, the apartment&rsquo;s floor to ceiling windows give you one of the best views imaginable of Oslo, snow capped mountains and endless forest.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>On the first floor, 250 steps below the apartment you will find the world&rsquo;s first ski museum. Discover more than 4,000 years of ski history and learn about the adventures of polar explorers, including Roald Amundsen.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d7g8fda255ub206.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fqfx9hi5lrs83x4m.jpg"></p><p><em>After a day in the snow, leave your gear and take the lift up to your apartment at the very top of the Holmenkollen ski jump.&nbsp; </em></p><p><em>Right above you is the highest roof terrace in town, so you can do some serious stargazing as dinner is served. If you&rsquo;re really lucky, you might...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/121447896/me-and-my-moulton-the-oscar-nominated-film-about-being-the-daughter-of-modernist-architects "Me and My Moulton", the Oscar-nominated film about being the daughter of modernist architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-23T19:25:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:38:38-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3h/3hreizrh9fubfhlc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3h/3hreizrh9fubfhlc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3h/3hreizrh9fubfhlc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3h/3hreizrh9fubfhlc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Nominated for best animated short at this year's Oscars, the Canadian-Norwegian film tells the story of two modernist architects' three daughters, who long for a bicycle.</p><p></p><p>Director Torill Kove previously won an Oscar in 2007 for "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Danish_Poet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Danish Poet</a>".</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/112338758/oslo-council-votes-yes-on-new-munch-museum Oslo council votes yes on new Munch Museum Alexander Walter 2014-10-28T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T21:42:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/64a82e38bc054ae1a3c5f49ebad0a2ee?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/64a82e38bc054ae1a3c5f49ebad0a2ee?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/64a82e38bc054ae1a3c5f49ebad0a2ee?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/64a82e38bc054ae1a3c5f49ebad0a2ee?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Oslo&rsquo;s city council approved a plan for a new Munch Museum on the waterfront in a vote on 22 October. A new building designed by the architecture firm Herreros will be constructed at a cost of 2.8m Norwegian kroner. [...] The long-delayed project has hit a number of political hurdles since the architects were first chosen in a competition in 2009. Some critics feared the dramatic design [...] would deprive the city&rsquo;s relatively new landmark opera building of the attention it deserves.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87143/winners-for-oslo-s-new-library-and-museum-competiton-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners for Oslo's New Library and Museum Competiton Announced</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/111195701/new-podcast-new-banknotes-new-neurons-weekly-news-round-up-for-october-6-2014 New podcast, new banknotes, new neurons: Weekly News Round-Up for October 6, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-13T20:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T21:26:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/28/28fvn3tucg9zxp2q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/28/28fvn3tucg9zxp2q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/28/28fvn3tucg9zxp2q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/28/28fvn3tucg9zxp2q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><em>Sunday, October 12:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111135399/a-classic-american-look-feng-shui-notwithstanding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding</a>: Investigating the impact of wealthy Chinese immigrants on suburban Seattle's real estate boom.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Saturday, October 11:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110936408/indiana-ponders-abolishing-licensing-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects</a>: Part of a state-wide reconsideration of more than "200 types of professional licenses, permits and certifications", aimed at cutting regulatory costs.</li><li><a title='Announcing "Archinect Sessions", our brand new podcast! Listen to Episode #1 now' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Announcing "Archinect Sessions", our brand new podcast! Listen to Episode #1 now</a>: We're launching a weekly podcast to discuss prominent news items, feat. members of the Archinect community and other special guests. Ep. #1: "Where are the women?"</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 9:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110875379/architects-create-a-3-d-printed-column-that-survives-earthquakes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes</a>: Made of cement and based on ancient Incan techniques.</li><li><a title="Renzo Piano admits he's &quot;struggling to do something good&quot; for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110868931/renzo-piano-admits-he-s-struggling-to-do-something-good-for-the-la-academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano admits he's "struggling to do something good" for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project</a>: A fable to remind us that architecture is never solely the product of architects.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 8:...</em></strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/110794911/sn-hetta-selected-to-design-new-norwegian-banknotes Snøhetta selected to design new Norwegian banknotes Archinect 2014-10-08T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-11-04T18:36:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/ace80c1e675f4c39ac3f796c5b219346?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/ace80c1e675f4c39ac3f796c5b219346?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/ace80c1e675f4c39ac3f796c5b219346?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/ace80c1e675f4c39ac3f796c5b219346?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, asked eight different designers to submit their proposals for the redesigned currency, to be put into circulation in 2017, and the winning design features images by Norwegian architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta on one side and Oslo-based graphic design firm The Metric System on the other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More details and designs also on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/snhetta_chosen_to_design_norways_new_colorful_banknotes1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/107736538/salt-festival-celebrates-arctic-architecture-in-sandhorn-y-norway SALT festival celebrates arctic architecture in Sandhornøy, Norway Justine Testado 2014-08-29T21:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T20:36:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9zq5cek3r5ygy9i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9zq5cek3r5ygy9i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9zq5cek3r5ygy9i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9zq5cek3r5ygy9i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Taking place on the island of Sandhorn&oslash;y in the Arctic Circle region of Norway, SALT will host its opening festivities this weekend, starting August 29 to September 1. Founded in 2010 by acclaimed curator Helga-Marie Nordby and cultural entrepreneur Erlend Mog&aring;rd-Larsen, SALT celebrates the rarely traversed arctic landscape and promotes Norway's contributions to art and design history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This weekend's events include traditionally inspired architecture designed by Rintala Eggertson Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4a74msd5kj5t1fm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wz91koympfduyd5w.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw52vtgpko9qykos.jpg"></p><p><strong>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/salt_festival_celebrates_arctic_architecture_in_sandhorny_norway/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/100187115/mid-century-norwegian-design-pieces-make-their-way-to-new-york-s-openhouse-gallery-in-soho Mid-century Norwegian design pieces make their way to New York’s Openhouse Gallery in Soho Justine Testado 2014-05-21T20:38:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/ok3ebgq689nvcen4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/ok3ebgq689nvcen4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/ok3ebgq689nvcen4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/ok3ebgq689nvcen4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After success in Oslo and Tokyo, the Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Design exhibition is ready to make its U.S. debut in New York's Openhouse Gallery starting May 23. Highlighting Norway's contribution to mid-century Scandinavian design, the selling exhibition will showcase over 500 high-end designer objects created by 44 Norwegian designers between 1940-1975.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The objects will be arranged with iconic Norwegian artworks, including those by renowned artist Edvard Munch. Works will be presented so as to showcase the artists' various roles in shaping the traditions of Norwegian design and architecture during the 20th century.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l13yehp8zv4pmmqd.jpg"></p><p>Find more event details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mid-century_norwegian_design_pieces_make_their_way_to_new_yorks_openhouse_g/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/97280083/wing-rdhs-wins-statoil-competition-in-norway-beats-sn-hetta-oma-and-norman-foster Wingårdhs wins Statoil competition in Norway, beats Snøhetta, OMA and Norman Foster Justine Testado 2014-04-04T21:22:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T07:33:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/to/tobr522xnm24euav.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/to/tobr522xnm24euav.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/to/tobr522xnm24euav.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/to/tobr522xnm24euav.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"E = mc&sup2;" by Swedish firm Wing&aring;rdhs was the winning solution in an invited competition to redesign the Forus West building of major energy company Statoil in Sandnes, Norway. Statoil will now further develop its plans for the new building based on Wing&aring;rdhs&rsquo; proposal and clarify significant regulation issues before further progress is done.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From 48 applications worldwide, the invited teams consisted mostly of Norwegian names and a few famous ones: <a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a> (NO); <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> (UK) with Space Group (NO); and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9423148/helen-hard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helen &amp; Hard</a> (NO) with SAHAA (NO). <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> (NL) was also invited but withdrew shortly before the competition deadline, much to the jury's disappointment.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of Wing&aring;rdhs&rsquo; proposal:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6jsj2dbym8fr2z0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79voq0xahfnxmcui.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w37ztxggpci6qmgk.jpg"></p><p>See the jury's evaluation and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wingardhs_wins_statoil_competition_in_norway_beats_snohetta_oma_and_foster/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/96485187/face-to-the-fjord-a-look-at-oslo-on-the-release-of-their-new-public-space-public-life-survey Face to the Fjord: A look at Oslo on the release of their new Public Space-Public Life survey Alexander Walter 2014-03-25T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T15:37:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05a6de4b212d4089ff76a0179bb0f94b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05a6de4b212d4089ff76a0179bb0f94b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05a6de4b212d4089ff76a0179bb0f94b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05a6de4b212d4089ff76a0179bb0f94b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Oslo is a small city where everyone knows one another,&rdquo; says landscape architect and project leader for Levende Oslo (Lively Oslo), Yngvar Hegrenes. Norway&rsquo;s capital city on the Olso fjord recently commissioned a Public Space-Public Life (PSPL) survey that took over two years to complete, despite the city&rsquo;s compact size. Hegrenes is responsible for commissioning the survey, stating that Oslo was interested in taking a fresh look at their city center with input from knowledgeable outside sources</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/94970826/swedish-artist-jonas-dahlberg-to-design-july-22-memorial-sites-in-norway Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to design July 22 Memorial sites in Norway Archinect 2014-03-05T17:35:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:24:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1c/1cs13bep1185ip7p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1c/1cs13bep1185ip7p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1c/1cs13bep1185ip7p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1c/1cs13bep1185ip7p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Upon the recent conclusion of Norway's July 22 memorial site competition, Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg was unanimously selected by the competition jury to be the designer. Dahlberg's designs will become the two public-art memorials, each commemorating the 77 victims who tragically lost their lives in the Oslo bombing and Ut&oslash;ya massacre on July 22, 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3nblb6om6cbkmhfx.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/92768096/arkitektgruppen-cubus-1st-place-entry-of-the-mo-i-rana-waterfront-competition Arkitektgruppen Cubus’ 1st-place entry of the Mo i Rana Waterfront competition Justine Testado 2014-02-03T15:18:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T15:19:00-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ew/ewoixswfk7s83zxo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ew/ewoixswfk7s83zxo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ew/ewoixswfk7s83zxo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ew/ewoixswfk7s83zxo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Norwegian firm Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS from Bergen won first prize for the Mo i Rana Waterfront competition. The competition sought for solutions to link Mo i Rana in Northern Norway to the nearby fjord and railway -- both major transit systems that connect Mo i Rana to neighboring towns and the rest of the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6k3u6rwgqnx24y2.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ze/zew5yz7lfxiuedvj.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2b0atrgs3x4eg0bs.jpg"><br><br>Find full details of the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/arkitektgruppen_cubus_1st-place_entry_of_the_mo_i_rana_waterfront_competiti/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/89837688/office-jarrik-ouburg-laura-alvarez-architecture-wins-second-prize-for-s-in-europan-norway Office Jarrik Ouburg + laura alvarez architecture wins second-prize for Ås in Europan Norway Justine Testado 2013-12-27T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T13:18:42-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6y8niqramope7oj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6y8niqramope7oj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6y8niqramope7oj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6y8niqramope7oj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Architects Jarrik Ouburg and Laura Alvarez sent us their "Hortus conclusus" scheme in the recently concluded E12 of the Europan Norway competition. This year's theme focused on the future development of three Oslo-region municipalities projected to grow within the next 25 years: B&aelig;rum, Asker, and &Aring;s. Alvarez's and Ouburg's collaborative entry won second prize in the &Aring;s category.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The municipality of &Aring;s, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and the architects will discuss the proposal in early 2014 to develop a new and more detailed masterplan of the specific site.<br><br> Here's a glimpse of the proposal:<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c630y1kq0918x9zn.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jffvakzttda4hb2y.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxiw1a83kk6lsvp6.jpg" title=""></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/88775967/cobe-and-transform-s-maritime-museum-and-exploratorium-celebrates-grand-opening-in-porsgrunn COBE and Transform's Maritime Museum and Exploratorium celebrates grand opening in Porsgrunn Justine Testado 2013-12-13T20:23:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T20:18:24-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lu/lu2adjnm11cb6p21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lu/lu2adjnm11cb6p21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lu/lu2adjnm11cb6p21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lu/lu2adjnm11cb6p21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> After winning first prize in a 2009 competition, Danish firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46834/cobe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COBE</a> and <a href="http://www.transform.dk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transform</a> collaborated once again to design the new Maritime Museum and Exploratorium, which opened its doors to the public today in the Porsgrunn Harbor in Norway.<br><br> Incorporating Porsgrunn's industrial surroundings in its design, the new museum was built to become a contemporary landmark and bring more attention to the river, long considered as the town's "backside."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4dznkpb2dhfgze6.jpg" title=""><br><br> The new museum has already gained some recognition even before today's grand opening. Just last month, it received the Porsgrunn Municipality&rsquo;s building practice prize 2013 (&ldquo;Byggeskikkpris&rdquo;).</p> <p> Here's more info on the museum's design:<br><br> "The new museum will tell the story of the town&rsquo;s dock yard industry and its maritime history, which has employed thousands of people from the whole region. In addition, the attractive location of the museum right on the riverside opens up an important process for the city concerning the future extensive urban ren...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/83929796/shortlist-announced-for-norwegian-july-22-memorial-sites Shortlist announced for Norwegian July 22 Memorial Sites Justine Testado 2013-10-11T20:11:00-04:00 >2016-02-29T15:01:34-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tv/tv02uzcnjpa3pc1o.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tv/tv02uzcnjpa3pc1o.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tv/tv02uzcnjpa3pc1o.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tv/tv02uzcnjpa3pc1o.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Eight finalists were revealed for the international competition to design two memorial sites in the Norwegian Goverment Headquarters in Oslo as well as the island of Ut&oslash;ya. The public art memorial sites will commemorate the victims of the Oslo bombing and the Ut&oslash;ya massacre on July 22, 2011 &mdash; Norway's shocking day of terror when 77 people tragically lost their lives.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Below are the candidates who will advance to the second and final stage of the competition:</p><ul><li>Jonas Dahlberg (SE)</li><li>Jeremy Deller (UK)</li><li>Estudio SIC (ES)</li><li>Goks&oslash;yr &amp; Martens and Sn&oslash;hetta (NO)</li><li>Olav Christopher Jenssen and LPO arkitekter (NO)</li><li>Haugen/Zohar arkitekter (NO)</li><li>Paul Murdoch Architects (US)</li><li>NL&Eacute; &amp; Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi (NL/NG)</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/80528862/picasso-murals-debate-divides-norway Picasso murals debate divides Norway Archinect 2013-08-28T17:22:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:49:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6af478a66687917d9bed14c09a34de6e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6af478a66687917d9bed14c09a34de6e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6af478a66687917d9bed14c09a34de6e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6af478a66687917d9bed14c09a34de6e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The fate of five Picasso murals on buildings damaged in the Anders Breivik bombing in Oslo in 2011 has led to a heated debate in Norway. A panel of experts has recommended demolishing the buildings and removing the murals. But art experts say that as the murals were designed by Picasso for those specific buildings, they should remain where they are. The artworks were Picasso's first attempts at concrete murals.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/67381750/cathedral-of-the-northern-lights-inaugurated Cathedral of the Northern Lights inaugurated Alexander Walter 2013-02-11T15:18:00-05:00 >2013-05-21T18:09:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ej/ejk5yue0j7r9g2ki.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ej/ejk5yue0j7r9g2ki.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ej/ejk5yue0j7r9g2ki.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ej/ejk5yue0j7r9g2ki.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The new Cathedral of the Northern Lights, situated in the Norwegian town of Alta over 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, has just been inaugurated by the Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit. The 154-foot-high cathedral, designed by Link Arkitektur in collaboration with schmidt hammer lassen architects and Haldde Arkitekter Inc., is perceived as a symbol and an architectural landmark for the entire area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/65504677/inaba-completes-skylight INABA Completes Skylight Archinect 2013-01-14T19:32:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T04:10:27-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bdkwwttjwfizwx7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bdkwwttjwfizwx7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bdkwwttjwfizwx7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bdkwwttjwfizwx7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> INABA has completed <em>Skylight</em>, a permanent installation for KORO Public Art Norway. The 6.6 m (22 ft) diameter, 11.5 m (38 ft) long structure hangs from the foyer of the New Concert Hall in Stavanger, Norway. It is visible from the adjacent public plaza, and surrounding neighborhood and harbor, serving as a light beacon for the complex. Responding to the region&rsquo;s extreme atmospheric conditions, <em>Skylight</em> emits a range of pure color light patterns that contrast and complement the blended luminous tones of the dawn and twilight Nordic sky. Conceived of as an inverted chandelier, <em>Skylight</em>&rsquo;s light fixtures are mounted to face inward and illuminate the structure&rsquo;s interior surface. Its programmable LED system is animated to change in brightness and hue, and produce distinct patterns during arrival, theater calls, intermission, departure, and after hours.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4xfqquzyzx5r4xq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3bn4aqj6mrblpv4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Skylight</em> is based on a simple cylinder. Areas along the surface of the cylinder were removed to create views from the five-stor...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/58417988/3xn-completes-plassen-cultural-center-in-molde-norway 3XN Completes ‘Plassen’ Cultural Center in Molde, Norway Alexander Walter 2012-10-01T15:12:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:00:54-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f25gxceu58h7ehe8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f25gxceu58h7ehe8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f25gxceu58h7ehe8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f25gxceu58h7ehe8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The small city of Molde in Western Norway recently gained one more architectural attraction: the new cultural center, 'Plassen', designed by Danish 3XN.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/51487270/norwegian-architects-reach-out-to-the-needy Norwegian architects reach out to the needy Archinect 2012-06-15T12:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T17:43:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c435befea328f9fe6f8a3dd3ea773d35?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c435befea328f9fe6f8a3dd3ea773d35?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c435befea328f9fe6f8a3dd3ea773d35?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c435befea328f9fe6f8a3dd3ea773d35?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Energetic duo Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, partners of TYIN tegnestue Architects from Norway live by Finnish architect and writer Juhani Pallasmaa&rsquo;s saying, &ldquo;Architecture is about the understanding of the world and turning it into a more meaningful and humane place.&ldquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/47171986/3xn-s-the-arch-cultural-center-opens-in-mandal-norway 3XN’s ‘The Arch’ Cultural Center Opens in Mandal, Norway Alexander Walter 2012-05-03T13:53:00-04:00 >2012-05-03T15:41:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yg/ygzp7clzih5gi5lb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yg/ygzp7clzih5gi5lb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yg/ygzp7clzih5gi5lb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yg/ygzp7clzih5gi5lb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Arch, a new cultural center in the small southern Norwegian town Mandal has officially opened to the public this April. Designed by Danish practice 3XN, construction had commenced in December 2009 and was completed in December 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/41975194/skyscape-church-competition-entry-by-we-architecture Skyscape - Church Competition Entry by WE Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-03-19T13:54:00-04:00 >2012-03-22T18:29:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cekt5oodluty84iq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cekt5oodluty84iq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cekt5oodluty84iq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cekt5oodluty84iq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Copenhagen-based firm WE Architecture has shared with us their entry "Skyscape" to the open competition for a new church building in V&aring;ler, Norway.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/27119499/cobe-and-transform-start-construction-of-new-maritime-museum-and-science-center-in-norway COBE and TRANSFORM start construction of new Maritime Museum and Science Center in Norway Alexander Walter 2011-11-11T17:08:00-05:00 >2012-11-07T19:11:53-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vuzzp0h4xdcm4siz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vuzzp0h4xdcm4siz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vuzzp0h4xdcm4siz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vuzzp0h4xdcm4siz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Construction of the new Maritime Museum and Science Center started this week in Porsgrunn, Norway. The building, designed by Danish architecture offices COBE and TRANSFORM, conveys Norway&rsquo;s transformation from a seafaring nation to a modern society based on knowledge industry. The project is expected to be completed already in fall of 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/23531791/saivu-wins-sjunkhatten-national-park-competition-in-norway “SAIVU” Wins Sjunkhatten National Park Competition in Norway Alexander Walter 2011-10-11T13:26:29-04:00 >2011-10-11T13:29:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9i2wgvkl2k6cooq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9i2wgvkl2k6cooq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9i2wgvkl2k6cooq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9i2wgvkl2k6cooq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Oslo-based Eriksen Skajaa Architects recently won the competition for new gateways to the Sjunkhatten National Park in the northern part of Norway with their proposal called SAIVU. The proposal was a collaboration with Pushak and Bj&oslash;rbekk &amp; Lindheim Landscape Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>