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The winning Katus pre-fab house designs for Estonia and Norway

Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Estonian online architecture marketplace Katus recently announced the winning designs for their modern pre-fab house competition. Organized by Katus in colloboration with prefab house builders Nurban and Kodumaja, participants had to design high-quality --  yet low-cost -- contemporary housing concepts for building with wood. The competition sites…

Snøhetta chosen to design Norway’s new colorful banknotes

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Norway's central bank, the Norges Bank, will be rolling out some fresh Norwegian banknotes, artistically designed by Snøhetta and graphic design firm The Metric System with Terje Tønnessen. The winners went up against six other designers in an invited competition by Norges Bank, who revealed…

SALT festival celebrates arctic architecture in Sandhornøy, Norway

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014
Taking place on the island of Sandhornøy 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 Mogård-Larsen, SALT celebrates the rarely traversed arctic…

Mid-century Norwegian design pieces make their way to New York’s Openhouse Gallery in Soho

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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 from 6-9 p.m. Highlighting Norway's contribution to mid-century Scandinavian design, the selling exhibition will showcase over 500…

Wingårdhs wins Statoil competition in Norway, beats Snøhetta, OMA and Norman Foster

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014
"E = mc²" by Swedish firm Wingårdhs was the winning solution in an invited competition to redesign the Forus West building of major energy company Statoil in Sandnes, Norway. From 48 applications worldwide, the teams invited to compete consisted mostly of Norwegian names and…

Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to design July 22 Memorial sites in Norway

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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…

Transborder Studio gets a solid start with Bodø City Hall proposal

Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Transborder Studio is off to a good start as a new office, which was founded by Espen Røyseland and Øystein Rø of Oslo-based Gallery 0047 just last summer. For one of their first projects, Transborder Studio collaborated with Transsolar Klimaengineering and Stokke Austad in…

Arkitektgruppen Cubus’ 1st-place entry of the Mo i Rana Waterfront competition

Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014
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…

Office Jarrik Ouburg + laura alvarez architecture wins second-prize for Ås in Europan Norway

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013
Architects Jarrik Ouburg of Office Jarrik Ouburg and Laura Alvarez from laura alvarez architecture 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…

Shortlist announced for Norwegian July 22 Memorial Sites

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013
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 Utøya. The public art memorial sites will commemorate the victims of the Oslo bombing and the Utøya massacre on

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