The volume in the Nordic Architects series of publications that Arvinius+Orfeus is dedicating to Nordic architecture uses examples of Scandinavian architects to explore one of the key aspects of contemporary architecture - the global impact of urbanisation.
Like many other buildings by RRA Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre in Åndalsnes thoughtfully reflects the landscape around it. The Norwegian Mountaineering Centre pays homage to its surroundings and becomes a major landmark for the city of Åndalsnes.
At the end of a competitive tender process by invitation announced in 2010 Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA) was successful in winning the project for the Kimen Stjørdal Cultural Centre, in the heart of Norway. RRA designed a technological container of concrete, steel and glass with a roof inspired by the local traditional houses which have double-pitched roofs.
In 2014 Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA) of Oslo completed the Community Church in Knarvik. RRA’s project for the Community Church in Knarvik, which won a competition in 2010, interprets the traditional Norwegian church in a new way, creating a new landmark for the community.
The holiday home in Havsdalen, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter of Oslo uses the symbolic shape of the gable as a distinguishing sign. The timber used in the structure and in the wall and floor coverings puts the home squarely in line with the local architectural tradition. The gradient in the land aids rational subdivision of the interiors, offering the inhabitants plenty of opportunities to fully appreciate the views of the landscape.
RRA’s recently completed plans for a lookout over the fjords of Trollstigen is a work in which both materials and composition are inspired entirely by landscape. Cor-ten steel changes colour with the action of time, camouflaging the construction and demonstrating that being sustainable does not just mean consuming less energy: it means reducing visual impact on the environment.
The residential building in Oslo’s Korsgata Street is a contemporary interpretation of the fabric of this city made up of 19th century homes and small-scale industries. The greenery and buildings around enter the homes through their large windows, especially in the boxes on the top floor, where the Norwegian architects of RRA have created true chimneys of light.
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