Architecture is not simply a question of techniques and solutions. It is also about courage. And love. The courage is about challenging boundaries and creates solutions that best brings forth the essence of the task. The love is love and dedication to the profession and the ability to turn reality upside‐down in order to extract and build the best solutions.
At mmw, we try to follow our own course, and we have been less concerned with creating solutions that fit into established surroundings. The reason for this is simple: mmw should always be an office who creates new architecture – anywhere – anytime – for anyone. We will never restrict ourselves, but remain a practice where our clients can expect and demand new and exciting solutions. At the same time we are, and will aim to remain, a practice that our clients and collaborators can trust – a practice that delivers solid solutions which can be realized within the agreed budgets and time schedules.
mmw architects mnal was founded by Magne Magler Wiggen in the fall of 1997. The first project the office did was Fhiltex – a mobile home made from two steel containers. This project put the office on the map in earnest, nationally and internationally. Since then we have made our mark with new and innovative solutions that challenge the conventions of building. The Time Machine, Caravantex, Villa Bakke, Kilden Cinema, Bølgen & Moi restaurant, Inferno and Saboteur are examples of this.
The practice has also been recognized through lectures at various institutions such as Architectural Association Of London, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU Trondheim), Bergen school of architecture (BAS) and The Foundation for Design and Architecture (Norsk Form) in Norway.