The Monastery

The Monastery

Architect
Eriksen Skajaa Architects

Aril Skajaa

Joakim Skajaa
Location
Oslo, Norway
Project Year
2011
Category
Offices

The Monastery

Eriksen Skajaa Architects as Architects

The user-experience consultancy firm Netlife Research commissioned Eriksen Skajaa Architects to rethink their offices to create new spaces for reflection and creativity. When faced with the challenge of how to create three spaces for silence and the occasional phone call the architects proposed a Monastery with a monastery garden. The room partitioning is based on the remains of existing brick walls, while the outer walls are white pigmented birch veneer that form an enclosed box. Some of the niches are places to put the plants of the monastery garden, while others are windows with a window sill to maintain visual contact with the office outside. One of the niches outside is even just a bench to sit and read or relax.

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