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Project • By BoysPlayNicePrivate Houses

House Behind the Wall

It all started with our clients’ purchase of a house over a hundred years old. The traditional building with a gable roof was at its end. Its stone basement was still in a good condition so we decided to take down the rest of the house and use... More

Project • By BIG - Bjarke Ingels GroupMuseums

The Danish Maritime Museum

Collaboration:BIG with Kossmann.dejong, Rambøll, Freddy Madsen andKiBiSi The new Danish Maritime Museum is a subterranean museum built around a dry dock adjacent to Kronborg Castle of Hamlet fame. For a century the site was a shipyard bustling wi... More

Project • By Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor ASIndividual Buildings

River Sauna

The river sauna is placed close to a beautiful river with a panomramic view of the distant mountains. It is built close to the Juvet Landscape Hotel and is used by the hotel guests. The saunas have one glass wall opening up towards the view. The buil... More

Project • By Rintala Eggertsson ArchitectsBridges


The bridge is located just north of the town Sand in the municipality of Suldal on the west coast of Norway. It is the result of extensive design process which started in 2008 after a design workshop together with Czech architect Ivan Kroupa where t... More

Project • By DIALOGPrivate Houses

Southlands Residence

A neglected inner city bungalow is completely transformed into an urban oasis through the discovery of a hidden creek. Fresh Water The Southlands Residence nestles into a mature, heavily vegetated corner site in Vancouver’s historical Dunbar-Sout... More

Project • By Schmidt Hammer Lassen architectsCathedrals

Cathedral of the Northern Lights in Alta, Norway

The Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit, has just inaugurated the Cathedral of the Northern Lights situated in the Norwegian town of Alta approximately 500 km north of the Arctic Circle. Even before the inauguration, the 47-metre-high cathedral, de... More

Project • By Patkau ArchitectsHousing

Winnipeg Skating Shelters

Winnipeg is a city of 600,000 residents located on the Canadian prairie. It is the coldest city of its size outside of Siberia. Winter can last six months. So learning to celebrate winter - learning to take advantage of the opportunities that winter... More

Project • By Patkau ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Linear House

A sixteen acre farm located on Salt Spring Island, an island in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, the site of this house is bisected from east to west by a long row of mature Douglas fir trees. There... More

Project • By Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterIndividual Buildings

National tourist route Trollstigen

Located on Norway’s west coast, Trollstigen is perched within a dramatic pass between the deep fjords that characterize the region. This panoramic site can only be visited and constructed in summer, due to severe winter weather. Despite—or perhaps be... More

Project • By TYIN TegnestueBoathouses

Naust paa Aure

The boathouse is a cultural and historical hallmark of Norways coastal regions, where fishing used to be the primary profession. They have traditionally been used for storing boats and fishing gear, but today many of them are being converted for recr... More

Project • By Rintala Eggertsson ArchitectsParks/Gardens


SELJORD WORKSHOP During 25.9.-3.10.2009 the students of NABA, Politecnico di Milano and Fredrikstad Scenography School designed and constructed three structures around the lake Seljord in Telemark county South Norway. The structures had three main... More

Project • By Henning LarsenHousing

strand summer house

The summerhouse is built with the purpose of providing artists with time to work in simple, tranquil and beautiful scenery. The house features one large room of 100 m². From a centrally placed core, including two fireplaces, bathroom and a kitchen... More

Project • By Taylor Smyth ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Sunset Cabin

Nestled into a slope on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe, this one room sleeping cabin is a simple but sophisticated Canadian bunkie, evoking the “primitive hut” of branches constructed in the wilderness. The clients desired a private retreat fro... More

Project • By Architect SAR/MSAWellness Centres

Hölick Sea Resort

Until today Hölick Sea Resort, located in a pine forest on the coast north of the Swedish city Hudiksvall, has been a traditional camping site. We wish to increase the quality of living and add new values to the former camping and have used the metap... More

Project • By Kjellgren Kaminsky ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Villa Atrium

We have produced Sweden’s first series of passive houses designed as type houses, with the intention to make this sustainable building technique available for all. Villa Nyberg is the first one to get built and the house has been customized for the N... More