Articles on Norway

Elgtarn Tower by Ram Arkitektur. Photos Sam Hughes

Beds cantilever into the wild in Ram Arkitektur's log tower

ESPEDALEN – The tower provides accommodation in its most basic form, stripping back to the bare bones of hospitality with neither running water nor electricity.

Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær by TYIN Tegnestue and Rintala Eggertsson Architects. Photos Pasi Aalto

TYIN Tegnestue and Rintala Eggertsson Architects build upon the wild

FLEINVAER – Tucked away quietly in the northern-most parts of Norway, an intriguing composition of buildings sits gently atop the awe-inspiring nature of Fleinvaer island.

Lillehammer Art Museum by Snøhetta. Photos Mark Syke

If there's too much art, Snøhetta will add more space

LILLEHAMMER – A museum in a small Norwegian town keeps outgrowing its home. For the second time in its 52-year existence, the Lillehammer Art Museum has been extended.

The carpet is not be styled, but comes forth as a serene and plain construction. Photo Jiri Havran

A concrete flying carpet provides for a sky-high Norwegian outlook

GULARFJELL – Code has created a massive concrete viewing platform at the west coast of Norway.

Small, prefabricated units are arranged in the form of a campsite to allow a similar social flexibility. Photo Marius Dalseg

Koko Architects designs a place to interact for Norwegian hikers in an awe-inspiring setting

SODDATJØRN – A cluster of tents forms the social basis for a community of cabins on a Norwegian hiking trail.

In dialogue with nature on the outside, blending into nature from the inside.

Photographer Steve King shows aerial views of Manshausen's arctic architecture

MANSHAUSEN – A visual follow-up on Snorre Stinessen's Sea Cabins which we published in Mark #62situated on a blissful and privately owned Norwegian island.

What looks like weathering steel is film-facing plywood.

Gisle Nataas creates and solves his own problems

NESODDEN – When confronted with one problem, Norwegian firm Nataas [arkitektur] decided to solve four.

The architectural installations reference the area’s vernacular building traditions and way of life.

SALT Architectural Installations by Rintala Eggertsson

SANDHORNØYA – Humble wooden structures form the backbone of a travelling art festival that will make its way across the Arctic.

The project was carefully-designed to support a wide range of applications and functions.

Hustadvika Tools by Rever & Drage Architects

HUSTADVIKA – Hustadvika Tools suits the client's needs for a shelter to withstand severe rain and wind, a simple toolshed and a place to occasionally spend a night or two.

The Northern Lights illuminate the cathedral in Alta, Norway.

Cathedral of the Northern Lights

ALTA – The Cathedral of the Northern Lights, a spiralling structure perched in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, was officially unveiled earlier this month.

A design for an opera house in South Korea emphasizes a feeling of public space along the city’s port.

Snøhetta Wins Busan Opera House Bid

BUSAN – Norwegian design firm Snøhetta has won a competition to realize an opera house inspired by the dramatic coastal landscape of a South Korean port city.

The structure is made of Kebony, an alternative to tropical hardwood.

Kebony Boat House by TreStykker Students

OSLO – Students from three Norwegian architecture schools have joined forces to design an eco-chic boathouse in Oslo’s central harbourfront.