RRAs Mandal Slipway offers a contemporary twist on the local Norwegian vernacular

March 15, 2018 by  
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This striking timber housing development breathes new life into the former industrial area of Mandal at Norway’s southern tip. After five years of development, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter recently completed the Mandal Slipway Housing Complex, a residential project that combines contemporary timber construction with local vernacular building traditions. Located at the junction where the river meets the sea, the apartments are optimized for seaside views. Ample access to sunlight , views, and the outdoors drove the design decisions behind the Mandal Slipway Housing Complex. The project comprises four residential buildings organized around a common outdoor area. The zigzagging roofs that top the buildings echo the gabled profiles of the surrounding buildings. Related: Norwegian Mountaineering Centre mimics a dramatic snow-covered mountain “Great emphasis has been placed on the relationship between the outdoor spaces and the shared building functions,” wrote the architects. “All the apartment layouts are highly effective and well organized, placing great emphasis on the provision of daylight, open views and good flow between the indoor and outdoor facilities.” All external components, from the doors and window frames to the roof drainage pipes, are visually minimized to create a clean and minimalist appearance. + Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Images via Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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Pinecone-shaped apartment building unveiled for former military camp in Norway

December 18, 2017 by  
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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter just unveiled a striking apartment complex for the town of Ski, Norway. The 4,000-square-meter residences will take on a sculptural, pinecone-like shape with high-end apartment units in the green new neighborhood in Ski Vest. Set on the site of a former military camp, the building derives design inspiration from the historic site context. Commissioned by Solon Eiendom , the Ski Vest tower will offer 50 apartments when complete. In addition to its former military camp settings, the new-build will be slotted into a historical landscape surrounded by with buildings dating back to the late 19th century. “Through the conscious use of qualitative and location-oriented architecture , the project will reinforce and develop the inherent identity of the site,” wrote the architects. Related: Norwegian Mountaineering Centre mimics a dramatic snow-covered mountain The residential building eschews a boxy form in favor of a pinecone -like shape that tapers towards the top. The 50 apartments will feature large openings, tall ceilings, and sheltered terraces that provide both privacy and sweeping views. Linear copper terraces with beautiful perforated walls will wrap around the building. + Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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Contemporary Stave Church Rises like a Pointy Wooden Crown in Norway

December 2, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Contemporary Stave Church Rises like a Pointy Wooden Crown in Norway Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: community church , Community Church Knarvik , contemporary church , Hordaland , modern church , norway , pine , pine church , pre-weathered pine , Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter , stave church , wood-clad church , wooden architecture , wooden church

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