Selvika National Tourist Route by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter; photo courtesy of the architects
Overlooking the Arctic Ocean and surrounded by the spectacular, coastal scenery of Havøysund, north Norway, this winding concrete structure has been developed by Oslo-based practice Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. One of the 18 National Tourist Routes in Norway, it was realised ‘to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place.’ The striking, serpentine path has been officially inaugurated less than a month ago, on 22 June. (more…)
Leimondo Nursery School in Nagahama, Japan by Archivision Hirotani Studio; photo by Kurumata Tamotsu
A number of recently completed kindergarten projects have proved that designing user-centred environments for the more diminutive among us shouldn’t be at odds with creating highly expressive structures. Architonic takes a look at a selection of nursery schools with a grown-up ambition.
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'K5' apartments by Reiuld Ramstad Arkitekter, photo by Reiulf Ramstad Architekter and Thomas Bjørnflaten
The Oslo based Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter realised this apartment complex in Grünerløkka, a borough of the Norwegian capital which used to be a typical working class area in the 19th century and is today one of Oslo’s hippest quarters. The block of the ‘K5’ building is a rare remaining example of the intimate blend of housing and small scale industry and the new structure is designed with special appreciation of this environment.
The National Tourist Route Trollstigen / Norway
Tourist routes through Norway’s dramatic countryside are very popular. In the last couple of years some impressive architectural projects along these routes – view points, platforms and rest areas, commissioned by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration – received a lot of attention. The investment in the development of 18 road sections into tourist routes passing through the unique Norwegian natural landscape, shall contribute to strengthening trade and industry as well as settlement, particularly in the outer regions of Norway. The various enhancement sites have been designed by a series of Norwegian and international architects, landscape architects and designers. One beautiful example is the Tourist Route Trollstigen designed by the Norwegian Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.
The National Tourist Route Trollstigen by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Here is what the architects say:
The project will enhance the experience of the Trollstigen plateau’s location and nature. Thoughtfulness regarding features and materials will underscore the site’s temper and character, and well-adapted, functional facilities will augment the visitor’s experience. The architecture is to be characterised by clear and precise transitions between planned zones and the natural landscape. Through the notion of water as a dynamic element –from snow, to running and then falling water- and rock as a static element, the project creates a series of prepositional relations that describe and magnify the unique spatiality of the site.
The National Tourist Route Trollstigen
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