Plus House Larvik was today announced the winner of WAN Sustainable Buildings 2015 Award. By optimizing architectural qualities and technological solutions, the extraordinary family house serves both the living and energy needs of a family house, in addition to generating enough energy surpluses to power an electric car year-round.
The house is the result of a collaboration between the architecture and design firm Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research body SINTEF, Zero Emission Building (ZEB) partner Brødrene Dahl, and Optimera.
“We believe that the focus on sustainability and innovation in architecture is of great importance, and we are honored by the chance to bring focus to this in our industry through our work. We believe architecture has an important role in solving the immediate challenge of energy consumption and production. We can actually reduce the CO2 footprint.” Snøhetta
Edvard Munch High School opens today in the newly refurbished building from 1903, once housing Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Snøhetta has developed the visual identity, signage system, exterior signage, and communication towards potential future students.
The design is based on the concept of perspectives; the ability to view things from multiple angles. By challenging the two-dimensional format of print, the design encourages you to interact by requiring you to physically move to read the message communicated; to see it from multiple perspectives.
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The research project and annual report created by Snøhetta for Zumtobel Group AG in 2014, Living the Nordic Light, is these days to be found in exhibition form at Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin.
Together with artists, writers, and research institutions, Snøhetta investigated the relationship between natural light, people, and habitat in the norther region of Norway. The exhibition offers insight into the research through real-time observations, essays, and photographs. Amongst the main elements one will find four close-up portraits by Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø of four centenarians interviewed for the project. Further, the exhibition explores the topic of light in three selected architecture projects, the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion, Lofoten Opera Hotel, and the Bjellandsbu Cabin.
Location: Aedes am Pfefferberg, Christinenstr. 18-19, Berlin
Duration: 8 August – 1 October 2015
Opening Hours: Tue–Fri 11 am-6:30 pm, Sat–Sun 1-5 pm
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The Virgolo/Virgl mountain in Bolzano, Italy has been practically inaccessible to visitors for almost forty years, following the close of the city’s historic funicular in 1976. This is about to change - The SIGNA Group hosted an international design competition for a new cable car transit system, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of the surrounding landscape and city below with only a minute ride on a cable car. Snøhetta was awarded first prize in the competition and the commission.