Oslo articles


Kvistad uses colour to sculpt Bakken & Bæck HQ by spatial function

OSLO, Norway – Walls, ceiling, floor and furniture immersed in spatially dependent hues: someone at Bakken & Bæck obviously believes in colour psychology.


Nordic flies its sustainability flag at Oslo Airport

OSLO – Sustainability sets the scene for a wellness-oriented expansion at Oslo Airport, courtesy of local firm Nordic. 


Snøhetta customizes a complete package for Faust

OSLO – Bespoke for bespoke: Snøhetta takes on a tiny space – and the entire visual identity – for the Faust brand of handcrafted shoes.

The new Aesop store in Singapore recalls the area's past as a nutmeg plantation.

Snøhetta x Aesop shops look under the skin for inspiration

SINGAPORE / DÜSSELDORF / OSLO – Renowned Oslo firm Snøhetta designs three new boutiques in Singapore, Germany and Norway for an Australian luxury skincare company.

YME’s shopfront features an intricately crafted frieze.

YME by Snøhetta

Snøhetta’s YME store in Oslo mimics an ancient Norse creation myth.

Durr has been created by the Oslo-based designers at Skrekkøgle.

Durr by Skrekkøgle

When is a watch not a watch? When it’s a ‘watch-thing’ called Durr, out now in the beta version from the designers at Skrekkøgle.

Note Studio became inspired by a photographic series documenting the landscape of the Californian Mojave desert.

Finefood by Note Studio

Inspired by photographs of the misty and widespread landscape of California’s Death Valley, Note Studio relied on their Scandinavian designer DNA for their overhaul of the local Fine Food deli.

Photograph of performance by Anja Carr, 2010, image courtesy of the artist and NO WAY

Anja Carr at The Agency Gallery

Known as one of the most promising performance artists in Oslo, where she is currently based, Anja Carr will be showing her work as part of a two-artist exhibition at The Agency Gallery in Surrey …

Space Group repurposed an Oslo industrial space as a creative hub for production companies. Photo by Vegard Kleven.

Signal Mediahus by Space Group

On the Akerselva River in Oslo, Space Group has repurposed an industrial building into a hub for film production and media companies.

Dodo (container) by Petter Skogstad, part of the Food Work collection for Design Tide Tokyo 2012. Photo: Christian Nerdrum.

Food Work at Design Tide Tokyo

For last month’s Design Tide Tokyo, eight independent Norwegian designers paired up to create original kitchen wares that would be equally at home in Oslo or Tokyo.

An inverted pitch creates two double-height spaces housing a painter's studio and storage for collectables.

Meier Road Barn Studio by SFOSL

SEBASTOPOL – An ambitious couple living on a vineyard in Sebastopol, California, have completed yet another piece of their ongoing master plan, a project that took place only 100 m from the 1930s …

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.