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7 w ago
Architectural Skateboard Parks
The Oslo Skatehall is Custom-Built for the Extreme Sport
40 years ago, a building like the Oslo Skatehall would not only have been unimaginable in Norway, but it would have been illegal. On September 1st, 1978, Norway banned skateboarding federally in an...
15 w ago
Integrated Office Lunch Rooms
The Snøhetta Office Combines Its Lunchroom with Working Space
Snøhetta is the largest architecture firm in Scandinavia, and the flagship Snøhetta office uses a design that is meant to keenly incorporate the company’s philosophy into the everyday...
15 w ago
Vast Bicycle Hotels
The Lillestrom Bicycle Hotel Lets People Store Bicycles for Monthly Fees
The Lillestrom Bicycle Hotel is a resource that makes it easier for commuters to make use of a bicycle for first and last mile trips while still travelling on the rest of their public transport...
25 w ago
Youth Traffic Apps
The Norwegian Traffic Agent Safe Street Design App Utilizes Children's Input
This street design app helps create safer communities by getting input from children. Based in Oslo, this Traffic Agent app asks students to report on the state of the Norwegian city’s streets&#...
33 w ago
Soothingly Monotonous Streaming Series
The 'Slow TV' Series is Now Available on Netflix
The Norwegian television series called ‘Slow TV’ is antithetical to the majority of television programming available on major American networks. Rather than constantly striving for...
35 w ago
Lone Man Photography
These Gloomy Photographs Evoke a Sense of Sadness in the Viewer
The dismal atmosphere that photographer ‘Ole Marius Joergensen’ manages to capture in these gloomy photographs is truly a feat. This particular series by the famed photographer is...
48 w ago
Crescent Viking Museums
The AART Architects Conceptual Building Design Opts for a Curved Aesthetic
The AART Architects recently put together a concept proposal for the viking museum located in Oslo that features a contemporary crescent shape to the building’s exterior. From an aerial view,...
51 w ago
Bike-Friendly Office Buildings
The Oslo Solar Building is Designed for Bike Storage and Repairs
‘Oslo Solar’ is a new high-rise that will cater to the needs of cyclists and those who drive electric cars. With more consumers turning to eco-friendly forms of transport, there is a...
62 w ago
Vibrant Norwegian Homes
This Cozy Cabin Boasts a Vibrant Red Exterior
‘Vigsnæs AS Architects’ designed a beautiful hillside cabin that is easy to spot thanks to its vibrant red exterior. While a bold paint choice may not be for everyone, this home...
63 w ago
Top 100 Regional Trends of 2015
From Pride Parade Livestreams to Experiential Japanese Feasts
The top 2015 regional trends highlight a number of innovations that speak to shifting consumer values and expectations. Livestreamed online this year for the first time, Amsterdam’s Pride...
73 w ago
Responsive Robot Arms
This Robotic Tool Respects People and Objects in Its Surroundings
This robot arm can sense where people and objects are located in its surroundings, and responds accordingly. The SEAMLESS robot arm was developed by SINTEF, a research center in Oslo. SINTEF...
75 w ago
Twisted Nordic Museums
This Stunning Art Gallery Will Be Built Across a Norwegian River
The ‘Bjarke Ingels’ design firm recently unveiled plans to build a stunning art gallery in the heart of the Kistefos Sculpture Park. While art galleries are known for housing some of the...
79 w ago
11 Urban Beekeeping Designs
From Gentle Beekeeping Projects to Sleek Urban Beehives
With the ever-diminishing number of bees worldwide, there has been an increase in urban beehives and a focus on beekeeping in cities where the insects normally suffer the most on their journeys....
81 w ago
Home Office Cottages
This Unconventional Workplace Provides a Wonderful View of Nature
This modern home office resembles more of a cozy cottage than a busy workplace. The cottage’s homeowner wanted a home office in his backyard to overlook the rural vistas of Oslo, Norway. As a...
82 w ago
Air Quality-Monitoring Sculptures
These Fabricated Objects Help to Measure Atmospheric Conditions
Stian Korntved Ruud and Jørgen Platou Willumsen designed a set of decorative sculptures that help to measure atmospheric conditions. While there are many high-tech devices that track urban air...
89 w ago
Insect-Infused Pop-Up Eateries
Rentokil's Traveling 'Pestaurant' Celebrates the Brand's 80 Years
Pest control brand Rentokil recently celebrated 80 years of business with a clever insect-themed pop-up eatery. The ‘pestaurant’ took place on June 3, also known as Global Pestaurant Day,...
90 w ago
Unique Cascading Saunas
The Bands is a Spa Experience Designed by a Group of Design Students
The Bands is not to be confused with anything musically-inspired. Instead, it refers to a unique sauna experience designed by Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Located by the...
91 w ago
Quaint Hybrid Cafes
Supreme Roastworks is a Hybrid Retail Concept Located in Oslo
Located in Oslo, Supreme Roastworks is a hybrid retail concept that fuses coffee, beer, wine and vinyl. One of many dual-purpose retail concepts that have emerged as of late, Supreme Roastworks is a...
19 w ago
Landscape Beer Art
Each of These Beer Labels are Individually Marked
The way this landscape beer labeling is portrayed ensures that those who drink it feel as though it has been personalized for them. The beer comes from the ‘Ruselokka Microbrewery’ in...
26 w ago
Economy-Disrupting App Concepts
The Panda App is a Conceptual Project to Upset the Sharing Economy
Though fictional, the Panda app is part of a conceptual project by architecture firm OMA and creative agency Bengler being presented at the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016. The theoretical Panda...
42 w ago
Cartoon Lifestyle Bread Packaging
The Solrug Healthy Bread is Packed with Protein and Fiber
The Solrug healthy bread packaging is emblazoned with a series of active cartoon characters to help create a sense of whimsy and universality when it comes to the product within. The Finnish...
56 w ago
Family-Owned Norwegian Distilleries
Balholm Handverkcider is a Norwegian Brewery and Cider Maker
Balholm Handverkcider is a family-owned brewery and cider maker located in Oslo, Norway. The family’s brew facilities are attached to their orchards, which are located in the gorgeous...
60 w ago
The Megakopter Superdrone is Capable Of Lifting 134 Pounds of Weight
The Megakopter is a gargantuan and heavy-lifting superdrone that is capable of lifting up weights of 134.5 pounds of weight, allowing it to claim the Guinness World Record for the feat. Conceived,...
81 w ago
Nectar-Rich Bee Highways
Oslo Planted Bee-Friendly Flowers to Support the Dwindling Bee Population
The city of Oslo, Norway is doing its part in sustaining the struggling bee population by creating a cross-city floral pathway for bees to safely travel along. “Insect hotels” line the...
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