HIGHLIGHT: REIULF RAMSTAD

HIGHLIGHT: REIULF RAMSTAD

Reiulf Ramstad, a Norwegian architect, received Dottore in Architettura from Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, Italy. He established Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) in 1995 in Oslo, Norway, in order to create an architectural practice that would turn conceptual research and practical knowledge into driving forces of sustainable design. RRA has earned a reputation for creating bold, simple and innovative architecture with a strong connection to the Scandinavian context and the impressive Scandinavian landscape in particular.

Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) is an independent Oslo-based architectural firm. The firm has a strong conceptual approach combined with experience from past accomplished projects. RRA’s designs range from private residential to large civic works, such as schools, restaurants, public transit stations, museums, and tourist routes. Using biomimetic and natural materials, the firm’s main goal is to create unique buildings derived from logical thinking and decision-making.

Selvika National Tourist Route, 2012

Located in the extreme north of Norway, in a landscape almost lunar in its barren and inhospitable beauty, the object of this project is quite simply to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. The general notion was to create a human detail amidst the vastness of the landscape that is as timeless as the landscape itself and that brings attention to the relationship between the duration of experiences and the hugeness of the spatial circumstance.

Fagerborg Kindergarten, 2012

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter designed a new kindergarten for Fagerborg Congregation in central Oslo. There were many cultural-heritage guidelines to be considered at the project site. The area is characterized by residential buildings erected between 1900 and 1950, while a requirement from the local authority was to give the kindergarten contemporary expression. With its location in the middle of a small city park, the kindergarten has an outdoor area that is protected like an enclosed garden.

Split View Mountain Lodge, 2013

This holiday home has a clear and clean-cut expression. The volume has a main wing, housing mainly bedrooms, which naturally adapts to the terrain and divides into two branches of living zones. The shift in program and use of different levels allow this part of the building to adapt to the slope of the site. With the same timber cladding on all of the outer walls and on the roof, the holiday home is unified in one structure.

Community Church Knarvik, 2014

The church of Knarvik holds an important position as cultural provider and conveyer of the Christian message and community at holidays and in everyday life. The church will provide a framework for safe surroundings and simultaneously be a platform for cultural development, arts, and music in the community. The church is carefully adapted to the terrain and dimensioned to respect and blend harmoniously into the landscape’s vegetation, topography, and spatial quality.

Norwegian Mountaineering Center, 2016

The Norwegian Mountaineering Center is anchored in an innovative interpretation of nature’s fantastic dimensions and the dramatic experience of mountaineering. The design of the building is based on its function as a mountaineering center and gathering place for both locals and visitors. This provides the structure with a characteristic volume communicating its contents with exciting and unique geometrical expression.

Mandal Slipway Housing Complex, 2016

The Mandal Slipway Housing Complex project is iconic with its unique roof forms and minimal window details, while at the same time evoking the character of the local surroundings, taking its inspiration from the unique character of Mandal: the encounter between timber construction and the open sea. The architecture is steeped in local vernacular building traditions, but with a new and modern interpretation.

Romsdal Folk Museum, 2016

The Romsdal museum complex has become an architectonic attraction and a treasured landmark which embodies a whole region’s history and identity. The intention is to let the structure signal its meaning and function through an architectural expression and the use of place-specific materials. The range of perspectives and activities has ensured a broad audience, with the museum already becoming a living centre for the exploration of the region’s history, contemporary culture, and even future.

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