This Friday, Snøhetta will be speaking about how evidence-based design can be integrated in healthcare projects at the ARCH19 Conference at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The lecture will focus on the thinking behind the Outdoor Care Retreats – the Snøhetta designed secluded wooden shelters that are located in proximity to Norwegian hospitals. The cabins offer visitors a physical and psychological respite from stringent treatment regiments and the isolation that often follows long-term hospitalization, and the project was awarded @archmarathon “Care & Hospital design” prize earlier this year. The lecture will be held together with Child Psychologist Maren Østvold Lindheim at the Oslo University Hospital and the Friluftssykehuset Foundation. @ntnu@archmarathon_awards 📷 @ivarkvaal
Over the last seven years, we’ve partnered with New Heights Middle School (NHMS) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY as part of the @pencilorg School Partnership Program. From stop-motion animations to walking maps of their neighborhood, each year we create a unique curriculum for students to build their own interactive projects. This semester, our scholars have been hard at work designing, modeling, and building their own full-scale pieces of furniture that were finally installed on site back in school – scroll through to check it out! Last month, we were honored to have been the recipient of an award from NHMS for our contribution to their community. Thank you, @newheightsms, and our wonderful partners at @pencilorg for bringing us together every year. Scroll through for photos from this year’s workshops. For more on our collaboration with NHMS and PENCIL, watch the full video via 🔗in bio, and read more on our collaboration at Snohetta.com/news. 📹: @pencilorg
Snøhetta’s first exhibition in Munich, Germany, titled “Snøhetta Shaping – Interaction,” is on display until July 6th at the Architekturgalerie München in Germany. Conceived in two parts, the exhibition offers an intimate investigation of our design process through three recent works for @swarovski, paired with a cinematic presentation of Snøhetta’s work worldwide that gives a broader view of how our projects are lived in today. Through a diverse selection of material – including sketches, models, films, and imagery – the exhibition explores how we work across international projects while at the same time paying great attention to the local, cultural and geographical contexts. The exhibition design underscores this adaption with custom-built wooden floors and walls that create a continuous, uninterrupted surface. In this way, the exhibition design integrates the models on display and offers a novel spatial experience for the visitors. Make sure to visit if you’re in Munich! @architekturgalerie_munich 📷 @boris_storz_fotograf
Snøhetta has designed a new visual identity and website for the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir. The visual identity is designed as a dynamic circle system that replicates the frequencies of the sound waves performed by the choir. By interpreting the choir’s tonality visually in real-time, the choir’s identity is communicated in a new and innovative way. The duality of being a soloist within a choir, and being a choir of soloists is reflected in the use of circles, each representing the individual soloist. The visual expression of each concert is reflected through the color palette, which is adapted to fit the nature of each performance. The circles can be combined in countless ways; singles, threes, full choir – to portray each individual performance and its expression through a bold visual universe. Visit the website at solistkoret.no. @solistkoret
If you’re in Munich, join us tomorrow, June 5, for a lecture from Founding Partner Craig Dykers in the context of our current exhibition at the Munich Architecture Gallery in the Bunker at Blumenstraße 22. Craig will speak on a history of Snøhetta and the studio’s current work worldwide, followed by a discussion with Director Jette Cathrin Hopp and Partner Patrick Lüth. Taking stock of our studio in its 30th year, we will also be celebrating our most recent book, “Snøhetta: Collective Intuition,” published earlier this year with Phaidon. Petter Ølberg, Norwegian ambassador to Germany, will welcome the audience. We hope you can join us for the dialogue and anniversary celebration. More event details available via Snohetta.com/news. Pictured here: The Alexandria Library, the project that started it all; and our most recent monograph. 📸: James Willis and @michaelgrimmphoto#ArchitekturgalerieMünchen #CollectiveIntuition
This week marks the one-year anniversary since we launched the cutlery for restaurant Barr in Copenhagen during @3daysofdesign. Since then, the cutlery has won a Red Dot Design award, and the restaurant, for which we also did the interior and graphic design, was recently named the best new restaurant in Europe by @oadtop100. The bespoke cutlery has a stonewashed surface which gives it an approachable, sturdy feel, adding contrast and novelty to the typical fine dining experience. When treating the surface of the material in this way, the steel color naturally transitions into a darker gray tone. This contributes to a unique expression, which is in line with Barr’s food philosophy; an ideology where every ingredient and its processing is carefully selected to create new and original dining experiences. The cutlery is available for sale via www.tablenoir.com @barrcph@reddotaward_productdesign Video by @tablenoir#tablenoir
There's still a few seats left for tomorrow's lecture in Paris! Tomorrow, Snøhetta Founder Kjetil Trædal Thorsen will be speaking about "Collective Intuition" at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Malaquais in Paris. The lecture starts at 6:30 PM.
The term "Collective Intuition" refers to one of Snøhetta's working philosophies, and it is also the name of the newly published Snøhetta monograph (Phaidon Press).
Signup required. For more information about the lecture and how to sign up, see https://paris-malaquais.archi.fr/
Holzweiler’s digital retail channel, holzweiler.no, is the brand’s primary platform for its global audience and the main brand platform internationally. The website has been redesigned to create a seamless integration of the @holzweiler brand stores and its digital retail channel. The website design allows customers to explore the brand universe while at the same time making it easier to shop the clothing that is displayed throughout its content stories and physical stores. The website is based on the same conceptual design thinking as the showroom and flagship store. A visible and flexible grid that mimics the pattern of the iconic Holzweiler scarves exposes the underlying construction of the site and gives the site an almost industrial expression. The site is built as a modular solution in which the visibility of the “seam” highlights the site’s flexible design layout and allows the site to be easily altered to accommodate for new needs and ever-changing collections. The new design allows flexibility to adapt key color palettes reflecting the shifting collections and seasons, and to build thorough stories and content around each garment. The site also promotes the creative use of video instead of images, making the site more alive and dynamic. Following its redesign, the website has become a tool that enables the team to adapt to differing needs while maintaining a strong brand identity.
The first @holzweiler flagship store in Prinsens Gate in Oslo embeds the concept behind the design of the showroom, yet is adapted to be a more clear-cut retail space. Upon entering the store, guests are welcomed by an unconventional, curved passage made of paper that lends a serene ambience to the store. The entrance resets the visitor’s mind and allows them to enter the space at the heart of the store. Visitors are then greeted by a room covered with 3,000 handmade, ragged, mustard-colored tiles that create a warm and vibrant backdrop for the displayed garments. The store’s custom-made furniture picks up on the materiality from the showroom with its organic shapes and use of warm oak, adding a contrast to the finely polished concrete floor. The point of sale is a brushed, stainless steel cabinet placed alongside the wall. The look and placement change the dynamic of how customers interact with the staff, and allows for a more natural interaction, placing the personnel next to the customer instead of hidden behind a counter. 📷 @callehuth
At Lysaker Brygge, a beautiful harbor and business area just outside Oslo, we have created a new home for @holzweiler. The brand’s new headquarter has been designed as a multifunctional space, accommodating both a showroom and a design studio, as well as offices in which the broader Holzweiler team can work. The renovation has transformed an open location in front of the Oslo fjord into a welcoming and flexible space that facilitates showcasing of Holzweiler’s fashion items and adapts to the brand’s ever-changing needs across seasons and collections. In the showroom, beige felt curtains can be pulled along a grid in the ceiling to create both larger and more intimate rooms, rooms to work in and rooms for meetings and discussions. In this way, the curtains provide temporary and ever-evolving backdrops to the collections. In the design studio, a flexible storage system has been developed with walls made of mirrors and idea boards where the designers put up suggestions for new garments and exchange sketches and ideas. In this way, the space is promoting both analogue and digital craft and collaborations. Like a modern-day factory, with its warm yet at the same time industrial feel, the showroom creates an environment where ideas can be shared and tested and where creativity and collaboration can thrive. 📷 @callehuth
We have designed the new flagship store, showroom and digital retail channel for Norwegian fashion brand Holzweiler, aspiring to take the brand to new heights and expand their audiences. The project is a result of an ongoing collaboration that started out with the design of conceptual furniture for the Holzweiler showroom during Paris Fashion Week in 2018. The concept for the development of the showroom, flagship store and digital retail channel was “interwoven”, referencing the handcraft behind the brand’s iconic scarves and other garments. It also works as a metaphor for the seamless, intertwined brand experience created through the three new spaces. Moreover, the term represents the intertwined nature of the collaborating disciplines employed in the project, from interior architecture and furniture design, to fashion, graphic design and web design. Together, the three projects form a holistic effort aiming to create a seamless retail experience for Holzweiler’s global customers in both the digital and the analogue sphere. The interwoven Holzweiler universe can be explored through the showroom at Lysaker, the flagship store in Prinsens Gate in Oslo and on holzweiler.no. @holzweiler 📷 @callehuth
On Saturday, May 11, Founding Partner Craig Dykers was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in recognition of his achievements and impact on the university. Chancellor Randy Woodson conferred honorary degrees on Dykers and Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM on Commencement day. Congratulations, @craigdykers, and to all 6125 degree recipients!
NCSU is home to our first built library in the U.S., the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Opened in 2013, the building set a new benchmark for technologically-sophisticated collaborative learning spaces. In the six years since its opening, we’ve loved seeing the current students engage with the space in new and surprising ways through the #myhuntlibrary. Read more about it on our website! #NCState19