We design and build significant buildings as well as cities; we always try to find the uniqueness of each project and seek opportunities to add a new identity and value to the projects. This happens, for example, on the border between nature and climate, complex urban or antiquarian issues, as well as in the interaction with our clients.
In addition to having designed many distinctive detached houses and holiday homes for private individuals, the office has built up solid expertise in larger residential buildings with apartments and commercial premises. Wesselkvartalet and Heggedal Torg in Asker are complex and identity-creating projects with a high focus on variety as well as efficiency. In addition, the office has been involved in developing quarters at Sørenga in Oslo, and one of our other projects in Heggedal, Hjørnebygget, was recently highlighted as a good example of a modern housing project in Kommunal- and moderniseringsdepartementets report: "Book quality and high density - How do we combine the two?"
Furthermore, from the first sketches of Heggedal we have focused on creating a clear and dense square within the city with distinctive buildings inspired by the place's industrial history, with well-defined urban spaces surrounded by good and complementary urban architecture - which also creates a natural transition to the surrounding buildings.
From the first sketches have focused on a clear and identity-creating center with distinctive buildings, inspired by the place's industrial history, with well-defined urban spaces, surrounded by good and complementary urban architecture which will also form a transition to surrounding buildings.
In addition to having designed many distinctive detached houses and holiday homes for private individuals, we have built up solid expertise in larger residential buildings with apartments and commercial premises.
The Wessel Quarter is a new mixed-use residential and commercial development in the center of Asker, Norway.
Asker is a one of the major suburbs of Oslo with a lively and compact town center. The project site was the last undeveloped land in the town center, with a privileged position right next to the train station. The use is mixed, comprised of shops and restaurants on the ground floor, offices on the first floor and apartments on the second to 6th floors. Parking is moved under ground, along with services and technical facilities.
Apart from the town hall, Sentrumsgården is the tallest building in Asker. With its 9 stories of concrete structure, it hoovers over the urban landscape, making a rather harsh impact on its surroundings. It’s a typical 60’s structuralist building – rational and repetitive – cold and rejective. It is a machine to live in, consisting of 75 small one-room studio apartments.
Former Sætre biscuit factory – consisting today of small independent businesses - is to be transformed into a combined residential- and commercial complex; old factory premises transform into a large collection of varying apartment types. In addition, a new housing project is placed on the unbuild corner of the site, shielding the inner courtyard.
An old harbor in conjunction with rich and diverse landscape is set to be developed into a new housing area offering culture, nature and urbanism. With a holistic approach we seek to create a development project that responds naturally to the typography of its plot.