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Architecture Monday

November 18, 2019

Let’s slip back over to Oslo tonight, to visit the Opera House (which also houses he National Ballet, plus theatre, concerts, and more) designed by none other than one of my favs, Snøhetta. One of the things that makes this building stand out – besides its gleaming white facets emerging from the water like an […]

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Architecture Monday

November 26, 2018

I love it when companies recognize good design makes for a better running enterprise, especially for building types that, over the past century or so, have been considered “utilitarian” and thus “unnecessary” or “wasteful” to spend any effort in making them places that treat their worker’s right. And so, behold!  A fishing facility of docks […]

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Architecture Monday

November 5, 2018

I posted about the new Calgary Central Library earlier this year while it was still under construction… and now it’s done and open! And it still looks great.  I waxed poetic a bunch about the lovely spaces that the renderings were beginning to develop, and the photos of the real deal show that it shines […]

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Architecture Monday

February 19, 2018

This is a project close to my hometown, in Toronto, a new Student Learning Centre for Ryerson University, designed by Zeidler Partnership and (one of my favs) Snøhetta. While the outside is all angular and kinda sculptural and opens to the street and creates access to lower level retail and has a nifty patterned glass […]

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Architecture Monday

January 8, 2018

OK, so this one isn’t even complete yet, but I’m too excited to not share about it right away!  Not the least of which because it is by my perennial fave, Snøhetta.  It’s also a library!  Given their first project ever as a firm came through winning the competition for the giant Alexandria Library, it’s […]

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Architecture Monday

July 17, 2017

I don’t think it’s a surprise at this point that I’m a fan of Snøhetta.  And this lovely cabin design is just another example why. Check this out.  There’s a nice play at work here between a long rectangular bar and a playful roof whose base (but not ridge!) has been rotated in relation to […]

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Architecture Monday

January 25, 2016

An absolutely delightful little cabin in Norway by Snøhetta! So much to like here. A Living roof. Local materials. Blends into and is one with the landscape rather than perched like a prow atop it. Simplicity executed elegantly to create a gentle and wonderful living space that frames a great vista. Hardy and rugged through […]

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Architecture Monday

December 8, 2014

I first heard of Snøhetta from the firm’s founder, at a lecture in SF. It was an amazing talk, not only for the work they produced, starting by winning as a brand new firm the competition for the new global library in Alexandria, but for his words of wisdom on process and on collaboration. It’s […]