Friday, 27 March 2009

Sandnes in Wallpaper

Who thought that the glossy lifestyle bible Wallpaper would ever find something in my hometown Sandnes worth writing about? Well, they did, and it is a pretty cool thing they found too.

Photo caption (and photo) copied from Wallpaper's website:
The recent series of Norwegian Wood projects has impressed with its experimental sustainable designs in wood. This innovative open-air stage has become a focal point in the centre of the municipality of Sandnes. The glass roof covers a level, flexible space, creating an acoustic shelter within the open public square - sound is amplified during concerts and background noise is reduced. The semi-transparent roof structure is supported on bunched columns in slender sections of solid, untreated oak – reminiscent of a cluster of trees.

Find out more about this project here: Atelier Oslo

Read more about Norwegian architecture here: Architecture news: Letter from Norway

Helen & Hard is also mentioned in Wallpaper's report on the best of recent Norwegian architecture.

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