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.