One step closer in Nairobi

Friday the 18th of September we submitted the preliminary design for the New Embassy in Nairobi. The combined embassy for Norway and the Netherlands in Kenya is now one step closer to realization.

Troldsdalen re-opened

The Prime Minister of Norway re-opened the renovated concert hall Troldsalen today. KJ-A has designed the renovation of the interiors and reorganized the access and entrance to the building. Photo by Dag Fosse.

New downtown office

KJ-A is starting a new era in Stortingsgata 20. We have left our old office space at Solli plass and are now located in the heart of Oslo, right between the parliament, the town hall and the royal palace. We look forward to welcoming you in our new home.

Honourable mention

Villa Vettre was given an honourable mention when Asker Municipality presented this year's Building Quality Award last week.

KJ-A goes to the movies

Bent Hamer's most recent movie "1001 grams" just premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is set in the delightfully quirky universe of the Norwegian Metrology Service. Kristin Jarmund designed the laboratory building for this governmental agency and when she met Bent in 2010, she introduced him to the complex building that now plays a prominent role in his movie. We look forward to see the result.

The Laureates

KJ-A would like to congratulate all the laureates of last weeks award ceremony and thank Anders Jahre's Humanitarian Foundation for a fantastic event. Photo by Paal-André Schwital/Anders Jahres Humanitære Stiftelse.

New challenges in Nydalen

Kristin Jarmund has been comissioned to design the renovation of Torgbygget in Nydalen. Torgbygget is a mixed use building with offices and retail. The building is situated partly on top of Nydalen Metro Station that we designed back in 2003.

Award Ceremony

Tonight Kristin Jarmund receives the Anders Jahre's Award at a formal ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo. The award is one of the most prestigious cultural recognitions in Norway. This year it is awarded to Kristin Jarmund and Kari Nissen Brodtkorb for their remarkable achievements in architecture. Photo by Laila Meyrick

New project in Kristiansand

KJ-A has won first prize in the invited competition to build a residential building on one of the most attractive sites in Kristiansand, Norway. The 18 apartments in Kvartal 57 will all have a view of the sea and easy access to the recreational areas along the boardwalk and harbour area.

Headline in Kristiansand

Fædrelandsvennen has published an interview with Kristin Jarmund on the occasion of Kristin receiving the Anders Jahre's Award. In the interview she discusses the process of Kvartal 42 and the positive aspects of the public debate that the project has generated.

Kristin Jarmund recieives the Anders Jahre`s Award

Anders Jahre's Humanitarian Foundation honours Kristin Jarmund and Kari Nissen Brodtkorb with this year's annual culture prize for "their particular, artistic and sensitive buildings".

Home of the Month

Villa Vettre is featured as Home of the Month in the August issue of Bo Bedre.

The best of Oslo presents 9 recent buildings that demonstrate Oslo's rapid growth and reputation for exciting architecture. Our project Westerdals School of Communication is one of them.

Focus on Crystal Clear has turned their focus on our project Crystal Clear.

Focus on Gjerdrum

The National Association of Norwegian Architects has chosen to feature our project Gjerdrum Secondary School as a role model project for inclusive design on their website.

KJ-A wins first prize

Kristin Jarmund Architects has won first prize in the invited competition to build a new office cluster for the client Oslo Areal. "Fyrstikkalléen 1" consists of three sculptural volumes shaped to ensure interesting views and generous daylight for the app. 37.000m2 office space.

First prize in Kongsberg

KJ-A, in collaboration with SJ Architects and Grindaker Landscape Architects, won the competition to develop a site in Kongsberg, Norway. The plan contains app. 8.500 m² small scale housing and commercial areas. We've made an effort to integrate the new development with the existing historic context creating quality living conditions in lush outdoor areas. The new structures drape and conceal a 15.000 m² parking house.

New powerful hardware

With a brand new 3D printer in the office, KJ-A has now fully entered the digital age. The "Form 1" 3D printer allows us to print physical scale models directly from our digital models, giving us a valuable tool to evaluate and communicate our designs.

Kristin Jarmund recieves Honorary Fellowship AIA

The American Institute of Architects has granted Kristin Jarmund with one of their six Honorary Fellowships AIA for 2011. Only three other Norwegian architects have received this honour - Sverre Fehn, Kjell Lund and Nils Slaatto.