Top architecture firms unite in Telegrafen

Top architecture firms unite in Telegrafen Becoming one of the Nordic region's strongest architectural communities The award-winning architectural practice Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter (KJ-A) will become part of Nordic – Office of Architecture in Oslo. Nordic has a high level of professionalism and a prominent reputation in the industry. This is a great path to further growth, says Kristin Jarmund.

Read about KJ-A project at Hammersborg Torg in today’s Aftenposten

Read the artical online or the paper version

We are happy to announce that we were awarded 1st prize in an invited competition held by SBB

The site is located on Tordenskjolds gate, in Kristiansand. . Taking its lead from a new urban square, the masterplan seeks to redefine and build upon the scale and character of its surroundings. The project comprises approximately 600 apartments of varying size and character, offering diversity to the residents. Commercial spaces are placed at ground-floor level, bringing further diversity to the programme while also providing active and lively street fronts.
The building is given a solid and contemporary external appearance through its use of high-quality brick and timber detailing. Large areas of glazing throughout the facade serve to blur the boundary between interior and exterior, offering living spaces a sense of scale and openness. From inception, the project has had a particular focus on sustainable design.

At Kristin Jarmund Architects we are conducting business as usual

Kristin Jarmund Architects are following FHI advice regarding the COVID-19. Keeping our employees safe, and at the same time continuing our daily work so we can keep running. This means that we are available via phone, email and video conference. We have established home workplaces for our employees, from where they will be continuing their work. We are determined to ensure efficient progress in all our projects and processes taken place. Take care of each other and those around you.

Torgbygget shortlisted for Oslo City architectural prize

We were proud that our Torgbygget project was shortlisted for Oslo city architecture prize, and is exhibited at Fridtjof Nansens plass in front of Oslo city hall. Congratulations to the three finalists: Nordtvet gård kindergaten, Vega theatre and Deichmans gate landscaping. Photo by Dymitry Tkachenco

In Service of Undiscovered Life – Book launch

Our book launch on the 15th August was a great success with over 150 guests in attendance.

In Service of Undiscovered Life. On sale online through Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing

The book explores the rich history of one of Norway’s finest architecture firms, going back to Fyrstikkterrassen – a multipurpose commercial building in Oslo that put Jarmund on the map as a rising star in Norwegian architecture. Since then, Kristin Jarmund Architects have designed a plethora of important and iconic buildings of varying sizes and purposes – including Nydalen Metro Station, the award-winning Råholt School and the Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu. Characterised by her aesthetic understanding and admirable detailing, as well as workmanship and expressiveness, the work of Kristin Jarmund Architects relates to functionalism, but with a reinterpretation and refinement of this idiom. Founded by Jarmund in 1985, this leading Norwegian architecture firm strives for solutions with sublime simplicity in form and function, and an emphasis on the human dimension. With roots in Nordic modernism, the work of the office engages in close dialogue with all who see, experience and use the spaces. The book is divided into four thematically oriented chapters that cover a broad range of projects by Kristin Jarmund Architects. They are accompanied by thematic introductions by the editor of the book, Tomas Lauri; a foreword by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen; an essay by Aaron Betsky; and an extensive interview with Kristin Jarmund by Tomas Lauri. Tomas Lauri is an architect and critic. He is co-founder of the architectural office ARKLAB and former editor of Arkitektur: The Swedish Review of Architecture. He has written several books on Nordic architecture. Kjetil Trædal Thorsen is co-founder and partner of the architectural practice Snøhetta since 1989. He is a lecturer on architecture and was professor of architecture at the Institute of Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck from 2004 to 2008. Aaron Betsky is a critic, curator, writer and lecturer on architecture and design. He is former director of the Cincinnati Art Museum and currently dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. He served as director of the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale.  

Oslo’s first Shore Power Station officially opened

Our shore power station was officially opened on the 8th of January 2019 by the Governing Mayor of Oslo Raymond Johansen together with the Vice Mayor for Business development and Public Ownership Kjetil Lund, the Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport Lan Marie Nguyen Berg and the Director of Oslo Havn Ingvar M. Mathisen. The shore power station, which will connect the ferries in Oslos harbour seamlessly to the power grid, will reduce C02 emissions corresponding to 1,300 cars and fuel consumption by 1420 tons annually. Photo by Heiko Junge NTB/Scanpix  

Modernization of OBOS Headquarters in Oslo

We are excited to be working with OBOS, one of the largest housing developers in Norway. Our office, togehter with IARK Interiors and Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure, has been chosen to undertake a feasibility study to look at the possible ways their headquarters, a 1960's building complex located in the centre of Oslo, can be modernized. Another exciting transformation challenge for us, with the goal of ensuring that these structures can be used and enjoyed for many more years to come.

Podcast with Kristin Jarmund

Hear Kristin Jarmund and OBOS Director Daniel Kjørberg Siraj discuss what makes a good home in the third episode of the podcast 'Byggeplassen'.

Kristin Jarmund Architects with five new partners

Architect Kristin Jarmund has decided to strengthen her practice with five new partners. "We need more energy and fresh blood in order to meet the challenges of the future", says Kristin Jarmund.

Nordic Architects – Global Impacts

The third volume in the esteemed Nordic Architects series from publisher Arvinius + Orfius focuses on the global impact of urbanization and the escalating climate crisis. We are happy to see that four of our projects are included in the book.