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Reiulf Ramstad Architects creates copper terraces for the new residential building in Norway

Norway Architecture News - Jan 22, 2018 - 06:25   20224 views

Reiulf Ramstad Architects creates copper terraces for the new residential building in Norway

Oslo-based architecture firm Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) has unveiled new images for a new residential tower with copper-clad and sheltered terraces, which will be built in a green new neighborhood in Ski Vest, the site of a former military camp in Norway.

Named Ski Vest, the new residential tower will include 50 apartments with generous openings and private exterior spaces. All external walls and terraces are wrapped by copper cladding by using a special pattern in response to the 1890s built environment. 

The Japanese temple-looking building keeps the first five floors as it is, and after fifth floor, the design creates recessions up to the terraced floor. 

Reiulf Ramstad Architects creates copper terraces for the new residential building in Norway

"The residential building will band together with the adjacent historical landscape and built environment of buildings from the 1890s in an attractive and humble manner," said RRA.

"Through the conscious use of qualitative and location-oriented architecture, the project will reinforce and develop the inherent identity of the site," added the studio.

The Ski Vest is designed for a developed Solon Eiendom, a property developer in Oslo and Akershus. The architects gently play with the tower's geometry that allows all apartments generous ceiling heights and sheltered terraces.

Reiulf Ramstad Architects creates copper terraces for the new residential building in Norway

Reiulf Ramstad Architects' new tower is wrapped by linear copper terraces with a characteristic pattern giving the project a unique language. 

Reiulf Ramstad Architects creates copper terraces for the new residential building in Norway

The studio has only released two visuals about the project, which is still in the process of design. A concrete timeline of the project has not yet been announced.

Reiulf Ramstad Architects creates copper terraces for the new residential building in Norway

Working with a strong connection to the Scandinavian context and the impressive Scandinavian landscape in particular, Reiulf Ramstad Architects, led by Reiulf Ramstad and Kristin Stokke Ramstad, has offices in Oslo and Austria. 

The Romsdal Folk Museum in Norway, the Norwegian Mountaineering Center in Åndalsnes, Norway and Trollstigen Visitor Centre in Møre og Romsdal, Norway are only a few of the offices' projects.

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