KJARK, 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.
With a brand new 3D printer in the office, KJARK 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.
With several new projects our focus on sustainable design is stronger than ever. Fyrstikkalléen 1, Sirius, Crystal Clear, Kokstadflaten 4B and Parkbygget are all being designed to energy class A requirements. Subsequently we are increasing our competence and expertise related to BREEAM and green design in general.
The National Dental Faculty in Bergen is the subject of 16 pages in the most resent issue of the Norwegian Review of Architecture.
In the review by Siri Skjold Lexau she notes that "It is rare to find a large-scale building so well integrated into smaller-scale surroundings."
See the article here.
Kristin Jarmund is nominated for the Designers Saturday Awards – best interior. The nomination is for both the renovation of Troldsalen and for the interior design at Westerdals School of Communication.
The winners will be announced Friday the 6th of September.
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.