Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Oslo, Norway

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter have a high degree of diverse assignments. The projects are geographically spread and take place in a manifold of contexts, from compact urban locations to dramatic and uncultivated landscapes. The portfolio of the office contains commissions with huge contrasts in relation to scale, context, budget and demands of function.

We have experience from smaller residential projects as well as large planning proposals, considerate landscape interventions and complex cultural and educational institutions.

Place & context

A place is not simply an aggregate of physical elements and conditions. It is not an object, however complex, to be viewed as raw material for the architect’s creative will. A place is indivisible; it is unique and has a distinct expressiveness of its own. Therefore architecture must always acknowledge the innate character of every location and make its design a marriage of place and concept.

We believe that architecture must be instructed by the uniqueness of its location in such a way that the building highlights the place and the place rests in the building. This mutual act of accentuation will often clarify the physical situation of a given location: architecture can organize impressions and make a place stand forth. With the uniqueness of every site and context as our point of departure we employ a distinct and limited architectural palette characterized by a strong focus on natural materials and a sense of a location’s individual spatiality. Each project becomes a unique departure when highly individual design emerges from a set of clearly defined and controlled elements. Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter’s work is distinguished by innovative tectonic forms that interpret the spatial continuity between exterior and interior landscapes in new ways.

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