Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Nordic Architecture & Design Special – Norway
Prestige and expertise under one roof Vårdal Arkitekter is a large architecture firm based in Sem, Vestfold. Established by Torleif Vårdal in 1997, the firm has been growing slowly but surely ever since. Its primary objective is to create family and leisure homes with excellent functionality and architectural design. By Pernille Johnsen | Photos: Vårdal Arkitekter
“We are conscious of creating structures built to last past the fleeting trends that dominate our industry,” says Håvard B Olsen, architect at Vårdal Arkitekter. The firm puts significant prestige into every project they undertake, which has proved to be an incredibly efficient marketing strategy. “Some of our customers return ten or 15 years after our first completed project, and are looking to hire us again,” says Olsen. Vårdal Arkitekter has been featured in the respected design magazine Wallpaper and received praise and accolades
Family home under construction in Tønsberg.
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for their “skilful integration of indoors and outdoors” when constructing a family home in Tønsberg, Norway.
for consulting or not. The firm keeps all rights to the drawings, however, which is why they are available to the wider public. Vårdal Arkitekter is a full-service architecture firm, which is rare in the industry. They boast engineers, consultants and architects all under one roof, which gives them the ability to offer clients exact proposals with fully accurate pricing.
One-stop shop Vårdal Arkitekter has established the pioneering online service FLEXIBO – a portal aimed towards contractors and builders. The site offers drawings and models developed by Vårdals at heavily reduced prices. Subscribers to the service can use the sketches free of charge, saving them plenty of money, and then choose for themselves what building materials to use and whether to hire Vårdal Arkitekter
Family home in Oslo, due for completion this year.
Web: www.vaardal.as & www.flexibo.no
Illustration of a leisure home under construction at Gaustablikk.