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Scan Magazine | Architecture Special | Norway
Office building Lysaker, Oslo, competition draft.
Bringing quality to where your time is spent With a goal to create environments of identity and appeal in your home and workplace, architecture firm Arcasa boasts a true commitment to preserving and heightening essential values of your everyday life. From your household to your office, the visionaries of this firm want you to enjoy life no matter where it takes place – and they have a proven track record of fulfilling their mission. By Julie Lindén | Photos: Arcasa and Blår
“Most of us spend the majority of our time at home and at work, so these are the places we at Arcasa have chosen to focus our efforts on,” says graduate architect and general manager Per Erik Martinussen. “It’s imperative to introduce quality to these spaces, not to mention character and a sense of identity. This in itself will make the time spent there more valuable. To us, bringing meaning to these spaces is what makes our jobs worthwhile.”
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Brilliance from communication to execution Focusing on office and business projects, zoning plans as well as private homes and interior design, one may safely call the firm’s portfolio both wide spanning and impressive. As a near 30-year-old establishment that today runs two subsidiaries, DI AS and Blår AS, Arcasa has built an unquestionable reputation of being as qualitative in their project execution as they are impeccable in their communication with
both staff and clientele. Counting around 50 members of staff altogether, all of whom bring an individual level of experience and range of ideas to the table, the firm shows a dedicated desire to bring about the best of solutions, fuelling their high degree of project completion. “It’s highly important to us to maintain a seamless contact with all our staff, as well as the professionals who help us create and finish each development. Professional real estate companies invest large sums of money and time in our ideas, which makes us reach further and higher. A steady dialogue with the clientele is something we always strive to achieve, mainly because we find it necessary for them to take part in the planning process from the get-go. Bringing stakeholders
Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish singer Ane Brun.