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Scan Magazine | Architecture Special | Norway
Architecture Special: Norway
70 years of increasing influence NIL was established 70 years ago, and our members have since then played an increasingly important role. The overarching theme of the 70th anniversary in 2015 has been ‘From private to public space’, which means that our members have moved from mostly working with architectural solutions and decoration in private homes, to today also being responsible for interior architecture in public buildings. Text & photos: Norwegian Organisation of Interior Architects and Furniture Designers (NIL)
This is an exciting journey that says a great deal about how the profession’s influence in society has changed. Today holds great importance, with a measurable effect on logistics and flow in buildings and institutions. International professionals have said that Norway boasts some of the most talented interior architects and furniture designers practising today. Norwegian interior architects present challenging projects representing a broad range of interior architecture and furniture design. NIL is a national NGO organising interior architects and furniture designers who have completed a master’s degree or have ex-
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pertise at this level. Only members of NIL can use MNIL (member of NIL) in their title. MNIL – letters of expertise Each year, NIL publishes a yearbook, Interiør & Møbler (Interior & Furniture), containing around 60 of the best projects the members have been responsible for in the last year, including plans, photographs and descriptions. It offers examples of interior architecture and design of offices, schools, hotels, showrooms, restaurants, shops and housing, in addition to the latest in furniture design. The book also lists all of NIL’s members and can be ordered from the NIL website or purchased at Narvesen kiosks.
Left: Scandinavia's most attractive finance house: DNB's new headquarters in Oslo consists of three buildings, in total 80,000 square metres. The project was completed in 2013 and is the workplace for 4,200 employees and houses conference centre, auditorium, food market, restaurant, reception and representation offices. Project: DNB HQ, Oslo / Zinc AS. Photo: Jiri Havran Middle: Northern Lights: The large roof was painted the same dark colour as the facade. This made the room more intimate, and the big white lamps got a clear contrast. This project focuses on the atmosphere, wellness and protecting the qualities which already exists in the hotel. Project: Scandic Ishavshotell, Tromsø / AS Scenario Interiørarkitekter Mnil. Photo: Gatis Rozenfelds / F64 Right: Entering through Amundsen’s polar landscape: Three-dimensional effect. Integrated lighting required careful coordination between lighting supplier and cabinet maker. Project: Roald Amundsens Gate 6 Oslo / Metropolis Arkitektur & Design AS Photo: Metropolis Arkitektur & Design AS / Cathrine Holst
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