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APRIL Architects is a design practice founded on enthusiasm and dedication. APRIL takes on all kinds of projects that fall under the architecture profession. In our portfolio we have many prize winning projects and realized works on all scales, from furniture, to buildings and urban plans. APRIL has been involved in teaching, research and contribute in the daily press in Norway and Iceland. The work of APRIL has been published internationally, and their housing projects are presented in several public office's supervisory brochures displaying exemplary practice in Norway.

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    Siyin Pang

    Lene Marie Grennes

    Gunnar Aasen Rogne

    Giambattista Zaccariotto

    Laufey Sigurðardóttir

    Kristin Pedersen

    Hans Kristian Moen

    Olav Fergus Kvalnes

  • Borghildur Indriðadóttir

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  • 08.01
    Redd Y-blokken, statsminister!
    Åpent brev, publisert i Aftenposten, signert Elton, Claussen og Hembre
  • 02.01
    Protestmarsj for Y-blokka
    I regi av Støtteaksjon for bevaring av Y-blokka. APRILs Kjersti Hembre i arrangementskomiteen
  • 14.12
    Filmvisning på Cinemateket - 3 filmer for Y
    Støtteaksjon for Y arrangerer. APRILs Kjersti Hembre er medskaper av en av filmene og ønsker velkommen
  • 19.10
    Intervju om bevaring av Y-blokka
    APRILs Kjersti Hembre intervjuet i artikkel om arbeidet for bevaring av Y-blokka i kulturmagasinet PLNTY
  • 20.09
    Pecha Kucha på DogA
    Kjersti Hembre holdt Pecha Kucha-innlegg om Y-blokk-aksjonen, sammen med Hanne Sophie Claussen
  • 09.09
    Slipp de kreative ideene løs! Riving av Y-blokka er vandalisme mot verdens kulturarv
    Kronikk i Dagsavisen, Hanne Sophie Claussen og Kjersti Hembre
  • 04.09
    Y-benk auksjoneres ut
    En av APRILs Y-benker auksjoneres ut i regi av Støtteaksjon for å bevare Y-blokka. (Landet hos Fortidsminneforeningen!)
  • 27.07
    Appell
    Din våte Drøm holder konsert for bevaring av Y-blokka. Appell ved Kjersti Hembre
  • 21.05
    Y-benker på SALT
    Y-benken tegnet av APRIL arkitekter, utplassert i det offentlige rom
  • 24.10
    Folkeaksjon for Y-blokka
    I regi av Støtteaksjon for bevaring av Y-blokka. APRILs Kjersti Hembre i arrangementskomiteen
  • 05.09
    Hot Pot
    APRILs Hot Pot i by-utstillingen på Seoul Biennalen, september til oktober 2017
  • 15.05
    Rammetillatelser
    APRILs tre boligprosjekter med felles atkomstvei fra Bjerkeveien i Oppegård får rammetillatelser
  • 10.05
    Steinneset
    Os kommune inviterer APRIL til parallelloppdrag for Steinneset
  • 21.12
    By-biennalen i Seoul
    APRIL v/ Arna Mathiesen blir invitert å delta i By-biennalen i Seoul i september 2017 med en installasjon
  • 25.10
    Folkeaksjon for Y-blokka
    I regi av Støtteaksjon for bevaring av Y-blokka. APRILs Kjersti Hembre i arrangementskomiteen
  • 11.10
    Konkurranseutkast
    APRIL leverte et konkurranseutkast for planlegging av Gufunes i Reykjavik Island
  • 24.08
    Presentasjoner
    APRIL presenterte tre skisseprosjekter (to eneboliger og en tomannsbolig) + en mulighetsstudie for et naboskap i Oppegård-landskapet. Vi gleder oss til neste faser!
  • 16.06
    Nordic Built Cities Challenge
    APRIL gratulerer Dagný Bjarnadóttir, Anders Egbjerg Terp and Gunnlaugur Johnson for et vinnerutkast i Nordic Built Cities Challenge. APRIL var nordisk samarbeidspartner og rådgiver på teamet
  • 21.05
    Løk for strøk
    Løk for Strøk blir til stede i forbindelse med 'åpen gård'-arrangement på Geitmyra matkultursenter for barn, kl. 12-15.
  • 27.04
    Konkurranse
    APRIL er prekvalifisert for en konkurranse om Gufunesområdet i Reykjavik
  • 30.03
    Presentasjon
    APRILs mulighetsstudie i Bossekop presenteres i Alta Rådhus
  • 01.02
    Jåtten Øst
    APRILs prosjekt på Jåtten Øst er presentert i Fylkesmannen i Oslo og Akershus/Akershus fylkeskommunes hefte: Bomiljø Eksempelsamling om livskraftige urbane bomiljø!
  • 01.02
    Spikerverket
    Boligprosjektet vi har tegnet på Spikerverket ble utsolgt, lenge før ferdigstilling
  • 08.01
    Mulighetsstudie
    APRIL prekvalifisert til en mulighetsstudie for utvikling av Bossekop i Alta
  • 29.10
    Foredrag
    Foredrag av Arna Mathiesen på Sapienza Universitetet i Roma, i forbindelse med boka
  • 20.05
    Løk for strøk
    Løk for Strøk lansert på Sagene i Oslo
  • 25.04
    Re-designing the Gap
    APRIL v/ Arna Mathiesen konseptualiserer og organiserer en konferanse på Litteraturhuset- Re-designing the Gap: Urbanization between Formal Institutions and Informal Dynamics, i samarbeid med AHO og Universitetet i Oslo
  • 26.03
    Foredrag
    Arna Mathiesen holder foredrag på Universitetet i Seoul, i forbindelse med bokutgivelse
  • 09.02
    Folkeaksjon for Y-blokka
    I regi av Støtteaksjon for bevaring av Y-blokka. APRILs Kjersti Hembre i arrangementskomiteen
  • 27.11
    Grønne midler
    APRIL mottar grønne midler fra Bydel Sagene
  • 21.10
    Boklansering på Island
  • 08.04
    Presentasjon på DOGA
    Presentasjon og utstilling av parallelloppdrag Vippetangen på DOGA
  • 13.03
    Vippetangen
    Sluttrapport for parallelloppdrag Vippetangen levert
  • 07.11
    FutureBuilt
    APRILs prosjekt Bykubesong blant andre forslag om klimavennlige boliger i FutureBuilt konkurransen - utstilling og informasjonsmøte
  • 24.09
    Oslo Bys Arkitekturpris
    Spikerverket, herunder APRILs boligprosjekt Spikerverket boliger, trinn 1, er nominert til Oslo Bys Arkitekturpris for 2013
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SCIBE

2010 2013
Island

April participated in an international project on the behalf of AHO - The Oslo School of Architecture - in cooperation with Westminister University and the Technical University in Vienna. April´s case study was published by Actar Publishers and can be purchased online.

Tidenes økonomiske nedsmelting på Island dannet bakteppet til Aprils case-study om sammenhengen mellom økonomi og utvikling av de bebygde omgivelser.

Arbeidet resulterte i boka "Scarcity in Excess"

April participated in an international project on the behalf of AHO - The Oslo School of Architecture - in cooperation with Westminister University and the Technical University in Vienna. April´s case study was published by Actar Publishers and can be purchased online.

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The case study is a part of a larger European project, Scarcity and Creativity in the built Environment (SCIBE), funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area). The work presented suggests a new spirit of development applicable to various cultures and climates beyond Iceland.

The aim of this project was to use case Reykjavik Capital Area to gain understanding of the relationship between scarcity and creativity in a building boom followed by an economic meltdown in Iceland in 2008. The project has sought to detect creativity involved in the making of the built environment before and after the crash. Furthermore it has attempted to develop methods to encourage spatial interventions and stimulate creativity in the built environment as an answer for the local population and authorities to overcome their problems after the blow.

The work has been threefold:

1. Information was gathered through photography, mapping and interviews. This material was put together in written text and graphical presentation to be used to form design-briefs. Some of the more important findings presented in the briefs was that 25% of the capital area was under construction the last 6 years before the crash, with parallel processes going on in all 7 municipalities, which is causing a series of problems for the inhabitants, municipalities and state. The briefs can function as a working document for designers for retrofitting the new build-up in the city to fit to changed needs.

2. Two workshops (14 days in 2011 and 10 days in 2012) were organized with local institutions, involving students in architecture, planning and urbanism. A cross-disciplinary team was invited to the workshops to introduce problems and potentials of the different urban systems (water, transport, economy, ecology...) to be used for integrated approach to design that would support a new green economy. Also local agents of change; actors who have experimented with alternative practises on the fringe were invited to share their knowledge for a creative process of learning.

3. Platforms (seminars open to the public) were made for exchange between researchers, who are investigating the field of the crash. In addition we invited stakeholders to the critiques of the student projects, made an exhibition of the projects for the general public, made 3 platforms in social media (a blog, a discussion forum and crisis mapping) and stimulated public discussion about the subject by writing in the public press and on widely read blogs.

Scibe-Reykjavík is a case-study under the Oslo part of the SCIBE project which was led by Professor Christian Hermansen at the Oslo School of Architecture. April Architects are responsible for the concept and the work of the Scibe-Reykjavík case, architect and partner in April, Arna Mathiesen, and Dr. Giambattista Zaccariotto have conceptualized and organized the research, inviting as many types actors in the built environment as possible into the process.

More about this project: 

scibereykjavik.wordpress.com and scibe.eu

Case-studien var en del av et forskningsprosjekt på Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo (AHO) utført i forbindelse med det internasjonale prosjektet SCIBE som står for "Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment". Dette var et samarbeidsprosjekt mellom AHO, Technical University of Vienna, og University of Westminster, der knapphet og kreativitet i bebygde omgivelser ble undersøkt i fire europeiske byer: London, Oslo, Reykjavik, og Wien.

Arbeidet ble i stor grad til gjennom 'workshop' med både islandske og internasjonale studenter.

Forskningsprosjektet SCIBE var EU-finansiert samarbeid ved HERA midler.





The case study is a part of a larger European project, Scarcity and Creativity in the built Environment (SCIBE), funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area). The work presented suggests a new spirit of development applicable to various cultures and climates beyond Iceland.

The aim of this project was to use case Reykjavik Capital Area to gain understanding of the relationship between scarcity and creativity in a building boom followed by an economic meltdown in Iceland in 2008. The project has sought to detect creativity involved in the making of the built environment before and after the crash. Furthermore it has attempted to develop methods to encourage spatial interventions and stimulate creativity in the built environment as an answer for the local population and authorities to overcome their problems after the blow.

The work has been threefold:

1. Information was gathered through photography, mapping and interviews. This material was put together in written text and graphical presentation to be used to form design-briefs. Some of the more important findings presented in the briefs was that 25% of the capital area was under construction the last 6 years before the crash, with parallel processes going on in all 7 municipalities, which is causing a series of problems for the inhabitants, municipalities and state. The briefs can function as a working document for designers for retrofitting the new build-up in the city to fit to changed needs.

2. Two workshops (14 days in 2011 and 10 days in 2012) were organized with local institutions, involving students in architecture, planning and urbanism. A cross-disciplinary team was invited to the workshops to introduce problems and potentials of the different urban systems (water, transport, economy, ecology...) to be used for integrated approach to design that would support a new green economy. Also local agents of change; actors who have experimented with alternative practises on the fringe were invited to share their knowledge for a creative process of learning.

3. Platforms (seminars open to the public) were made for exchange between researchers, who are investigating the field of the crash. In addition we invited stakeholders to the critiques of the student projects, made an exhibition of the projects for the general public, made 3 platforms in social media (a blog, a discussion forum and crisis mapping) and stimulated public discussion about the subject by writing in the public press and on widely read blogs.

Scibe-Reykjavík is a case-study under the Oslo part of the SCIBE project which was led by Professor Christian Hermansen at the Oslo School of Architecture. April Architects are responsible for the concept and the work of the Scibe-Reykjavík case, architect and partner in April, Arna Mathiesen, and Dr. Giambattista Zaccariotto have conceptualized and organized the research, inviting as many types actors in the built environment as possible into the process.

More about this project: 

scibereykjavik.wordpress.com and scibe.eu

  • Year
    2010 2013
  • Location
    Island
  • Status
    Competition
  • Client
    AHO
  • Collaborators
    The Iceland Academy of the Art´s School of Architecture, the Planning Dept. at the Agricultural University in Iceland and EMU (European Master of Urbanism)
  • Project manager
    Arna Mathiesen
  • Co-workers
    Giambattista Zaccariotto, Kjersti Hembre, Kristin Anna Eyjolfsdottir. Collective student works : Gunnar Ágústsson / Luca Filippi / Johanna Jacob / Laufey Jakobsdóttir / Jón Valur Jónsson / Sigurlín Rós Steinbergsdóttir / Perrine Frick / Carlos Salinas Gonzalez / Liesa Marie Hugler / Axel Kaaber / Jón Hámundur Marinósson / Arnheiður Ófeigsdóttir / Sigurborg Haraldsdóttir / Sam Khabir / Helga B. Kjerúlf / María Kristín Kristjánsdóttir / Guo Mengdi / Lucile Ado / Hlynur Axelsson / Heiðdís Helgadóttir / Aron Freyr Leifsson / Zongkai Zhou / Sæunn Kolbrún Þórólfsdóttir
  • Photo
    Giambattista Zaccariotto, Arna Matheisen