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Restaurant Onda by Alliance Arkitekter & MAPT

Restaurant Onda

Project: Restaurant Onda
Designed by Alliance Arkitekter & MAPT
Location: Oslo, Norway
With its design for Restaurant Onda in Oslo and especially careful choice of material Alliance Arkitekter & MAPT are setting new standards in the field of green-architecture. For more images and architects description continue after the jump:

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About the Project:

Sustainability has taken a key role in the design and development of this project, with pioneering technologies such as cooled waste grinders implemented throughout the facility. A domineering feature in the sustainable design approach is the architects’ choice of materials, selecting Kebony’s environmentally-friendly, non-toxic alternative to traditional wood products for the external sweeping facades.

This single material choice has had a dramatic effect on the building’s sustainability levels, inserting a textile that is cleverly-suited to the chilly Norwegian climes. Kebony is durable, resistant to decay, easy to maintain, very cost effective, and in this case contrasts beautifully with the Onda restaurant’s sheer glass panels and galvanised steel gratings.

The basic form of the restaurant is split into four conical volumes which undulate down the Tingvalla Pier to the water’s edge. Each swell of the building is capped at a different slope and angle ‘to form an organic-looking exterior wave’ and collectively these peaks provide a physical manifestation of the restaurant’s name.

Source Worldarchitecturenews. *

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