While the rest of us sad sacks have been sitting around watching our summer tans fade, the ever-busy folks at international architecture office Snøhetta have apparently been on an global roll, with an abundance of new projects making news in the past month alone. Boasting everything from idyllic Norwegian lake cabins to massive performing arts centers in Ontario, the big-name firm should probably start handing out cheat sheets, just so that the rest of us can keep up. Until then, here's a quick look at latest from the architects who never sleep:
(↑ and ↓) Snug against the shore of the Norwegian island of Hudøy, this reconstructed boat house now offers overnight accommodations for visiting youth groups. Clad in locally-sourced vertical timber slats, the walls give a semi-transparent peek into the two-floor interior space, which comes decorated with simple but colorful little bed chambers. Take a closer look, this way.
(↑ and ↓) Built for Ontario's Queens University, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts offers an 80,000-square-foot stage that the architects call "the only facility of its kind in the region." Built from the frame of the historic 1830's Morton Brewery building, the space has a new stainless steel façade and an interior design that "references geological patterns of the area's local rock strata, referencing its famed role as limestone capital of Canada."
(↑ and ↓) This 10-story and 235,000-square-foot addition that the firm just designed for the SFMOMA museum topped out earlier this month. The new steel structure rises above the roof of the original building, with multiple sky terraces and what the team calls a "striated, wind-blown texture." See all the photos, this way.
(↑ and ↓) Construction on the Riyadh Metro Station in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, just kicked off today, with a big ceremony and a dazzling batch of renderings to show what the end results will look like. Expected to finish 2017, the project "will become an icon for the renaissance of the city," thanks to its silvery dish shape, environmentally sustainable design, and ridiculously lovely central atrium.
· All Snøhetta projects [Curbed National]