Visionary architecture doesn't leave much room for compromises, and it shouldn't. The buildings of tomorrow demand innovative solutions. In a Scandinavian drafting room, Randers Tegl's constructing architects and civil engineers work closely together with some of the world's greatest architects to realise sophisticated projects without compromising on the architectural idea.
Each project is based on detailed calculations and results in tailored solutions with quality preassembled bricks and beams. Often, small technical features help create the desired impression and this constructional focus also tends to reduce the cost of the entire project.
In the heart of Oslo, a new neighbourhood is emerging between the historic town and the fjord. The Bjørvika project is the urban development project in Norway - and the crown might just be Eufemia.
Next to the fjord, the domicile stands out. But A-lab's project, Eufemia, is more than a regular office building. With its small clues of history and varying dimensions of the floors, it is created to catch your attention and share the area's story of a great past and a bright future. The brickwork is a smoked RT 155 Ultima linear brick, and the Carlsberg system is used for technical support on masonry, beams and lintels.
Reiulf Ramstad Architects combines high-end contemporary architecture with historic houses in this residential area in Oslo. Nature is in focus and the result is exclusivity and character.
Set aside the future-proof ecofriendly thoughts in the project, and these homes also stand out because of the warm perspective the houses offer to their surroundings. The gardens and the surrounding park are thought into the project, where nature and modern facilities merge to create a residential area of elegant harmony. A full white version of the RT 154 Ultima linear brick was custom-made for this project.
The Swedish apartment complex Basaren is elegant and minimalistic - yet rich in details. A wide range of small architectural and technical grips allow this building to appear new and inspiring without standing too much out in the townscape.
But a construction like this does draw attention. Free of surrounding buildings, it adds to the skyline from the canal and adorns the city. With its rounded edges, the two towers and the small subtle displacements in the construction, Wingårdhs Architects created a space for living that oozes of delicate balance. The Carlsberg system has been crucial for supporting the masonry, which is based on whitegrey RT 542 Unika Apollon bricks.