Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter just unveiled a striking apartment complex for the town of Ski, Norway. The 4,000-square-meter high-end apartments will take on a sculptural, pinecone-like shape in the green new neighborhood in Ski Vest. Set on the site of a former military camp, the building derives design inspiration from the historic site context.

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Commissioned by Solon Eiendom, the Ski Vest tower will offer 50 apartments when complete. In addition to its former military camp settings, the new-build will be slotted into a historical landscape surrounded by with buildings dating back to the late 19th century. “Through the conscious use of qualitative and location-oriented architecture, the project will reinforce and develop the inherent identity of the site,” wrote the architects.

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The residential building eschews a boxy form in favor of a pinecone-like shape that tapers towards the top. The 50 apartments will feature large openings, tall ceilings, and sheltered terraces that provide both privacy and sweeping views. Linear copper terraces with beautiful perforated walls will wrap around the building.

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