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Snøhetta

I have a new job. Yay!

Today I spend my first day at one of the world´s most renowned design practices. Snøhetta has designed many of the coolest buildings in the world the past almost 20 years, starting with the Alexandria Library in Egypt. Later work include the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and the World Trade center memorial site.

My hopes for my first time at the company is that I get to connect my building information modeling and computation knowledge with my new colleague´s parametric work. My colleagues use Grasshopper at a pretty decent level, and I am really exited at the possibility of making those models talk with Revit through Dynamo. I also hope to learn more about working with transpositioning and our fantastic workshop. We have a god damn HUGE programmable manufacturing robot with eyes and a mustache!

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Check out our website at snohetta.com. There you will find interesting stuff about our projects, people and processes.

Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture

King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture

SFMOMA Expansion

SFMOMA Expansion

Tverrfjellhytta, Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion

Tverrfjellhytta, Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion

Arne

Arne quit his job.

He’s no longer sitting 6 meters behind me at the office. He’s no longer at Dark. He’s been there his entire professional career as an architects, but no longer. May 1th he went solo.

When I came to Dark two and a half years ago I didn’t know him very well. Nor did I know about his work and abilities. I can safely say that getting to know the creative, skilled and unafraid mind of my former colleague and new friend has been one the greatest pleasures of the past years. Arne has exceptional digital skills: He understands how software works. And he has the imagination and fearlessness to use that knowledge at full strength in building design. He also is completely unafraid to do things he’s never done before. Proven by quitting his first job without a new contract lined up.

I’m sad to see him go, but I’m glad to see him do it. And I’m super exited about my buddy’s future.

Now he runs his own architecture practice at Hel Ved Architecture, He continues to write at his blog Digital story of an architect.

Arne and his team designed one of the coolest buildings in Norway. Barcode, DnB Headquarters, Oslo. Dark Architects.

Arne and his team designed one of the coolest buildings in Norway. Barcode, DnB Headquarters, Oslo. Dark Architects.