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Welcome to A-lab, where architecture meets innovation, creativity, and a vibrant spirit of collaboration. Founded in 2000 by Odd Klev and Geir Haaversen, A-lab has shattered the traditional mold of architectural studios, embracing a joyful, process-driven approach that has redefined the way architects engage with their craft. As expert architects in Oslo, A-lab has consistently demonstrated a commitment to positive societal impact, pushing the boundaries of what architects can achieve through curiosity, collaboration, and a passion for design.
Collaborative Excellence: A Unique Approach to Architectural Innovation
At A-lab, collaboration is not just a buzzword; it's the heartbeat of our design philosophy. We believe in designing processes that harness the creative energy of diverse individuals, fostering a sense of ownership and commitment that is evident in our projects. Our 130-strong team, representing 20 different nations, brings a rich tapestry of perspectives, creating a unique culture that propels A-lab forward as a leading architectural force in Oslo.
Lab Expertise: A Multifaceted Approach to Design
A-lab is organized into five specialized 'labs,' each representing a distinct area of expertise. From the Work Lab, focusing on commercial buildings, to the Urban Lab dedicated to urban planning and landscape, our diverse skill sets coalesce seamlessly. Supported by labs such as Zero Lab for sustainability navigation and X Lab for visualization and technology, A-lab's multifaceted structure ensures a comprehensive and innovative approach to architectural design.
Ideas That Soar: Unleashing Creativity in Every Project
Behind every A-lab project lies a free-flowing exchange of ideas. We encourage every team member to actively participate in the design process, pushing projects in new and unforeseen directions. This commitment to innovation extends beyond our studio, influencing the design of new cities and functional urban spaces through an understanding of social dynamics.
Tech-Driven Innovation: Redefining Architectural Communication
Technology is at the core of A-lab's architectural communication. Our tech team collaborates with cutting-edge innovation hubs, utilizing the latest advancements to drive our designs forward. With a dedicated model workshop and skilled model makers, we leverage models as powerful tools to communicate internal and external insights, from volume impacts to spatial qualities.
Sustainable Solutions: Designing for the Future
A-lab doesn't just design buildings; we craft environments with a regenerative focus. Our commitment to vibrant communities, climate-friendly practices, and decarbonized design sets us apart. Through research initiatives and collaboration with public programs, we actively contribute to the development of sustainable, functional urban spaces.
International Reach: Bringing Scandinavian Expertise Worldwide
While rooted in Oslo, A-lab's influence extends internationally. With branches in Portugal and Paris, we bring the proven competence of the Scandinavian model to diverse global landscapes, contributing to architectural innovation on a broader scale.
Colorful Perspectives: Advocates for Vibrant Architecture
A-lab stands as advocates for incorporating colors into architecture. Our in-house color expertise is a testament to our belief in sharing knowledge, from students to developers, creating visually striking and impactful spaces.
User-Centric Design: Involving Communities for Sustainable Spaces
To create truly sustainable urban spaces, A-lab prioritizes user involvement. Engaging existing and potential inhabitants in the development process ensures our designs align with the needs of the community.
Research-Driven Excellence: Shaping the Future of Architecture
As a laboratory, A-lab dedicates significant internal resources to research. We actively participate in public research programs, contributing to the development of new knowledge and innovative solutions that shape the future of architecture.
Discover the limitless possibilities of architectural design with A-lab — where architects redefine boundaries, collaborate with passion, and create spaces that inspire. Join us in shaping the future of architecture in Oslo and beyond.