Remarkable architecture, savoir-vivre and winter sports - the Norwegian capital has it all. From the fjord waves lapping against Snøhetta's new opera, to the iconic Holmenkollen ski jumping hill rising high above the sea, Oslo offers a unique mixture of breathtaking landscapes and architectural highlights. And which other city provides heated sidewalks and artificially-lit cross country ski tracks?
Completed in 1971 as a summer house for Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, Can Lis sits upon the edge of Mallorca’s windswept coastline. The house is made up of four discrete pavilions, which are linked by courtyards and stepping stones. Moving from room to room involves meandering through open spaces framed only by landscaped walls, bare branches and sky.
A new visible landmark in the skyline of downtown Manhattan.
This month, a high-profile competition in Oslo and an indecisive jury causing a tie in the competition for the new National Gallery in Budapest. In other news, HLA has been picked for an extension of the Swedish National Museum, Rotterdam gets a new sustainable icon and the frantic, increasingly chaotic preparations to the EXPO 2015 continue. Finally, a look at Fujimoto's design for the new Polytechnic University in Paris.
Being from a family of architects, Brad Feinknopf has been subjected to architecture all of his life. He has been doing commercial and architectural photography for over 25 years and has done a wide variety of work for many of the world's most well-known architects. Recently, ArchDaily selected Feinknopf as one of their 'Top 13 Architectural Photographers in the World'.