Norway, a country that generates more than 80% of its electricity from hydropower, has added to its renewable repertoire in the guise of a beautifully Kebony-clad 30GWh plant. Øvre Forsland Helgeland Kraft
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The development, designed by Henning Larsen Architects and SGB, is named SOPP (short for Studentsamskipnaden i Oppland), as it will house students in its 360 apartments across four blocks. The whole development is clad in Kebony’s sustainable, durable wood that will offer resistance to the chilly, windswept climate of the mountainous, lakeside Gudbrandsdal region.
Stunning and sustainable blend of old and new. Traditional Norwegian boat houses have been used to store boats and fishing gear, but now many of them are being converted for recreational summer use. Designed by architects TYIN tegnestue, the stunning Naust paa Aure summerhouse was made of material salvaged from the dilapidated boathouse on the site, plus Kebony Southern Yellow Pine in a seamless and sustainable blend of old and new. Picture credit: TYIN tegnestue