Kazuhito Kawai’s Exuberant Ceramic Sculptures Evoke Dollops of Ice Cream and Summertime Nostalgia
June 11, 2023
Finalists revealed for Canada’s top contemporary art prize
June 11, 2023
Kazuhito Kawai’s Exuberant Ceramic Sculptures Evoke Dollops of Ice Cream and Summertime Nostalgia
June 11, 2023
Finalists revealed for Canada’s top contemporary art prize
June 11, 2023



Design

#architecture#EFFEKT#nature#wood

An Accessible Treetop Walkway Gracefully Winds Through Norway’s Hamaren Activity Park

June 12, 2023

Grace Ebert

An aerial photo of a winding pine boardwalk among a forest near a lake and steep hill

Photos by Rasmus Hjortshøj, © EFFEKT

With steep ascents, rocky passes, and branches jutting from the ground, walking and hiking trails are not always usable by disabled people or those with strollers. The Danish architecture firm EFFEKT designed its latest project with this barrier in mind and constructed a winding path with a gradual incline that expands access to the striking treetop views of Norway’s Fyresdal region.

Located at Hamaren Activity Park, the pine walkway slowly scales 15 meters through the lakeside forest before reaching a circular outlook. The construction, built in collaboration with local contractor Inge Aamlid, spans about two meters wide and one kilometer long as it guides visitors along the ascent of the lush Klokkarhamaren hill, which reaches 338 meters at its peak. As the walkway rises, the structural pillars more directly evoke the tall, sturdy trees of the forest, nodding to the surrounding environment and the region’s tradition of pine logging.

Find more of EFFEKT’s projects on its site and Instagram. (via Dezeen)

An aerial photo of a winding pine boardwalk among a forest near a lake and steep hill

An aerial photo of a winding pine boardwalk among a forest near a lake and steep hill

An aerial photo of a winding pine boardwalk among a forest near a lake and steep hill

An aerial photo of a winding pine boardwalk among a forest

Two aerial photos of a winding pine boardwalk among a forest

A winding pine boardwalk among a forest

An aerial photo of a winding pine boardwalk among a forest

#architecture#EFFEKT#nature#wood

Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member today and support independent arts publishing for as little as $5 per month. You’ll connect with a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, read articles and newsletters ad-free, sustain our interview series, get discounts and early access to our limited-edition print releases, and much more. Join now!

First appeared on…

Comments are closed.