A Proposal for Oslo’s First Möbius Museum of Design Floating in Space

Museum of Design by Kritika Saini

Conceived as a continuous never ending infinite Möbius loop, this proposal represents the concept of time where the visitor inculcates a feeling of “floating” in space.


The Möbius form has been placed strategically on the centre of the site in such a way that it produces a minimal footprint of the building. The building blends perfectly into the contoured topography of the site and extends till the waterfront.

Picture Courtesy: Kritika Saini

The building blends perfectly into the contoured topography of the site and extends till the waterfront. This topology provides a panoramic view of the Bygdøy island and creates an experience of being in proximity with nature, preserving the natural beauty and the fauna and flora of the island.

Picture Courtesy: Kritika Saini

A timeless crystalline façade inspired by ripples found in spacetime creates an eye-catching reflection of the surroundings, encouraging the passers-by to stop and gaze at the exterior.

Picture Courtesy: Kritika Saini

This “eye popping”  Möbius skin is a parametrically designed metal facade, made up of grey metallic panels and the voids in between the skin are filled with ETFE panels giving it a snowy effect on the building.

Picture Courtesy: Kritika Saini

Therefore, together, the museum structure, urban forest and connecting waterfront plazas form an ensemble, a new landmark and let you immerse into the futuristic world of Bygdøy island.


Project: Museum of Design

Location: Oslo, Norway

Competition Entry for SWITCH

Proposal by: Kritika Saini


The project won the third prize in the competion.


33 views

Blog

Know More

Connect With Us!

Follow our social media outlets or subscribe to the weekly newsletter.

  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • Twitter

©2020 THE DESIGN COLLECTIVE, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 TDC Magazine is a digital publication and online magazine that serves as a curated, hand-picked and carefully edited assemblage of the latest in architecture, design and artThe material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of The Design Collective Magazine & Studio.