Upcoming Lecture: Concrete Love

Andrea will speak at the seminar Bevaring og utvikling: Senmodernismens betongarkitektur hosted by NAL at Arkitektenes hus, Oslo. 

The lecture will give a brief introduction to the emergence of new building culture in a post-war Oslo, where experimentation with concrete produced many interesting examples of concrete architecture. The talk will cover different applied-techniques and reflect on issues relating to cultural value and preservation in the contemporary sphere. 

Full program and sign up here!
Tuesday May 28th, 09-16
Sign up before May 23rd



Det Prefabrikerte Halmhuset


Welcome to Saturday’s event organized by Norsk Jord- og Halmbyggeforening! The event is free - sign up here!

Hjem av halm, sier du?

Olaf åpner døren til et unikt innblikk i hvordan hus bygget av prefabrikerte halmelementer, samt andre lavutslippsmaterialer ser til. Huset stod ferdig i 2017, og er det første av sitt slag i Norge.
Kom på vandring, og hør om prosessen bak prosjektet fra involverte stemmer. Hva drev prosjektet mtp logistikk, utfordringer og løsninger? Og hva kan vi lære, og bringe videre, til en utvidet viten av bærekraftige tilnærminger til våre bygde omgivelser.

Program for dagen:
(09.33 B10 Aker brygge - Nesoddtangen. Buss 575 Movei)

10.30h Ankomst + kaffe
10.45h Introduksjon
10.50h Presentasjon av prosjektet og bygningsprosess av Julio Perez
11.30h Omvisning av huset med Olaf Peters og Birger Næss
12.30h Lunsj
13.10h Prefabrikerte halmhus, nåtid og fremtid av Max Vittrup Jensen
13.50h Q&A
14.15h Fin
(14.20h Avreise buss 575 til bat B10 15.00)


Fifty Shades of Black

01.03 - 04.08.2024

Our last exhibition project at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, opens tonight!

The exhibition is curated by Caroline Ugelstad and Hilde Berteig Rustan - and designed by +groma.

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Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
1 March 2024 - 4 August 2024

Hand and Machine Architectural drawings

The National Museum is exhibiting a collection of architectural drawings -among them work by Andrea Pinochet.

This is the first exhibition of contemporary architecture at the new National Museum.

Join us for the opening on Thursday 16th November!

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Image: Malarchitecture, Oslo 2011
The National Museum - The Light Hall
17 November 2023 - 31 March 2024


Magdalena Abakanowicz

27 Oct 2023 - 25 Feb 2024
Our last exhibition project at Henie Onstad is now open! 

The Abakans, Abakanowicz's enormous textile sculptures, fill the main hall at the Henie Onstad Art Center this winter. Be sure to visit the museum to experience this powerful exhibition!

The exhibition is curated by Caroline Ugelstad (HOK), Ann Coxon (Tate Modern) and Mary Jane Jacob - and designed by +groma. 

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Labben - Model exhibited!
Our working model for the new workshop project at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter is now exhibited in the museum foyer. 

Make sure to take a look during your next visit!

Chagall opening!
The exhibition sheds light on a highly topical, but little known side to Marc Chagall – his works from the 1930s and ‘40s, when his colourful palette took on a darker hue.

The exhibition is curated by Caroline Ugelstad and designed by +groma (Andrea Pinochet, Ingrid Dale, Julie Elise Bølstad).

The exhibition is now open for the public!

+ more info here  Photo: Julie Hrnčířova / HOK

We are working on an exciting transformation project for Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, designing the new workshop facilities for their educational program Labben! 

Lecture: Earth Matters

In December 2022, Asplan Viak, Forum for Trekonstruktioner, Oslotre and FutureBuilt invited experts from home and abroad to show where the industry stands today within the industrialized production of straw, clay and earth constructions. Andrea was invited as a speaker.

Link to digital seminar here
Link to Andrea's lecture here 

Seminar: Wasted!

To end the spring semester at AHO, our master studio Constructive Logic: Wasted! is hosting a two-day-seminar with talks by our invited critics and final reviews in the studio exhibition located in the AHO Gallery.


Lisbon Triennale 2019

Studio Vatn and +groma exhibit 5 models at The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), in Lisbon, as a part of the Inner Space exhibition of the 2019 Lisbon Triennale —curated by Mariabruna Fabrizi & Fosco Lucarelli. 


FA Lecture Series at CEPT — Material Histories: Critical Mass

Andrea Pinochet will speak at CEPT (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology), in Ahmedabad, India.
Andrea will present several examples of the work produced under the Material Histories umbrella, discussing an endeavor to redefine the way we teach technology and structures today and how this ties to her practice +groma.

March 7th, at 18:30
CEPT, room U01-201
Open for all
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Most Beautiful Book of the Year Award

Concrete n the category Faktabok (fact book). Thank you to everybody who contributed to the book. Also: congratulations to our publisher Torpedo Forlag who won the Bokkunsprisen (Book Art Prize).

More about Concrete Oslo



Our last exhibition project, Månen (The Moon), is opening this Friday at Henie Onstad!

Originally curated by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and expanded by Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, the exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, presenting over 200 works and objects —from Galileo's 17th century sketches and moon rocks to works from Marx Ernst, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg and a myriad of contemporary art installations.


2018 DOGA Design Award

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HOK: 50 years of living art

A comprehensive and playful presentation of the Henie Onstad collection marks the 50-year jubilee.
Curated by Caroline Ugelstad and designed by groma in consultation with Studio Vatn, the exhibition showcases works of Picasso, Miró, Ernst, Dubuffet and Matisse, as well as avant-guard works from the Cobra, Fluxus and Schwitters collections.

Join us for the opening this August 23rd.


Concrete Oslo

Book Launch—
20 June at 17:00h
Oslo School of Architecture

Book preview—
24 May at 10:30h
Palazzo Badoer, aula consiglio
Università Iuav di Venezia

Book presentation—
26 May 2018 at 15:30h
Hong Kong Exhibition,
Campo della Tana,
Castello 2126-30122, Venezia



24 November 2017 – 11 March 2018
We are proud to announce that today Henie Onstad Kunstsenter opens its doors to Marina Abramović's retrospective The Cleaner, the most extensive presentation of Abramović's works in Norway to date.
The exhibition is curated by Tone Hansen and Lars Mørch Finborud with the help of +groma, and organized by Moderna Museet, Stockholm, in collaboration with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn.



A lecture series organised by a group of students from the Institute of Architecture and Culture at KADK. The series invites women in the architectural profession to share their work and experience. Lectures will be held in this fall Mandrupssalen and the Glass Box at Vandflyverhangaren.

#1 Eva Ravnborg – 7 November
#2 Malene Bach – 14 November
#3 Hanne Birk – 23 November
#4 Andrea Pinochet – 28 November
#5 Ellen Braae – 5 December


SOS BRUTALISM. A Global Survey.

Andrea is a writing contributor to the first global survey of brutalist architecture from the 1950s to the 1970s, based on research project carried out collaboratively by Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM and Wüstenrot Foundation. Edited by Oliver Elser, Philip Kurz, Peter Cachola Schmal. 


AUH Encontros

Natureza da Arquitetura Norueguesa
Cultura Visual e História Intelectual: Arquivos e Coleções de Arquitetura
Thomas McQuillan
Erik Langdalen Arkitektkontor
Studio Vatn/Jørgen Tandberg Architecture

Sala 807 - às 12h00
São Paulo


MADA Talks: Andrea Pinochet + Espen Vatn

Join us for a free public talk by Norway-based architects Andrea Pinochet and Espen Vatn at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Tuesday 15 August 2017, 5–6pm (*note new time)
Caulfield Campus
Building F, F2 Studios
Free entry, all welcome


A Place to Be. Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2011–2016

Exhibition catalogue with texts from Andrea Pinochet, Anne Marit Lunde, Cecillie Andersson, Karl Otto Ellefsen, Ingerid Helsing Almaas, presents a selection of 25 projects dating from the past five years. All the projects were designed by Norwegian and international architects in Norway as well as foreign projects designed by Norwegian architects.


The Cleaner

+groma is working with Henie Ønstad Kunstsenter on the design of Marina Abramovic's retrospective: The Cleaner.


KTH talk

Andrea Pinochet will be speaking at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm on December 1st.
Please join!


Island Reader Exhibition

+groma is hosting an exhibition reflecting Lyngør’s unique architecture, history, culture and topography. The exhibition consists of drawings, maps and physical models created by architecture students from the AA Visiting School Lyngør, giving thought to the act measuring and the means representation.

More info here


The Ventriloquist Summerschool: Projection as Program+me

João Doria and Andrea Pinochet will be leading the Projection as Program+me workshop for this year's edition of the Ventriloquist Summer School.

Join us for the public program and final exhibition at Gallery 1857, Oslo.


Krypton Film

The renovation of Krypton Film, a camera and film production studio in Oslo, is now underway!

The project is developed with Studio Vatn.


Tabula Plena: Forms of Urban Preservation

The Tabula Plena book containing an essay by Andrea Pinochet will launch at the Venice Biennale this coming May.

The book grew from a collaboration between the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on the planning of the government quarter in Oslo. Emerging from this process, the book asks larger questions about how we practice, teach, and theorize engagement with existing architecture on an urban scale.
The book launch will take place in the Nordic Pavilion at the Giardini on May 26th at 4pm. Followed by a brief introduction to the book and a short discussion hosted by the Oslo School of Architecture.


Three Pathways to Get Anywhere

An experimental performance piece created by Andrea Pinochet based on Anna Kostreva´s book Three Pathways To Get Anywhere, in collaboration with Anna Kostrva, opera singer Therése Thylin and cello player Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen.

Join us for the book release and performance in our office 19.30h! Performance starts at 20.30h.

Andrea Pinochet
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