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Architecture and Area Development

Architecture and area development is an interplay between people, surroundings, and technology. We aim to create robust, inclusive, and sustainable buildings and areas of good quality.

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We conduct R&D and research-based specialist consulting, and our expertise in architecture and area development includes:

  • Quality in our built environments - sustainable land use and functional infrastructure, use quality and experience qualities
  • Universal design - usability and accessibility
  • Energy use - behavior, implementation, and technical solutions
  • Local renewable energy production and energy transport





Aiming at green, damage-proof façades

Aiming at green, damage-proof façades

Scientists at SINTEF take part in developing a CO2-reducing, remote façade maintenance system that will contribute to green change at both a national and international scale.

How does light impact our school pupils?

How does light impact our school pupils?

Did you know that light is a factor that affects both learning and the psychological development in school children? The right kind of light can boost performance in reading, writing and maths, and suppress restlessness and aggression.