Hesselbrand is an international architectural studio established by Martin Brandsdal, Magnus Casselbrant and Jesper Henriksson in 2014, with offices in London and Oslo. Mira Wolden joined the partnership in 2017. Our work includes a wide spectrum of arts, cultural, hospitality and residential projects, spanning a range of scales from interiors and temporary installations to new build houses and multi-storey buildings…

Hesselbrand is an international architectural studio established by Martin Brandsdal, Magnus Casselbrant and Jesper Henriksson in 2014, with offices in London and Oslo. Mira Wolden joined the partnership in 2017. Our work includes a wide spectrum of arts, cultural, hospitality and residential projects, spanning a range of scales from interiors and temporary installations to new build houses and multi-storey buildings.

All our projects are united by the way they have been designed to deal with contemporary forms of life. The projects are focussed on timeless conditions of space, with the ambition to address the universal human conditions that exist in all cultures. We hope to stimulate the imagination of the users and inhabitants of the spaces we design. We believe that architecture is more than a functional response to basic needs; it is the essential action of proposing, organising and representing how we can live together.

Research and teaching are integral parts of Hesselbrand. Jesper Henriksson is currently Design Tutor at the London School of Architecture (LSA), and Martin Brandsdal is an Assistant Professor at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). All directors frequently lecture and tutor at universities around the world; most recently at University College London, Royal College of Art, Milan Architecture Week, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, TU Delft and HafenCity University Hamburg.

Completed projects include the re-design and major renovation of a hotel and art foundation in Tuscany (Villa Lena), a prefabricated co-living model house for Scandinavia (Rooms House), a high-end holiday home in Norway (Heggesaetra), a fine art gallery in London (Soho Revue Gallery) and the design and creative direction of a music festival in the UK (The Tower). In 2016, Hesselbrand delivered the exhibition design for Home Economics, in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Current projects include a spa and hotel in Switzerland (Acquarossa), a global concept for flagship stores and temporary retail spaces for fashion brand 1017 ALYX 9SM, a mixed-use development in West London combining light industrial with residential units over 5 floors. In the summer of 2020, Hesselbrand will complete 3 terraced house extensions in London which have all been designed to the same leading principle of creating a more economical plan and turning corridors into high-quality living spaces.

London

2 Providence Yard, Ezra Street, E2 7RJ
london@hesselbrand.com
+44 (0)79 0704 9251

Oslo

Pilestredet 75C, 0354
oslo@hesselbrand.com
+47 24 02 22 02

General inquiries

contact@hesselbrand.com

Press inquiries

press@hesselbrand.com

Clients and Collaborators

1017 ALYX 9SM, Architectural Association, British Council, Boendekvalité, Copenhagen Fashion Week, Elliot’s, Jack Self, London School of Architecture, Nike, OK-RM, Pegasus Life, Pilar Corrias Gallery, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Tabayer, Venice Architecture Biennale, Villa Lena.

Events and Exhibitions

  • Unbuilt House 2019 (Oslo Architecture Triennale, 2019)
  • Constructing Villa Lena (Oslo Architecture Association, 2019)
  • Rooms House (Oslo Future Living, 2018)
  • The Tower Festival (Lincolnshire, UK, 2018)
  • Rooms House (Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, 2018)
  • The Tower Festival (Lincolnshire, UK, 2017)
  • Three Found Models (Revue Gallery London, 2016)
  • Home Economics (British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016)
  • Lectures and Workshops