Hesselbrand is an international architectural studio established by Martin Brandsdal, Magnus Casselbrant and Jesper Henriksson in 2014, with offices in London and Oslo. 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. 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

70 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8JT
london@hesselbrand.com
+44 (0)20 7242 7633

Oslo

Pilestredet 75C, 0354
oslo@hesselbrand.com
+47 (0)92 460 468

Clients and Collaborators

1017 ALYX 9SM, Architectural Association, British Council, Copenhagen Fashion Week, Jack Self, Nike, OK-RM, Pegasus Life, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Venice Architecture Biennale, Villa Lena.

Employment

Hesselbrand is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity in all forms. We are currently looking for a RIBA Part 3 qualified Architect to join our London office on a full time position. Please send your application with CV, Portfolio and cover letter (maximum file size 5MB) to: applications@hesselbrand.com

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

    • Situations (Kunstnernes Hus, Norway, 2019)
    • Episodes (Oslo Architecture Association, Norway, 2019)
    • Practice: Method and Format (Norwegian Union of Architects, 2019)
    • Recent Works (UCL Art Museum, London, 2018)
    • Modes of Realising (HafenCity University Hamburg, 2018)
    • Plan Economy (Milano Arch Week, 2018)
    • Space Program Bangkok (Chulalongkorn University, 2017)
    • Models for Whatever (Architectural Association, 2016)
    • Space Program Newcastle (Newcastle University, 2016)
    • The New Standard House (RIBA London, 2016)
    • Small Urban Spaces (Victoria & Albert Museum, 2016)
    • Publications

      • New Architects (coming soon)
      • Three Found Models
      • Past, Present, Future
      • Real Review
      • Home Economics
      • Action Architecture