Snøhetta is the most famous architecture firm you’ve never heard of. Headed by Norwegians Craig Dykers (above left) and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (right), the studio--named for a snowy peak in Norway--has brought off some of the splashiest international projects of the past two decades, from a striking revival of the ancient Library of Alexandria to Oslo's Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, an ice-floe of a building that looks like the set of a Bond film (pictured below). They’ve won awards storied architects covet. And yet, they’re practically unknown in the United States.
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