Tormod Amundsen (Norway registered Architect, M.Arch) is the founder of Biotope. The idea of an architectural practise that works with nature based project came about during his architecture school years. The lack of inspiring stories of architects working with nature led Tormod to search for a different path to be an architect. Being a passionate birdwatcher and nature enthusiast since childhood Tormod came up with the idea of thinking of architecture as the toolbox, while letting his passion for nature be the reason to do archiecture. The result is a shift away from desiging architecture for the sake of architecture itself, or for «cool» architecture to be the end result. Rather the end result would be more people feeling connected with nature, through architecture. A long adventure of rethinking architecture, developing thoughts, ideas and designs began. Biotope based itself in the small fishing village of Vardø in Arctic Norway. Since 2009 Biotope have grown steadily both as a company but also as an idea that bring value to a world where a lot of people share a passion for nature.
With Biotope UK a new adventure starts. In the deeply passionate nature conservations and birding community of UK Tormod found like minded people that fueled his passion for nature. Biotope have already designed and had several projects built in the UK. Through one of Biotope´s UK projects Tormod met with UK architect Benjamin Costello. Ben was an architect and project manager with the same passion for connecting people with nature. Tormod and Ben quickly connected and decided it was time to set up the Biotope UK office. With our new Biotope UK company we aim to take the best of the design ideas developed in Norway and connect with people, organisations and companies that share our passion for connecting people with nature.
(email, Norway: firstname.lastname@example.org)
phone: +47 9933 4982
LinkedIn, personal: @tormodamundsen / Company: @biotopeuk
Biotope UK Facebook: @BiotopeUK
Biotope Norway on Facebook: @biotope.no
Tormod´s Youtube Vlogs