Welcome to Byggstudio

Byggstudio is a Norwegian-Swedish design studio founded in 2006 by graphic designers Hanna Nilsson and Sofia Østerhus.

Byggstudio works with both commissioned and self-initiated projects in the boundaries of design, landscape architecture and art focusing on placemaking and design for public space. Our work includes research, concept development, art direction, design and content for three- and two-dimensional visual identities, wayfinding, environment concepts and exhibitions, as well as printed matter.

A special interest is outdoor environments for children and all aspects of the process designing places with high play value, for and with children. We also enjoy being part of and believe in further collaborations between design, architecture and landscape architecture. Byggstudio´s offices are based in Stockholm and Oslo.

Contact us

Hanna Nilsson

Brännkyrkagatan 13B

118 20 Stockholm

+46 (0)762 628434


Sofia Østerhus, Dælenenggata 16, 0567 Oslo, 

+47 4805 1614, sofia@byggstudio.com

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We don't offer any internships at the moment, but you are welcome to send your portfolio to this address and we'll contact you if there is an opening. intern@byggstudio.com

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Selected clients
Arkitekturmuseet Stockholm


Arkitekturhøgskolen i Oslo




Blakstad Haffner Arkitekter

Botkyrka kommun

Botkyrka konsthall

Kristiansands kunsthall

Falkenbergs kommun 

Folkets Park Malmö

Färgfabriken Norr

Gallery Crystal


Gustavsbergs konsthall

Halmstads kommun


Iittala Group

Institut Suédois Paris

Kiruna kommun


Konstmuseet i Norr


Kristiansand Kunsthall

Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo

LaLa Tøyen Arkitekter

Lunds kommun

Malmö högskola

Malmö stad

Munchmuseet Oslo

Nasjonalmuseet i Oslo

New York Times

Norwegian Fashion Institute

Oslo kommune

Oppland fylkeskommune

Rian Designmuseum

Region Halland

Røde Kors

Stockholm konst

Stockholms stad



Kolla! Gold Award in Identity Design, Stockholm 2016

VISUELT Gold award in identity design with Aurlandskoen, 2015

Kolla! Short-listed in Installation design, Gråberg är inte grått, 2014

VISUELT Gold Award in Environmental Design, Oslo, 2011

Kolla! Silver Award in Catalogue Design Stockholm, 2011

Kolla! Gold Award in in Environmental Design, Stockholm, 2011

VISUELT Gold Award in Typography Design, Stockholm, 2010

Kolla! Gold Award in Moving Image Design, Stockholm, 2009

Kolla! Gold Award in Identity Design, Stockholm, 2009

Graphic designer Moa Pårup
Mechanical constructor Oscar Andersson
Photographer Lotten Pålsson
Wood worker Brynjulf Krokstrand

Workshops & Lectures
Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, Opponent 2019

Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm 2017 

POST Design Festival, Copenhagen 2017 

Konstfack, GDI, Stockholm 2016/2017 

HDK School of Design and Crafts, Göteborg, Lecture on Places & Identity, 2015

Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Workshop on Places & Identity, 2015

Arkitekturhøgskolen i Oslo, Workshop on Architecture & Publications, 2015

Berghs School of Communication, Workshop on Designing Rituals, 2015

Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, Opponent, 2015

Beyonderground Design Festival, Hasselt, Belgium, Lecture, 2015

We Love Graphic Design, Copenhagen, Lecture, 2014

Konstfack College of Art & Design, Lecture, GDI, 2014

Konstfack College of Art & Design, Workshop Konstfack Shop, GDI, 2013

Konstfack College of Art & Design, Lecture, Site Specific, GDI 2012

Berghs School of Communication, Lecture, 2009

Malmö University, Visual Communication, Workshop on Social Design, 2008/2007/2006

Lunds Konst o Designskola, Lecture, 2006

Växa i en stad som växer, Kulturhuset Stockholm 2018

Art Inside Out Design Residency, Falkenberg 2017 

Fête du Graphisme, Cité internationale des arts, Paris 2016 

The Flower Language Shop, Swedish Embassy of Tokyo, 2013

Gråberg är inte grått, Konstmuseet i Norr, 2013

Trädkaféet at Roskildefestivalen, 2013

Vintage Plant hos Public Matter, Kristianssand 2012

Sommarland, Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm 2012

48 timmar, Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm 2011

At work with The Nordic Pavillion, la Biennale di Architettura, Venice, Italy 2010

I Like My Town ENSAC/Institut Suédois, Pau, France 2010

The Story of a Mug, Do you read me?, Berlin 2010

Parousia with Sari Liimatta, Gustavsbergs konsthall Stockholm (solo) 2010

design!design?design... Form/Design Center, Malmö 2010

Hemmabygge, Stapelbäddsparken, Malmö 2009

Look Twice, Färgfabriken Norr, Östersund 2009

Kolla Kollo!, Form/Design Center, Malmö, Sweden 2009

Kakku, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki 2009

Brompton Borders, Secret Garden, London, 2009

Trädkartan, Botkyrka konsthall, Stockholm 2009

On Target with WIRE, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm 2008

Design Tide in Tokyo, Tokyo Design Week, Japan 2007

Vintage Plant, graf media gm, Osaka, Japan (solo) 2007

Press and Publications
SR P4 Halland 2017


Norrbottenskuriren 2013

“Om femtio år med Arkitekturmuseet”, Arkitekturmuseet 2012 

Elle Interiör #6 2012

Cap & Design #3 2011

My Green City, Die Gestalten Verlag 2011

Schmuck2 2011

Apartamento Magazine #2-5 2009-2010

Stella Magazine 2010

Quotation Magazine #8, Japan 2010

God Morgon Sverige, SVT 2009

SR P4 Jämtland 2009

IDEA #332 2008

Typomopho 2008

Stereographics, Victionary 2008

Grafik #166 2008

Morgonpasset P3, SR 2008

Pen #219 2008

Tidningen VI #9 2008

SR P4 Stockholm 2008

Drömhem & Trädgård #11 2008

Sköna Hem #11 2008

Aftonbladet, November 7 2008

DN På Stan 2008

Dagens Nyheter Söndag 2008

Dagens Næringsliv D2, Oslo 2008

Fully Booked, Die Gestalten Verlag 2008

Dagbladet, Oslo 2007

Computer Arts of China 2007

Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Malmö 2007

Kelvin, Die Gestalten Verlag 2007

Typography, Victionary Publishing 2007