Architecture is so much more than just cold, hard materials and neat lines. The Norwegian architecture firm, Various Architects, is proof of that. At the heart of every single one of their projects is the desire to make a positive contribution to the local area, no matter how small the building might be. Every architectural venture Various Architects undertakes benefits from close connections with artists and professionals from other disciplines. They call it a collaborative design strategy. This is the reason for the name Various Architects, partner Ibrahim Elhayawan explains.