Lunch with the Busks

“Villa Busk is caused by intuition and a number of coincidences.” The following interview was an attempt to understand the moment when the right client meets the right architect. In this special case because the reason why Mr. Busk came across Sverre Fehn was mere…

A little about Mohr

Bjart Mohr is a Norwegian architect born in Oslo on November 25, 1925. He studied in Oslo’s State Architectural Course in 1951. Although he maintained a solo practice office during his career, his production is large and prolific. Mohr is an interesting Norwegian architect quite…

Ammerud Project: A New Way Of Living

Background During the post-war years, Norway started the construction of a new social-democratic state with the goal of building up a welfare society. The principle of the welfare is to benefit social equality in a whole country. In the built environment, welfare state intervention ranges…

Botsfengselet

The Oslo prison, Botsfengselet was built in the nineteenth-century by the architect Heinrich Ernst Schirmer, and opened it’s doors to 230 male inmates in 1851. The building was located in an agricultural area surrounding Kristiania but well-connected to the city center by Gronlandsleiret. Today, due to…

VILLA NORRKÖPING

In 1963 Sverre Fehn designed this Villa in Norrköping. It was part of several architectural competitions which took place in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Six dwellings were built, but only Sverre Fehn’s (also called Villa number 3) achieved a result which was not a simple…

Architecture as mirror of an ambiguous society

“Therefore everything, like moral, faith and power struggles shall be expressed here: political murders as well as goodness; humanity as well as divinity; life as well as death” Frands Herschend     Vikings were a breed of sailors, explorers, warriors and plunderers, but it wasn’t always like…