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…

70’s modular

Furnished to the toothbrush according to the period, a modular house represents the decade of the 70’s at the open air museum Maihaugen in Lillehammer. The Moelven Senior is exhibited „because it was one of the more popular houses at that time. There were a lot…

Norwegian countryside and the characteristic red barns

The Norwegian countryside especially agricultural landscape is full of characteristic and dominating man-made outbuildings. The most noticeable part of these buildings is their large size and red color. They are also representatives of agricultural changes that happened in Norway. Before these multipurpose barns, the Norwegian…