Norwegian Lighthouses – Cathedrals of the sea

Fjords, islands and bays define the Norwegian coastline for approximately 100.000 kilometres.  The coast is known for its rough seas and unpredictable skerries.  Nevertheless, along these battered shores, we can find structures that have stood implacably through centuries.  A total of 212 lighthouses define the…

Speaking through the hand

Taking a closer look at aspects of Are Vesterlid’s home reveals how the often silent architect spoke through his drawings and built work.     Would you live in a house of your own making? This question, often posed to architects, was clearly answered by…

Writing through Building and Building through Writing

It’s the 1960s, and Christian Norberg-Schulz is about to become one of the most influential architectural theorists in post-war Europe. While designing a private house for one of the most important Norwegian post-war modernist painters, Jakob Weidemann, his architectural thinking is starting to take shape…