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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…

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…

Skjettenbyen – home with a handbook

„The row houses at Skjetten are inhabited by people who have different expectations of their homes. The requirements are different on the day they move in and they will change as time goes by and needs change. This is an important reason why the Skjetten…

Surface as an Experiment

Empty, raw and misty space. Høyblokken. All is left is pure structure. The rough concrete ceilings, the colossal pilotis, the abstract sandblasted, wall-fixed art and the Conglo-concrete floor. No windows, partition walls, flooring, fixtures, air-ducts, furniture, equipment, office supplies and people. This “prenatal” version of the building, being…