Category: Analysis

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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…

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…

Sørum Gård

Tradition Sørum Gård dates from the Viking era. The farm consists of multiple log buildings, responding to the needs: two dwellings, a barn, a brewery, a storage house and a potato cellar. Around 1880 the farmers reduced crop cultivation to keeping cattle. Therefore the threshing…

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…

Hypnotising Centres of the War Space

The only very recent advancements in aviation and long-range artillery, massively changed the nature of the architecture within the military space and the war zone. What was once the simple geometric organisation of the landscape with its ditches, embankments, towers and zigzag trenches, no longer…