Category: Analysis

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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…

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…

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…

Asker Town Hall

The Asker Town Hall was designed by Lund & Slaatto, two of the most influential post war architects in Norway. It’s an Norwegian architectural firm that stand by a wide range of projects around Norway. The construction of the building started in 1958 and was…