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Mjelgaron – the portable house of your dreams

Håkon Mjelva, 1961 The intention of the summer house Mjelgaron was to be the architectural version of a ready-to-assemble IKEA-furniture piece: a reasonably priced, flat package with a bunch of pieces you yourself have to put together. The entire house was supposed to be loaded…

Social housing in Oslo

As described by the Oxford dictionary social housing is, “Housing provided for people on low incomes or with particular needs by government agencies or non-profit organizations.” But we haven’t always had social housing. In fact it was only until the industrial revolution that many European countries…

Villa Lund

Although St. Hallavard Kirke and Chateau Neuf are the most famous buildings of Lund & Slaatto, the office designed several interesting private houses. Most of them are located in the outskirts of Oslo. This project was designed by and for Kjell Lund, and has different…

The Cathrineholm Series by Grete Prytz Kittelsen

In this analysis I have studied the works of The Norwegian designer and craftswoman Grete Prytz Kittelsen. The analysis will most and formally center around the works that were commissioned by the Norwegian enamel producer Cathrineholm AS.   Grete Prytz Kittelsen was born in Oslo…

Geir Grung’s Infrastructure Projects

by Amanda Holden and Simon Heidenreich  Geir Grung in his time Geir Grung’s domestic work from the 1960s follows a rational, Modernist formula, influenced by the work of Arne Korsmo and PAGON. His infrastructure work on the other hand, experiments boldly with the formal opportunities…

Wenche Selmer. Domestic architecture

by Alberto Ballesteros Barea and Veronica Gallina Wenche Selmer (1920-1998) was a Norwegian female architect, who mainly focused her work on residential programs. All her projects are small-scale based, either individual houses or small summer residences and cabins. The aim of our analysis was to…

Architecture of Signals

by Tommaso Maserati & Christos Pampafikos We were doing some research on a building: Televerkets installasjonsbygning (The Telecommunication Installation Building). We went to archives, looked in books and asked people but no relevant information was found. It seemed as if all the data is quite confidential.…

The Terje Moe Hus

The house built on Bygdøy, Oslo, is a reverence to Terje Moe’s ideology of habitation. The ‘Kube hus’, as the house is called, was built in 1977. Moe constructed the building himself in one-year. Regarding this, he states: “Much of the work had to be…