Category: Excursions

Survey: A careful examination of a visited work.

HRTB architects. Grünerløkka Studenthus

Grünerløkka Student house is part of the large student housing organisation of Oslo, SIO. It is located near the Akerselva river and two minutes away from Oslo school of architecture and design. Before being renovated as a student house by HRTB architects, this exact place used to…

Lund & Slaatto. St. Hallvards Kirke – Emod

In a world of bright lights, spectacular scenery and radiant landscapes, the house of God lies in darkness. It’s a God of shadows. It’s a God of silence. —Marco Ciccone. St. Hallvards Kirke is a Franciscan monastery built between 1958 and 1966 and with later additions…

Isdammen Lake

Before refrigerators became widespread ice production was both a basic need and a luxurious Norwegian export article. (These sort of “ice-boxes” isolated with sawdust were used to keep the groceries fresh) Artificially constructed, Isdammen Lake is still a visible manifestation from this era. This former…

Norsk Folkemuseum – Experience the Roots of Norway

As a foreign architecture student, visiting the Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo’s open air museum, was first in my to-do list. The open air exhibition, shows how people lived in Norway from past to present, through a collection of buildings from around the country. Learning about the history of Norwegian (and Scandinavian) roots and…