Interviews with contemporary practices in Norway.

A Framework for Everyday Life

Are Vesterlid created architectural wholes from a series of carefully designed details. Villa Engen is inspired by everyday life, which is articulated in thoughtful architectural objects: a Gesamstkunstwerk. During my visit to the house, I experienced even more how the architecture grows from its significant…

Lunch with the Busks

“Villa Busk is caused by intuition and a number of coincidences.” The following interview was an attempt to understand the moment when the right client meets the right architect. In this special case because the reason why Mr. Busk came across Sverre Fehn was mere…

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…

Interview with Einar Jarmund

Interview with Einar Jarmund, 04/09/2015 Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects by Joana Graça & Alberto Sancho Norwegian Architecture 2015, Oslo School of Architecture and Design The norwegian dream parody video mentioned by the architect, “The cabin”, can be found here.  

Having lunch with Jsa Architects

   studio     nature     architecture   studio | the office Jensen and Skodvin Architects‘ office was a carwash in the past; the floor hasn’t been renovated, that’s why you can still see some sewer covers on it. The walls are made of rough concrete, the…

A morning with Manthey Kula

          After checking out their website, we gathered that their work was deeply theoretical, experimental and academically refined. We walked into Manthey Kula’s office on 9th September, 2015, with our notebooks full of questions ready to ask Beate Hølmebakk and Per…

Interview with Erik Langdalen

by Julia Schwarz and Amanda Holden “Architecture is no longer only about making your statement. You really have to write yourself into something” says Erik Langdalen Erik Langdalen’s work is unique in sensitively tackling the restoration and modernisation of historic farmsteads in the north of…