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…

Building Typology & Materiality – U.S. Embassy

The Site The U.S. Embassy The U.S. Embassy is in the Center of Oslo. It is located at the corner of Dronnings Parken in Slottsparken as one corner at the intersection of Parkveien and Henrik Ibsens Gate. There are a number of important buildings around,…

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…

A Hypothetical Interview

Seeking to stimulate a sincere reaction, we asked Dagur Eggertsson,* from Rintala Eggertsson Architects, to express his opinion on 4 different architectural topics in 4 different sites in Oslo. These were:   Ekebergparken  •  Transition Sørengabro  •  Motion Mariakirken  •  Re-contextualization Opera House  •  Wonder  …

St.Hallvard Kirke og Kloster

by Robert Blödorn Architect: Lund & Slaatto built from 1959-1966 Church | Monastry   H I S T O R Y The catholic church of St.Hallvard was built from 1959 to 1966, it is situated in Enerhaugen in the multi-cultural district of Grønland, Oslo. The…

Interview with Knut Longva

We met former founder Knut Longva on a Friday afternoon during one of his few time slots. We asked him about his practice, his work and thoughts. After a fun time he spent passionately introducing us to different projects his firm designed since its creation,…

Excursion – Ode to Osaka Pavilion

The Ode to Osaka Pavilion was exhibited at the National Museum in Oslo earlier this autumn. The museum wanted to realize the original piece, which was an un-built competition proposal by the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn for the Osaka World Fair in 1970. Due to…