Skådalen Skole by Sverre Fehn

Skådalen Skole is located on the Holmenkollenåsen on the outskirts of Oslo. After getting off the metro in Skådalen you are more or less surrounded by nature. Following a path from the station southeast bound you reach the entrance of the school in just a…

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…

Three elements of Tautra Monastery

1.Courtyard One important aspect of the institution is the introvert character of the daily life of the nuns. This has an architectural implication- the courtyard. The idea was to create a low building with a series of gardens, bringing light and creating a sense of…

Per Line – Friluftshuset på Orre

Marine Vincentz & Caroline Vaussanvin Frilufthuset is a recreation centre, situated on the coast of Jæren, by the beach. Visitors go there to learn about the site’s birds and plants, as well as enjoying resting time and refreshments. Built in 1987 and expanded in 1992,…

Dwellings in the Barcode. Image vs quality.

The barcode project’s architecture aims a powerful image as well as diversity and complexity. These concepts fit well the program for companies’ headquarters and businesses but not so much for housing. In my visit to the Lund Hagem nearly finished housing building, I noticed some…

Villa Stenersen, from a designer point of view

Villa Stenersen, designed and built by Arne Korsmo for the financier and art lover Rolf M. Stenersen, is considered as one of the main works of Norwegian modernist architecture. This project underlines the pioneer and internationally oriented architect that Arne Korsmo was, and it highlights…