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…

Norwegian countryside and the characteristic red barns

The Norwegian countryside especially agricultural landscape is full of characteristic and dominating man-made outbuildings. The most noticeable part of these buildings is their large size and red color. They are also representatives of agricultural changes that happened in Norway. Before these multipurpose barns, the Norwegian…

Skjettenbyen – home with a handbook

„The row houses at Skjetten are inhabited by people who have different expectations of their homes. The requirements are different on the day they move in and they will change as time goes by and needs change. This is an important reason why the Skjetten…

Transforming Hauskvartalet

The corner of Hausmannsgate and Møllergata invites curiosity. Today, it stands with fading graffiti-clad walls, boarded up windows, and an Urbanium site office comfortably nestled around the corner – the neighbourhood is heavy with suggestion of urban transformation. Architecture is a mirror of dominant societal…

Asker Town Hall

The Asker Town Hall was designed by Lund & Slaatto, two of the most influential post war architects in Norway. It’s an Norwegian architectural firm that stand by a wide range of projects around Norway. The construction of the building started in 1958 and was…

Sørum Gård

Tradition Sørum Gård dates from the Viking era. The farm consists of multiple log buildings, responding to the needs: two dwellings, a barn, a brewery, a storage house and a potato cellar. Around 1880 the farmers reduced crop cultivation to keeping cattle. Therefore the threshing…

Surface as an Experiment

Empty, raw and misty space. Høyblokken. All is left is pure structure. The rough concrete ceilings, the colossal pilotis, the abstract sandblasted, wall-fixed art and the Conglo-concrete floor. No windows, partition walls, flooring, fixtures, air-ducts, furniture, equipment, office supplies and people. This “prenatal” version of the building, being…