Speaking through the hand

Taking a closer look at aspects of Are Vesterlid’s home reveals how the often silent architect spoke through his drawings and built work.     Would you live in a house of your own making? This question, often posed to architects, was clearly answered by…

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…

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…

Work with what is there

In the backseat of the jeep. The pile of timber seems custom designed to fit the car. On the other side of the stack, father and son are talking in German to Knut Wold, driver of the jeep and current owner of the Sørum Farm.…