Henie Onstad Kunstsenter – A mysterious plan

The archive holding the initial drawings for Henie Onstad Kunstsenter is lost, the only documents remaining are plans, an interview published in Byggekunst and some pictures. With only a few explanations about the design of the exhibitions rooms, the experimental plan appears like a mystery.…

The Ornamental Potential of Concrete

Elkemhuset, designed by architect Erling Viksjø, is a remarkable building for its experimental use of material. When its construction was initiated in the 1960s the use of aluminium as a facade material and silicon metal as an aggregate in concrete was considered pioneering within Europe.1…