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.…

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…

Hypnotising Centres of the War Space

The only very recent advancements in aviation and long-range artillery, massively changed the nature of the architecture within the military space and the war zone. What was once the simple geometric organisation of the landscape with its ditches, embankments, towers and zigzag trenches, no longer…

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…