Crisis and Opportunity: Restrictions on Post-War Building

Three responses to the regulations: shrinking, reusing, overlaying.   As a result of its dispersed population and relatively poor economic standing, Norwegian architecture was not dictated by the stylistic changes that governed the architecture of continental Europe. Architectural innovation in Norway was typically seen through…

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…

MORTENSRUD KIRKE

Jensen & Skodovin Architects (1998 – 2002)   You can find this wonderful church a short walk away from the little village of Mortensrud, in the outskirts of Oslo. If you didn’t know it is there, it is possible you would walk by without taking…