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…

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…

Y-blokka. It is not just about the murals.

On the 22nd of July of 2011 two sequential terrorist attacks left 77 people dead and an inedible scar in Norway’s history. The Government Quarter was one of the two places where the event took place -nine people were killed by an explosion. Later, the…

Grünerløkka Studenthus

Grünerløkka Student house is part of the large student housing organisation of Oslo, SIO. It is located near the Akerselva river and two minutes away from Oslo school of architecture and design. Before being renovated as a student house by HRTB architects, this exact place used to…

Let there be light- Mortensrud Kirke  

Mortensrud Church is a unconventional and beautiful stone church- a nature cathedral where the architects have integrated nature in the construction of slate, glass and steel. What impressed me most about this church is its respect towards nature. According to Jensen & Skodvin Arkitekter, the architects…

Villa Stenersen: a place to experience the past

While walking along Tuengen Allé in Oslo you have the impression that you are in an ordinary Norwegian suburban residential area with nice wooden houses surrounded by gardens. You have that impression until you see a monumental white concrete and glass rectangle shape standing out…