A plan for Ammerud

  The post-war satellite town built during the housing crisis after the Second World War, that shows a variety in housing under a system of cooperative homeownership. The politics of ownership 1. Aerial View of Ammerud Norway faced an acute need for housing after the…

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…

Wenche Selmer. Domestic architecture

by Alberto Ballesteros Barea and Veronica Gallina Wenche Selmer (1920-1998) was a Norwegian female architect, who mainly focused her work on residential programs. All her projects are small-scale based, either individual houses or small summer residences and cabins. The aim of our analysis was to…

Villa Stenersen, from a designer point of view

Villa Stenersen, designed and built by Arne Korsmo for the financier and art lover Rolf M. Stenersen, is considered as one of the main works of Norwegian modernist architecture. This project underlines the pioneer and internationally oriented architect that Arne Korsmo was, and it highlights…