Speaking through the hand

Taking a closer look at aspects of Are Vesterlid’s home reveals how the often silent architect spoke through his drawings and built work.     Would you live in a house of your own making? This question, often posed to architects, was clearly answered by…

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…

Lambertseter, an emblem of Norwegianess

Perhaps we can simply say that a certain receptiveness to international planning ideas is a distinguishing feature of Nordic urban development (…) [for example] England’s New Towns were held up as ideals and adapted to the nature of suburbs like Lambertseter 1 Describing the Norwegian…

Villa Schreiner by Sverre Fehn

I am standing in front of a wooden facade that is one story high and has no openings. There is only one door and a roof that protects from any kind of weather, like today’s rain. Villa Schreiner seems to be completely closed from the outside.…

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…