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…

Bjart Mohr – An Era

Bjart Mohr is a Norwegian architect born in Oslo on November 25, 1925. He studied in Oslo’s State Architectural Course in 1951. Although he maintained a solo practice office during his career, his production is large and prolific. Mohr is an interesting Norwegian architect quite…

Sverre Fehn. Villa Schreiner

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.…