Writing through Building and Building through Writing

It’s the 1960s, and Christian Norberg-Schulz is about to become one of the most influential architectural theorists in post-war Europe. While designing a private house for one of the most important Norwegian post-war modernist painters, Jakob Weidemann, his architectural thinking is starting to take shape…

OBOS & Husbanken – Social Housing in Oslo

As described by the Oxford dictionary social housing is, “Housing provided for people on low incomes or with particular needs by government agencies or non-profit organizations.” But we haven’t always had social housing. In fact it was only until the industrial revolution that many European countries…

Lund & Slaatto. Villa Lund

Although St. Hallvard Church and Chateau Neuf are the most famous buildings of Lund & Slaatto, the office designed several interesting private houses. Most of them are located in the outskirts of Oslo. This project was designed by and for Kjell Lund, and has different…

Terje Moe. Kube Hus – Terje Moe Hus

The house built on Bygdøy, Oslo, is a reverence to Terje Moe’s ideology of habitation. The ‘Kube hus’, as the house is called, was built in 1977. Moe constructed the building himself in one-year. Regarding this, he states: “Much of the work had to be…