Transforming Hauskvartalet

The corner of Hausmannsgate and Møllergata invites curiosity. Today, it stands with fading graffiti-clad walls, boarded up windows, and an Urbanium site office comfortably nestled around the corner – the neighbourhood is heavy with suggestion of urban transformation. Architecture is a mirror of dominant societal…

Surface as an Experiment

Empty, raw and misty space. Høyblokken. All is left is pure structure. The rough concrete ceilings, the colossal pilotis, the abstract sandblasted, wall-fixed art and the Conglo-concrete floor. No windows, partition walls, flooring, fixtures, air-ducts, furniture, equipment, office supplies and people. This “prenatal” version of the building, being…

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.…

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…

A symbol in Bjorvika

There is two ways to cross the 19 railroad tracks of the Oslo Central Station, either you run across the train rails, or you can use the Akrobaten pedestrian bridge that connects the old town to the newly developed area of the city facing the Oslo…