Tag: Oslo

Erling Viksjø. Høyblokken – 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…

Andreas Bjerke, Georg Eliassen. Kristiania Elektrisitetsverk’s Administration Building – Oslo Lysverkenes Administrasjonsbygning & Krogh-salen

Built in 1931 in Soli plass, the red brick building exhibits a certain austerity in its character. Designed by the Norwegian architects Andreas Bjerke and Georg Eliassen, who won the competition for Kristiania Elektrisitetsverk’s Administration Building in 1917, it is a splendid example of monumental neoclassic…

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.…

HRTB architects. 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…