Tag: sverre fehn

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…

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.…

Sverre Fehn. Hedmarksmuseet – Above & Below

When visiting Sverre Fehn’s Hedmarksmuseet as part of a studio trip, and after recalling on the excursion, I was able to understand the true spatial experience offered by this place. As an example of rehabilitation, this museum truly harmonizes the old barn with its added structure and…

Sverre Fehn. Skådalen Skole

In the 70s Sverre Fehn planned a school for deaf children’s in the area of Skådalen at Holmenkollåsen in Oslo. The complex is only 20 minutes from the City centre by subway yet it feels completely immersed in nature. The program is split up in…