Hidden Exteriors

By Michal Piotr Starzynski and Edyta Filipczak Our exploration focuses on Damstredet as a precious and under appreciated place. Damstredet is made up of diverse hidden exteriors that we consider as an inventory to be defined and described. Our goal is to find these spots—which…

Selmers’ Private House

An effortless environment to provide social equality? This essay is a contemporary reflection on Wenche and Jens Selmers’ private house built in 1963. It will investigate the house, not only in the context of modernism and traditional Norwegian architecture, but also a manifestation of equality,…

Oslo’s Ski Jumps

A retrospective on the persistent development of ski-jumping hills in Oslo, why there were so many, and why there are so few remaining.     It would be fair to assume that because of the vast variation in topography—including steep hillsides, alpine mountain peaks, and…

From Activism to Million-Dollar Cabins

The story of summer cabins at Lindøya begins with economical differences in Oslo around 1920. It all started when workers from Oslo rowed out to the islands and set up tents and cabins, to the great indignation of the bourgeoise.   In 1919, the 8-hour…