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…

Forum Arkitekter. The Hardanger Bridge

– A breathtaking domestication of nature – For a long time, the Norwegian word for road, vei, was not understood as we do today. We regard a road as a long piece of hard ground where a vehicle can drive on.1 However, until the Middle…

A plan for Ammerud

  The post-war satellite town built during the housing crisis after the Second World War, that shows a variety in housing under a system of cooperative homeownership. The politics of ownership 1. Aerial View of Ammerud Norway faced an acute need for housing after the…

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…