Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Modern Norwegian Architecture



Modern Norwegian Architecture, at the Benaki Museum, Pireos Street.


Local Cultural Institutions




Campfire spot for children (naturally impregnated pine heartwood, oak)

A little pavilion provides shelter for kindergarten children. A functional installation using surplus materials from a nearby construction project.




Nighttime.




Tubaloon (pvc cloth and steel frame)

Every summer this temporary pavilion creates a stage facility at Kirketorget - a central public square in Kongsberg. This sculpturally unusual form in untraditional materials has become a signature for the city's jazz festival.




seen from a different angle




The Lantern    (Floor - poured concrete; columns - solid untreated oak; roof construction - laminated pine; fittings - steel; roof - laminated glass, silk screened)





A continuation of the traditional gable roof form, this is a superstructure for urban space in Sandnes, one of its functions being for use in an outdoor market square.





New Holmenkollen Ski Jump





A steel structure that has become a national symbol.




The Norwegian Opera and Ballet.

Situated in the Bjorvika Harvour area, the opera roof has become an essential urban public space in Oslo




inside




The Hamsun Centre

At Hamaroy where Knut Hamsun grew up












Petter Dass Museum 

The architects cut out a slice out of a ridge in order to build this museum which is located near the medieval church at Alstanhaug where Petter Dass was pastor from 1689 to 1707.




Halden Prison

The division into small units and the design of the landscape help to create more of a normal and everyday situation for the inmates.




Svalbard Global Seed Vault





The seed vault was built to store plant seeds from gene banks worldwide maintaining the seed reserves in deep botanical hibernation.


National Tourist Routes in Norway



Akkarvikodden





Gudbrandsjuvet

A place to stop and admire the view.


Norwegian Architecture Abroad




Element House




The pavillion is part of an art park - a spot for contemplation, resting and admiring the view.





The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu


Old Within New



The National Museum - Architecture





A new exhibition pavilion supplements the old bank building which was built in 1830.




Unfortunately I did not record what this building is. We saw something similar, a traditional building within a new one, in Potsdamer Square in Berlin.


Single houses



Cabin Haugen





Simplicity and quality using solid wood




at night




Farm House Dalaker/Galta





the inside, featuring an Isamu Noguchi coffee table




one more view of this fantastic house




Villa Borgen/Nielsen

This villa is built in a housing estate (!)




the living area on the ground floor


Apartment buildings



Storelva Project

A minimal energy consumption project.



Education



Bjornholt Upper Secondary School





total transparency




and about what that all glass classroom, suspended in the air?




Tangen Polytechnic

The school is close to the Otra river, in Kristaansand.




The foyers function as meeting places for the students.



2 comments:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Scott, and your kind remarks. It's always exciting making connections with different art works. I love the Paul Klee painting.

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