Cool Scandinavian Looks

Cool Scandinavian Looks

Scandinavian design is elegant, light, sparse, shows respect for natural materials, and is made with superb craftsmanship. Say “Scandinavian design” and most people visualize furniture,...
A Dialogue between a Brazilian and a Norwegian Architect

A Dialogue between a Brazilian and a Norwegian Architect

The Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn never met. Still there are surprising similarities between their respective oeuvres. An...
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Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo

Maihaugen in Lillehammer is Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo. The museum offers more than 200 buildings from different eras, superb cultural experiences,...
Art and culture in Norway

Art and Culture in Norway

After being a world power during the Viking Age, Norway went through various unions with and occupations by Denmark and Sweden until independence in...
Skiing on the Sunny Side in Norway

Skiing on the Sunny Side in Norway

It is the first run if the day, and the morning sun  glitters on the pristine, white blanket of new-fallen snow. From the top...
Norway’s Mining Past

Norway’s Mining Past

Allmannajuvet in Norway was once the center of Norway’s nascent zinc mining industry, a labor-intensive process that saw the ore dragged out of deep tunnels...
Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway

Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway

Five years after the shooting by Anders Breivik at Utøya in Norway, where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers, Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway has...
Suburban Oslo

Suburban Oslo

Contemporary Oslo, the capital of Norway, has an annual population growth of circa 2% and viewed in a Norwegian perspective, it is growing faster...

Christmas Mood in Oslo

The festive season is here and if you’re still feeling a little Bah! about it, there’s still plenty to enjoy in downtown Oslo. Christmas streets,...
Airport if the future

Airport of the Future

Two Norwegian architect companies gain international attention for their plans for one of the biggest airports in the world, Istanbul New Airport. A trio, consisting...

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