Inspiration – What is it and How To Induce It?

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You are watching a pretty picture while listening to some music that moves you. Suddenly it is as if time stands still and you enter into a different state of mind. You are inspired! We all experience flashes of inspiration from time to time. Time stands still and somehow we enter a state of inspiration. But what exactly is inspiration? Inspiration is characterized by the urge to create! You are … Continue reading

The Definition of Architecture

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Architecture is… difficult to define, and even architects get confused when asked to come up with an unambiguous definition. If you are looking for an answer with two lines underneath, you might find it here (or not). Whether your first association is: “architecture is… fancy modern building-design”, or “… the collective human heritage of built environments throughout the world” you might reconsider. This is an attempt to explore the wealth … Continue reading

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

What started out as a structural blunder turned out to be the pride and joy of Pisa (partly reposted). It’s always nice to reminisce about bygone experiences, and especially when the Norwegian winter is lurking around every corner and seems everlasting. Last year the family lived in Pisa, Italy, and we had the magnificent bell tower of marble five minutes away from our home. (There were taken a few pictures … Continue reading

My Wrinkled Résumé

My Wrinkled Résumé

Introduction A CV is a kind of reverse biography, where you start with today’s bravado and work your way backward. Under the presumption that older = less relevant, work related milestones are listed, mixed with a suitable dosage of personal interests and volunteer work. The person as a whole has little to do with it, since we exclusively present the sunny version of ourselves. For example, you would not reveal … Continue reading

We’re building a new house, how do we make it our dream home?

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Ask the architect: Hello, we’re a family of six planning to move out of our current home once we’ve built a new house in the garden. Could you give us some advice on what we should be aware of in this situation? How do we turn it into our dream home? Answer: Planning and building a house from scratch gives you a unique opportunity to get it just the way … Continue reading

One Story Extension With a Twist

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“We are really satisfied with the result. The living room is lovely, the hallway is large and spacious, and our son loves his new big room.” says Silje and Thorstein to a responsive and happy architect! It is actually the most important thing in my industry, to have users who are satisfied with the result. After a year of planning, getting permits, and hiring contractors, and then a 6 months … Continue reading

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