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

One Story Extension With a Twist

Addon with a twist

“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

Home Sweet Home Improvement II

new kitchen floor plan sketch

Since I posted this post last September, listing our home improvement to-do list, few things have actually happened in our home (well, tons of things have happened, however, not so much home improvement-wise), but there has been some development on paper… The Garden Project The family room in the garden is taking shape with the new protective wall. This will not only make our garden more private, but contains a … Continue reading

Home Sweet Home Improvement

Home Sweet Home Improvement

After an adventurous year in Italy we’re back in our hometown, Trondheim, getting ready for some serious home improvement. Our house has been rented out to a bunch of young males, and you can’t say that it has improved much this past year. On the contrary, the weak spots were practically screaming towards us upon our return… Even though we have been quite happy to have a break from the … Continue reading

A Flexible (Semi) Detached Extension

A Flexible Semi Detached Extension

Hurray! We just got the principal permit for my second project as an independent architect! This project was a bit of a nut to crack. The starting point was the house on the picture to the left, from the 80´s, with a steeply slanted roof. The owners are a family of five, with two adults and three teenagers, who have long since outgrown their house. The idea is that the … Continue reading

10 Reasons for Hiring an Architect

10 reasons

“Why hire an architect?” you might ask yourself… According to prejudice only the rich can afford them, and only the less creative really need them anyway. Reason no. 1: You Have Plans For Your House The most obvious reason for hiring an architect is that you have plans to build or rebuild your house, because it no longer meets your needs. If this isn’t already a good enough reason for … Continue reading

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