Interrail 2013 First Stop Denmark

Interrail 2013

It’s an amazing feeling to carry everything you need in your backpack and then go travel the world. When I was young I brought my mattress and sleeping bag and slept anywhere and anytime. But traveling with this wonderful crowd *sleeping* must be part of the plan… Therefore we rent private houses via Airbnb , which is an enjoyable and affordable alternative. The following pictures are from the home that … 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 Postcard From Tuscany

view from the bathroom window

I don´t know what it is with the Villa Albertina. Perhaps it is the well proportioned airy rooms. The arcade which provide welcome shade on hot summer days. The protective layer of vines on the venerable facade. The outdoor areas with room for ball games, sunbathing, swimming, a swing, and a clothes line for wet towels. Or my personal favorite; a hammock in a quiet corner of the garden. Or … 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

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