Unbuilt House



21 October – 6 November

Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo, Maridalsveien 29, Oslo

Organisers: Svingen Arkitektkontor and Holt O’Brien

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The UNBUILT HOUSE exhibition is a collection of 20 models of unrealized projects by emerging architecture studios in Oslo. The objective of the exhibition is to present the work of architects which is never seen and to show the importance of unbuilt work as a part of an architect’s professional development.

However sad it is when a project is cancelled it does not mean that the work is lost. Unbuilt projects can sometimes be even more influential in the development of a practise because of their uncompromising purity and single mindedness. Emerging offices are often still in the process of defining who they are and what they do, this makes unbuilt work all the more important in their development. This is why we have focused on emerging practises in this exhibition.

The participating offices are: Hesselbrand, Solveig Lønseth & Vilhelm Christensen,Helling Arkitekter, Powwow Arkitekter, KOHT Arkitekter, HALLSTEIN, Natowa Architects, Jonas Gunerius Larsen, Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects, Arkitekt Atle Leira, Kolab Architects, Steinlia, Austigard Arkitektur, Zeuthen + Stjern, Ekberg Lous Arkitekter, Studio Lon, bastark, Kastler Skjeseth Architects, Holt O’Brien, Svingen Arkitektkontor.

Svingen Arkitektkontor was established in 2016 and works on a wide variety of projects. Our goal is to develop architecture through building. The office consists of architects from different parts of the world and we use this difference in cultural background to gain a new perspective on our projects. Read more.

Holt O’Brien is an Oslo based research and design studio started in 2017 by Betina Holt Haraldsen and Colm O’Brien. The studio works on all scales from 1:1 detail design to urban and regional planning. The focus of all of Holt O’Brien’s work is a deeper understanding of our built environment to help design projects which better respond to the climatic and social challenges facing us today. Read more.

Supported by Arts Council Norway and Arkitektenes Fagforbund.

The event may be photographed/filmed.