Ane shows us the project she is working on at J
We visit the Opera, by Oslo firm Snøhetta.The building is a wonderful public platform that rises from the fjord. We spent most of our time there walking around the sculpted landscape, admiring the discreet silhouette of the building and the way it meets the water.
On to the National Museum of Architecture, a renovation and addition by Sverre Fehn. After a few months of contemplation: I think this space is my favorite in Oslo. It seems we planned our day perfectly: after leaving the Opera by Snøhetta, we discovered their work on exhibition at the museum. Unfortunately I think the exhibition design by Snøhetta really detracted from the main exhibition space. I don't think Sverre would have approved Also, I was disappointed to see small trees and mounds of grass planted in front of the beautiful panes of glass on the exterior. To compare, I've included a picture from when I visited the museum in the fall (pre-trees).
Snøhetta folding. This image is for UW professors Wyn Bielaska and Nicole Huber- who will forever pop into my mind when I think of 'architectural folding'.