Past and Present Paths has been an exploration of the role of architecture in preserving and promoting Norwegian cultural heritage sites away from the centralized museums. Kaupang is the site of one of the greatest Viking finds in Norwegian history. My diploma has resulted in a wandering path with one of the stops being a new museum for the area. This project is just an example of how one can activate a historical node. The architecture is being used to help visualize and experience both the landscape and the history of the place. Thus, making the visitors experience history where it happened, and walk in the Vikings footsteps instead of looking at glass boxes in a centralized museums. This could also be a start of a new national route that could tie together more of these historical nodes.
Past and Present Paths
Associate professor APP/ architect
(Tønsberg, NO). Born i 1976. Graduated from Bergen School of Architecture(BAS) in 2002. The diploma thesis UBO02(Sondresen/Ruud) was exhibited at Norsk Form in 2003, and published in The Norwegian Architectural Review the same year. Teacher and Diploma supervisor at BAS from 2002. Guest teacher and appointed examiner at NTNU(Trondheim) 2008-2014. Worked as Chief Architect in the Norwegian State Housing Bank, Hammerfest region, 2004-2005. Architect at Ola Roald Architecture 2005-2010. Founded his own practice ARK-TELLUS in 2011 with Eivind Hanch-Hansen. Has written several articles and lectured on the topic of architecture and pedagogy i Norway, Denmark and Finland. Experiance as performing arcitect for large and small projects in all phases.
Most of my artistic work is situational. I work mostly with light, - light touching, form and space. This has resulted in a number of «light installations» interior and exterior. I work mainly with site based ideas; content and character.
Materials are chosen according to the idea and in relation to the site.My choice of materials is unlimited;anything from traditional materials to building- or natural materials.
The light can be natural or a variety of artificial light.
The situations can be either small or large but always with one or another form of energy.My main focus is on relativity of space/form/light with a versatility.
Light and space relativity is common to all my works.
I am fascinated by light, yet not necessarily limited to the colour white whenever the situation requires something else.
– Experiencing history where it happened
A wandering path and development of the historical Kaupang area.