How do children meet our architecture as a subject and a learning arena?

The Sverre Fehn Day is a professional arrangement at the Ivar Aasen Yard linked to Sverre Fehn’s birthday 14 August. 

Since architecture is now a subject in school (6-15), experienced professionals holding various positions will talk what experiences people have had with the subject and what are its possibilities. The actual physical layout of school has been the object of changing ideals over time and most teaching takes place in a built environment that has to function through these changing ideals.  The media and periodicals present the latest pedagogical fashion (open plan schools, digital learning, whatever), but how long do they last? As well as having this professional aspect, the day is intended to serve as a social meeting point towards the end of summer.

3-3 Sverre fehn-dagen
Friday 12 - Saturday 13.08.2011 When
Ørsta, Ivar Aasen tunet Where
Helge Aarset, 70270850/ 90059168, Contact
SPOR: Norwegian architecture 2005-2010

The exhibition presents new Norwegian architecture. SPOR: Norwegian architecture 2005-2010 shows the qualities of individual works and points out development trends of social significance.  The works selected range from the small lay-by and private housing via building complexes with infrastructure to the major town transformations of recent years. By using various types of presentation and new media, the exhibition manages to communicate a composite picture of recent years’ Norwegian architecture both at home and abroad. 

The exhibition is the seventh in a series on contemporary architecture from 1968 to today. By presenting and problematising excerpts from all of the six previous exhibitions, this year’s exhibition also embraces the growth of today’s internationally recognised Norwegian architecture.

Juvet landskapshotell@Jiri Havran
Friday 06.05-Sunday 21.08.2011 When
Nasjonalmuseet-Arkitektur, Bankplassen 3 Where

In the Culture Quarter in Ålesund, in the space between the Jugendstil Centre and the art museum KUBE with a view of the sound and Fjellstua a wicket hay barn is being built. This is a traditional style of construction in a highly unusual setting. It is a flexible building system, making effective use of the building material.

Hay barns in Sunnmøre are made of crooked and curved wood to whatever size you need. We build a three-frame structure and cover it with a glass roof, as big, as high and elaborate as the material will allow. 

Photo: Asgeir Kvernberg

1-2 Grindløe
Sunday 15.05-Saturday 13.08.2011 When
Ålesund Where
Jon Eirik Jerve, 92046630, Contact
Vestfold summer pavilion

An installation in an open space in town that arouses the curiosity of passers-by and enhances awareness around the theme architecture.

The installation shall give an exciting experience of space, light and shadow. Made of wood, it will be clothed in wooden sheeting with laser-cut openings.  Artists and architects from the county will be invited to hold exhibitions/presentations in the pavilion.

The installation will be in place for four to five weeks during the summer and will be three by five metres in size.

Partner: Velle Utvikling

05_VAF sommerpaviljong_Illustrasjon-1
Friday 01.07-Thursday 01.09.2011 When
Horten, Tønsberg, Sandefjord, Larvik Where
Giulio Torracchi tlf: 45278543 Contact
The Day of Architecture 2011

23 SEPTEMBER 2011                                                     VULKAN, OSLO


Today’s architecture is expected to respond to an increasing array of environmental, social, cultural and political challenges. This growing societal focus is bringing forth a new understanding of how architecture is discussed, how it’s produced and on which areas it has an effect. Through three themes, communication, exchange and participation, the National Association of Norwegian Architects 100th anniversary conference will shed light on new types of architectural responses, not focusing on appearance but architecture’s ability perform.

The conference will bring forward architects, researchers and others who are expanding the way architecture is communicated, produced and exchanged. By presenting innovative projects and discussing new approaches, this year’s contributors will share their visions on how the architects of tomorrow can put new knowledge into form that gives architecture the relevance and effect the society of today and tomorrow needs.




Knut Olav Åmås, editor, Aftenposten



Teddy Cruz

Eyal Weizman, Goldsmiths, University of London

Doina Petrescu

Moderator: Markus Miessen



Jeffrey Inaba, C-lab, Columbia University

Craig Dykers, Snøhetta

Kristina Jordt Adsersen, Mutopia

Moderator: Carson Chan



Grete Kvinnesland, City of Stavanger

Bijoy Jain, Studio Mumbai

Daniel Dendra, OpenSimSim

Moderator: Tina di Carlo


Closing debate with Tina di Carlo, Markus Miessen and Carson Chan. Moderated by Ingerid Helsing Almaas, editor of Arkitektur N.




organized by

The Year of Architecture is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Association of Norwegian Architects

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