Bakgård: August 2010              

SANAA Guest Lecture At AHO

The guy in the black suit will visit our school to have a lecture. Should be great as he is young, looks relaxed and works for SANAA, most recently with the Venice Biennale. Wonder what joke he'll open his lecture with.

Thursday the 2nd of September at 1 PM, AHO large auditorium. More info here.

Zollverein Kubus by SANAA


Library in Barcelona by RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes.


Cool technique putting together photos just like in the movie below. Might do that myself for a project.

Yung Ho Chang

Yung Ho Chang, a behemoth within the Chinese architectural realm, talks about China. Have a look at the introduction to the talkhere, as well.

Standby Barcelona

Fancy architecture. Fancier bikers.

Code 46 Q&A

A thriller/love story set in the near future, Code 46 portrays a dauntingly possible future world of gated urban-city states and desert slums, extrapolated from contemporary urban reality and a collage of Dubai, Shanghai and the Jubilee Line. The screening was followed by a Q&A between Director, Michael Winterbottom, Production Designer, Mark Tildesley, and Geoff Manuagh of BLDGBLOG.

Faux Pas

Architects at it here about what's preferred within architecture in Norway. Wonder what the masses want?

Exporting Norwegian Architecture

What's more interesting with this is that it touches upon the topic of identity. How do you architecturally export an identity? Ready, set, export!

World Architects

World Architects recently updated their site - along with the other countries connected to it. It looks great and is more readable. A must bookmark for all in the architectural realm. Check it out and bookmark it.

You best be looking at the Scandinavians as well.

National Association of Norwegian Architects

Head over to the Facebook-page here for updates. And remember to Like it! Hopefully it will become a lively forum for architects and alike.


Pretty neat Sim City-like infographics.

Our House

Tune from way back, Our House by Madness. Have a great weekend guys.


The Belly Of An Architect launches another website named Nowherescape. Check it out.

Vincent Fournier

Great photos by Vincent Fournier.

Dieter Rams

If he would do architecture instead, fantastic structures would come about. I'll put money on it.

The Conversation Series

Renowned critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist sits down with Dutch avant-garde architect and paradigm-shifting intellectual, Rem Koolhaas, for a discussion of Koolhaas's work in China, his designs for Prada, architecture as metaphor, and the development of urbanism in the slipstream of globalization. Buy the book here.

1st Day Of School

Starting of with a clean, fresh studio. I'm taking this course. We were going on a trip to NYC, but due to cutbacks it's not happening. Bummer!

Øya Festival Day 1

LOTS of rain.

The French band Air.


Finally, the sun came out

Knock On Wood

Stop by DogA and check out this exhibiton. Pine is back!


The Rock Museum in Trondheim opened yesterday. Architects: Pir II. Read more about it here and here.

Richard Hardy

Super wonderful video produced by recent Bartlett graduate Richard Hardy. Spotted over at BLDGBLOG.

Beer Taps At School

We got beer taps in the school foyer. How cool is that.


There's nine parts to this on youtube. You have to check them out. Following text is clipped from youtube.

Koyaanisqatsi, also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse photography of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means 'crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living', and the film implies that modern humanity is living in such a way. The film is the first in the Qatsi trilogy of films: it is followed by Powaqqatsi (1988) and Naqoyqatsi (2002). The trilogy depicts different aspects of the relationship between humans, nature, and technology. Koyaanisqatsi is the best known of the trilogy and is considered a cult film.

Einar Hagem

Interview with Einar Hagem here.