The spectacular main hall of Oslo City Hall, which might feel severe if it weren’t so richly patterned, is the venue for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony every year.
Oslo’s City Hall is, hands down, my favorite building of this trip. Architects Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson were selected in 1918, the design was finalized in 1930, and the building was finally completed in 1950. It seems to have been worth the wait. More on this soon...
Trying to catch up on my last trip before the next one. Here’s a design museum in Tokyo conceived by Tadeo Ando and #IsseyMiyake , in which one recent installation was fake capsule hotel, for tourists (like me) who want that experience, but actually don’t. #tadaoando #tokyo #archidaily
Yesterday I had a tour of one of my very favorite buildings in the world, the Sheats-Goldstein Residence by John Lautner. It was just as thrilling as the first time I visited, in 2003, when, not wanting to be invasive and not realizing that it was probably one of the most photographed buildings in California, I didn't bring a camera and didn't take a single picture. This time, I made up for it! #architecture