House Viewing

27 April 2018–18 November 2018

The National Museum – Architecture

Efficiently planned 2-room residential exhibition with excellent views

During the early 2000s, Oslo became one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. New apartment buildings began rising ever faster and higher, and in ever denser configurations. With its exploration of residential projects planned and realised in the capital over the past ten to fifteen years, the exhibition focuses on standards of urban living.

How do outdoor areas, neighbourhood structures, access to daylight, and the layout of individual apartments affect our quality of life? The exhibition exposes the links between politics, regulatory mechanisms, and architecture, with further reference to cities such as Copenhagen and Vienna.

"House Viewing" stands in dialogue with our revamped presentation of material from the collection, "Housing Design". Together, the two exhibitions invite us to reflect on how housing ideals and regulatory frameworks in Norway have changed over the years.