New book about the AHO building

New book about the AHO building

Pax Forlag has released the 20th. issue of asBUILT about the AHO school building.

Essay by Karl Otto Ellefsen
Editor: Dagfinn Sagen
The book is in English. 416 pages.

asBUILT 20
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
Architect: Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects

In 2001 the Oslo School of Architecture and Design relocated to an 1930s industrial complex, following an open competition in 1998. Rather than over-designing an objectified architecture, Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter aimed at creating "a school where the architecture steps back". As Einar jarmund stated: "The students should be the focus of a school. When you are at school you should notice the openess and transparency, not pretty architectural details."

In his essay professor Karl Otto Ellefsen, the former rector at AHO, explores how historical and contemporary architecture schools have formed students as well as their ideas. He further invesigates how the new AHO building "does not step back", whilst discussing this process of transformation as an act of experimental preservation. 2019 marks AHO`s 75th anniversary. Since 2001 the building in Maridalsveien 29 has been, and continues to be, a point of reference and inspiration for its students.

This volume documents the history and design process of the building, and presents a complete set of the architects drawings.
The book is now for sale at the AHO Info Desk in addition to Pax, Tanum and Norli.

Special price at AHO Info Desk: 300,- (ord. price 399,-)