Wood as building material

Instead of making building materials from resources that are only available in limited quantities on this planet, we can literally “grow” our buildings in the forest ???? A tree binds large amounts of CO2 (approx. 900 kg / m3) during its entire lifespan. A tree also produces oxygen – which most living creatures need for […]

Renewable energy (sources)


As alternative energy sources (renewable), it is possible to use locally produced energy to provide it for the building. There are for example: SUNenergy (both electric and thermal) WINDenergy BIOenergy (firewood, pellets, chips) EARTHwarmth (W-W-thermal pump)   ENERGY CIRCUIT … We turn our backs on the sunand knocks coal out of the rock.We turn our […]


Sol + kompass

The compass is as important a tool for the architect as the pencil 🙂 SUN has in most times influenced human settlements. When we for ex. see the valleys in southern Norway, which go in a north-south direction, most settlements have been on the east side of the valley, or even more preferably a valley […]



Before approaching sustainable architecture, it is important to be clear about what the concept of “sustainability” contain: What does “sustainable” mean? The origin of the word probably comes from the German expression “nachhaltig”. The word has its roots in the verb “nachhalten” (“anhalten”) which means “for a longer time lasting” (persistent). Nature has only “persistent” […]

The sun sends no bills

On my travels in Norway, I have discovered something you see in almost every valley and which is still very relevant: Where are most of the old settlements? I followed my discoveries both in nature and on the map, it is clear that the first people who came to the Nordics chose to live in […]

Ways to a healthy building

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Hundreds of books about housing and health have been written, lectures given, research projects carried out and laws passed by the state – yet there were and are many people who are ill in buildings in which they have lived and worked and there are people who experience an improvement in their wellbeing moving or […]