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Planetveien 12: The Korsmo House – A Scandinavian Icon

Författare: Tostrup Elisabeth

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The Korsmo House, 1955, is an icon of modern Scandinavian architecture an experimental house that has been frequently published in magazines and architecture anthologies. A few years ago a jury elected the house as one of the ten most significant buildings in Norwegian twentieth century architecture. The original owner, Grete Prytz Kittelsen (earlier Korsmo) lived in the house until she passed away in 2010. The house is now listed for preservation.

Arne Korsmo (1900 1968) was a prominent Norwegian architect, best-known for a large number of functionalist buildings and interiors made in the 1930s. Also a renowned exhibition architect and product designer, Korsmo was highly-esteemed as a post-war teacher of architecture and interior design. Scandinavian Design is subject to increasing interest worldwide and with it so is the Korsmo House.

“Planetveien 12” discusses the location of this architectural icon, the house´s many incarnations, the biographies of the architect and the Korsmo couples visit to America where they met Hugo Weber, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder and, significantly, Ray and Charles Eames.

The book also details Korsmo´s other projects and his teaching careeer, alongside detailed plans from inception and a full photographic essay about the finished house. The author, Elisabeth Tostrup, is an architect and professor at the Oslo School of Architecture.


Författare: Tostrup Elisabeth

Art nummer: 6148784

Utgivningsår: 2014

Utgivare: Artifice Books on Architecture

ISBN: 9781908967480

Antal sidor: 192

Kategori: Bio/monografier