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Why Snøhetta's "A House to Die In" Is One of Norway's Most Controversial Construction Projects

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Inside the Design of Norway?s Most Controversial Building."

Rendering of proposed design for A House to Die In, as seen ascending the hill. Image © MIR and Snøhetta

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Inside the Design of Norway?s Most Controversial Building."The sun is setting fast over a half-frozen hill about five miles west of Oslo. Named Kikkut after a now-demolished villa, the site neighbors Ekely, the old estate of Edvard Munch (itself now half razed), and save for some graffiti-covered detritus and an early crop of spring wildflowers, its peak is totally barren. Squinting northward to Munch?s Winter Atelier some 500 feet in the distance, it?s hard to believe this is the proposed site for A House to Die In: one of the most controversial building proposals in recent Norwegian history.The brainchild of Norway?s enfant terrible artist Bjarne Melgaard, the proposal for ?A House to Die In? is a luminescent, UFO-like living sculpture that doubles as a studio and home for Melgaard and his parents. With financial backing from two of the most powerful property developers in the country, the Selvaags and Sealbay A/S?longterm friends of the artist who also supplied the plot of land on the outskirts of the city?the Oslo-based Melgaard approached local Norwegian firm Snøhetta in 2011 with his idea for a combined artwork, studio?and final resting place. ...
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