2012 in review

January 2, 2013

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


2010 in review

January 5, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 34 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 63 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 68mb. That’s about a picture per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 23rd with 63 views. The most popular post that day was semi-structured interviews.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were bergenarkitektskole.no, basdiplom2010.blogspot.com, slashingtongue.com, criceland.blogspot.com, and aalesundifremtiden.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for small town urbanism, diploma sketch, diploma, “norwegian architecture policy”, and curiosities.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


semi-structured interviews March 2010


Small town urbanism June 2010


Confrontation II: core issues April 2010


Diploma Sketch February 2010


Gossip Town May 2010

MAY 25TH 2010

From my list for this to do this week, this mapping is the least obvious/most silly – and therefor I will share it with you.

The items pictured below are things that appeared in the `discontinuity´ post in one my the transect walks.

Here is a picture from the diploma exhibiton. The curiosities speak for themselves, but does the project speak for the curiosities? I´m not so sure…


October 6, 2010

Dedicated to Ron

Did anyone say blogtoilet? Ok. Here follows a series of unpublished blogposts, in the search of recollecting the full spectre of my process.

Original text coloured gray, retrospective thoughts coloured red.

Hello again.

For some time I thought this blog was getting irrelevant to my actual diploma project, so I left it silent for a long time. I was wrong! This blog may be a meta-project parallel to the actual built project, but it is still a cumulative collection of thoughts in it´s own right. And that collection of thoughts is inseparable from my finally distilled material (at least, it should be).

When my diploma tutor Ron at some point advised me to not be so pretensious and use the blog as a trashcan/toilet, I stopped blogging. I intended the opposite – to be a collection of good stuff. Well, I´m flushing that attitude down the drain now. Since the beginning I´ve seen my  diploma project as a processual investigation, a search for the right questions rather than the obvious answers. It was an intense roller-coaster ride that culminated into the project “Walk in the woods”. It did not go well. What went wrong?

Well, I got lost in my project and forgot about this basic principle. Although the “Walk in the woods” exhibition is history, my project is not limited to a physical representation. My project is a process of learning, and does not stop with failure…My gut feeling tells me there´s been some good things going on in the project that think I failed to communicate in the end. Maybe looking through the trashcan´ again will sort things out differently?

Small town urbanism

June 1, 2010

According to Laagendalsposten & NRK, the local mall “Stortorvet” – wich I referred to in a recent blogpost – is now officially voted as the 6th ugliest building in Norway.


This sure fires off a local debate on urban development of K, but I suspect it limits itself to a new coat of paint to tone the embarrisment down.

So, is this the new face of Norwegian small towns?


May 31, 2010

…was an immense relief! Plenty has happened since C.II and I´m finally having fun again.

Our “Placemaking” group had great discussions on thursday followed by valuable input from tutors Arild & Camilla on friday. The principal idea is in place,

and I´m currently playing with  8+ sites & programs which are to defined within this week.