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The National Museum - Architecture

Four houses. Four women. Architecture by Beate Hølmebakk based on characters from literature

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Beate Hølmebakk’s Virginia series (1995–2000) consists of drawings and models for four houses based on interpretations of four female characters from literature. In the context of Norwegian architectural history, the meticulous pencil and pen-and-ink drawings are masterpieces within the genre of paper architecture and were purchased by the National Museum in 2020. ‘Paper architecture’ is a term used for projects that only exist as architectural drawings and were never intended to be built.

The National Museum - Architecture

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  2. Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
  3. Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
  4. Thursday11:00 - 19:00
  5. Friday11:00 - 17:00
  6. Saturday12:00 - 17:00
  7. Sunday12:00 - 17:00

Contact details

Bankplassen 3, 0130 Oslo
21 98 20 00