The new book ‘Planetveien 12’ investigates one of the most significant buildings in Norwegian twentieth century architecture; the Korsmo House.
The Korsmo House, Oslo 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.
Planetveien 12, by Elisabeth Tostrup, discusses the location of this architectural icon, the house’s many incarnations, the biographies of the architect and the Korsmo couple’s visit to America where they met Hugo Weber, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder and, significantly, Ray and Charles Eames.
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.
US Book Launch: October 21st.