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PORTOFOLIO Ida Helen Skogstad 2017


1. CV 2. DIPLOMA PROJECT: ”Plants to make Prosfygika beautiful, stones to make her safe”. 3. COMPETITION ENTRY: ”kvist - en varmestue på fløyen” 4. HETEROTOPIA: BAS MASTER COURSE 2016: ”You, me us” 5. MOVE: BAS MASTER COURSE 2015: ”Hamar langs mjøsa” 6. BACHELOR PROJECT: ”Damsgård Silo” 7. Looking for the ”social” in ”social housing” (finding the secret garden) 8. Projecting and building courses (1) Tubakuba - a guesthouse at Fløyen, Bergen (2) Youth library - a new library departent at Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek (3) Knabben - a new playground at Nordnes, Bergen (TreStykker workshop)

Jeg er 27 år gammel, oppvokst på Otta. Bosatt i Bergen, og går siste året på Bergen Arkitekthøgskole. Jeg ser på meg selv som Positiv, glad, engasjert, imøtekommende, interessert, utadvendt og sosial. Jeg interesserer meg for Arkitektur, fotografi, kunst, matlaging, reise, kaffe, musikk. Kontaktinformasjon Adresse:

utdanning Bergen Arkitekthøgskole Master i Arkitektur

Universitetet i Bergen

2012 - 2017

Arkitekturhistorie 2011 Kunsthistorie 2011 Ex. Fac 2010 Ex. Phil 2010

Sund Folkehøgskole



Verv Bergen Arkitekhøgskole

Medlem av opptakskomité 2015

Arkitektenes Fagforbund

Stud. rep, Bergen Arkitekthøgskole

ENOVA Gründercamp

Veileder / jurymedlem 2014

Bergen Arkitekthøgskole

Prosjekteringsgruppe, TubaKuba

TreStykker 2013 Gudbrandsdal Videregående skole workshopdeltaker Allmenfaglig påbygging 2007-08 Kongsberg Jazzfestival Vinstra Vidaregåande Skule Vakt 2011 Medier og Kommunikasjon 2005-08 Soddjazz

Strandgaten 218 5004, Bergen

Jobb Bergen Arkitekthøgskole


Kaffemisjonen / Blom

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet


Biblioteksassistent 2014


Barista 2012-14 Barista 2010-12

Studentavisa Studvest

Fotograf 2010-12

USF Verftet, Kafé Kippers Servitør

Sund Folkehøgskole






Oppland Sosialistisk Ungdom

Kurs Bergen Arkitekthøgskole

Trekurs 2013

Konstnarens kollektivverkstad

Steinkurs 2013


Baristakurs, smakskurs 2012

Sund Folkehøgskole

Assistent, miljøarbeider 2009-10

Brannkurs 2010

Servicemedarbeider 2008-10

Kundebehandlingskurs 2008

Servicemedarbeider 2006


Opplysningen 1881

Hunderfossen Familiepark

Opplysningen 1881

Hunderfossen Familiepark



This project seeks to investigate on the potentials of Athens as a city transitioning from being a ”capital in crisis” to becoming a living city made by and for it´s inhabitants. Situated in one of very few modernist housing complexes in the centre of the city, the project aims to discuss how such a place - with it´s typology and location may become a resource in the Athenian urban landscape. The project is, rather than an absolute proposal, a speculation on how one may see this neighbourhood change, according to the hopes and needs of not only the community appropriating it - but for the city as a whole, learning from the city itself.


One of the world´s oled cities, Athens, is a city of monuments and temples. It is the birthplace of the ancient Agora, meaning “meeting place”, and the city was built surrounded by it´s hills, defining a hierarchy of the city´s layout.

In the thirties and the sixties, as the working migrants arrived to the city, the city had to expand, and there was an urgent need for housing

Built on Le Corbusier´s Dom-ino, the Polykatoikia (meaning “multi dwelling” was introduced as a solution to the housing crisis. This model enabled small land ownerd to sell their lots to constructors in change for the “best” apartments (on the highest floor, with a lot of light). Following a dense regulation plan, this model was applied to the whole city, and the thought behind it was democratic; it enabled anyone to become an apartment owner.

Unfortunately, being planned “in a hurry” the ci only a few quite formal squares, leaving no “in b Soon, the low storey housing around the hills wa making it a repetative and homogenous urban la

ity was completely densified with between” spaces for the public. as replaced by white, polykatoikias, andscape.

Today, Athens is a very car based city, giving minimum of space for soft travellers. The pavements - if being present at all, are usually as small as possible, not leaving room for sudden meetings. The “empty” lots in the city, which does have potential, have all been turned into informal parking lots, taking up most of the leftover space.

The social hierarchy is also quite visible, with the upper middle class living on the “top” of the city, and the migrants living in the lower apartments.

However, perhaps due to the ongoing crisis, the Athenians are seeming to react; as the lack of public space and the decay of the city is becoming more and more visible, spaces are being taken back and made into spaces of common ´- spaces made by and for the people engaging in it.

The production of common spaces in Athens seems to have become the new norm - and it might possibly the the beginning of a new way of re-thinking how the city is made and re-made by and for it´s dwellers.


Axonometric view of the neighbourhood, where three ”common spaces” has been transformed from being apartments to becoming a ”bakery”, a ”assembly room” and a infrastructure office - with only small changes and different furniture defining the rooms.


blocks buildt in vast landscape, disconnected from surroundings - a space of “otherness”.


blocks are inhabited and spaces in between are embraced - life folds out to surroundings.


3. blocks are suddenly surrounded by big buildings, and the relation to the city is cut off - again it becomes a space of otherness.


assembly space


common stuff






baking ovens


baking table

break room


2 toilet backdoor =entrance




infrastructure office/ petro´s bedroom


3 community food storage

natasha´s bedroom

The project




The community: opening up and making the buildings more porous

The neighbourhood: adding programs that relate to the surroundings.

The city: with the added programs and soft elements between the buildings, Prosfygika may become a resource for the whole city.

1a) desire to move within the building

movement within building is always vertical

by extending staircase, a horizontal axis is made

but if public programs are introduced, the entrance is equal for both residents and the city

plan third floor

Plan second floor

Plan first floor: dotted lines are common space and light blue is public

2a) stretching out

today buildings are closed off, surrounded by big buildings

but in stead of being introvert, programs are added to include surroundings

1 hopefully, by doing this, the thresholds are softened, and the blocks are easier to approach from the outside

The project introduces three programs into the buildings, that all relate to the surroundings: 1. A legal aid office 2. A common kitchen 3- A garden 4. A school for unemployed youth



Helena is a patient at the Agios Savvas Hospital, and has been in and out for periods of three weeks at a time due to intense treatment. The days at the hospital are long and exhausting, and there is not much to do aound, and besides the city it is too noisy. Helena wishes she could go to the mountain. She misses the fresh scent from the orange blossoms and the olive trees, but even though they´re right there, in the middle of the city, it´s still a twenty minute walk up a steep hill, which is a bit to fo far. At least until the treatment is over.


The last part of the project consists of additional elements placed in between the buildings, as negotiable elements that define the common space.: The ”aldo” playground, the ”conversation piece”, the stones (leading the way and showing where things are, and the table - all round and open - contradictory to the strict, rectangular shape the houses have.

section 1:100

plan 1:100

section 1:100

plan 1:100

section 1:100

plan 1:100

Situation map 1:400

The mini agora is really just a kiosk; the kiosks, (or the peripteros, which is greek for kiosk) in Athens has played an important role for the city´s public life. The first peripteros in Athens was introduced as the free press came, and has since been looked at as the ”people´s agora”. The peripteros has a recognizeable shape, and is small and easy to move. Consisting of a core that is two by two metres, and a roof that is three by three metres, the peripteros defines a suitable low key public space in a dense city like Athens. The last proposal is therefore a small kiosk that can be moved around between and around the buildings, and as a communicative element in the city. The idea is that it it a soft, recognizable element, allowing low key pop up events to happen. Or you can just relax and have a cup of coffee.

The ”mini agora” 1:1

KVIST Competition entry, varmestue på Fløyen

I skogen bak skomakerdiket er det noe som lyser. Det er et varmt lys, som liksom stråler ut, og gjennskinnet i vannet og i regnet får det til å se ut som et lite fyrverkeri. Det er Kvist - den nye varmestuen på Fløyen. Kvist stikker hodet ut mellom trærne, og ønsker deg velkommen opp. Det er en bygget en liten sti som er forsiktig hevet over bakken, som fører deg opp en slak bakke mellom trærne og inn i hyttens armer. Hytten omfavner deg; her er det ly for vinden og ly for regnet. Her kan du - enten du vil være ute, under tak, eller inne i varmen, sette deg ned og nyte nisten din, eller la deg friste av lukten av nystekte vafler, eller en kopp kakao. Kvist er et slags lite tun bestående av tre små bygg som alle er plassert på en plattform. Kvist strekker seg fra ut gjennom trærne mot Skomakerdiket og peker opp mot fløyfjellet og inn i den trolske skogen bak.

Situated between Existing Trees

Timber walkway

Existing Girillplass

Existing Shelter Skomakerdiket

Site Plan 1:500

Elevation 01

Section Aa

Floor Plan

COMPLEX CONTEXT Mastercourse autumn 2016

FOLLOWING THE RIVERS - FINDING THE BATH This project is looking at the city between the mountain and the fjord: Bergen, and the importance of water - the rivers as well as the rain - and how it has shaped the city as well as the way we live and move. To understand the city, we´ve walked up and down and mapped three different rivers on three different sites - ending up with focusing especially on one river in Møllendal, which is in development as the extention of the city core. The project is divided in two: 1) The story along the rivers and interventions dealing with how we meet the Møllendal river, and 2) a communal bathhouse at the end of the river as the final and main intervention. Susanna Lindvall, Miriam Sharp Pierson, Ida Helen Skogstad Tutors: Arild Wåge, André Fontes, Kalle Grude

Question: How can the immense amount of water in Bergen be made into a quality relating to movement of people?

Short Cut Formal Movement Short Cut Stair Water Movement

Bergen’s Rivers: 3 Case Studies

As as tool to continue to analyze the conditions around the water in Bergen’s rivers, three rivers were chosen. All three located on different sides of Bergen. Each having its own identity and urban structure. 1. Sandviken and Mulelven River: A picturesque, gritty and homely neighbourhood. The river is hidden underground almost all the way down to the water. The river starts in lake Storediket up Fløyen, passing through Mulevann Dam and from there continues underground.

2. Damsgård and Damsgårdselven River: A neighbourhood in north hill. Plenty of social housing and a quite un-activated area. The River starts in lake Storavatnet, dives

3. Møllendal and Møllendalselven River: An eclectic area with a lot of development. The new Art School is being finalized and new housing plans are being developed. The neigbhourhood will receive gyms, collective kitchens, new shops and cafés together with a more accessible water access. The River starts in Svartediket, the lake that gives Bergen its drinking water, runs down mostly in the open all the way to Store Lungegårdsvann to

The Entrance

The Changing Rooms

The Small Baths and the Ca


The Garden

The Sauna and Outdoor

The Main Pool



In this project´ve been interested in looking at platforms for commonness – spaces where you meet and do things together as equals, despite of backgound, religion, economy, gender, sexual orientation etc. - but at the same time as individuals;not as ”us” and ”them”, but ”all of us together”. What it is that connects people, and what ”tears” down borders for ”unknownness”. Children, for example, are easily integrated with each other, as they have the school as a platform for getting to know each other as equals. Grown up asylum seekers however, do not automatically have this, and are therefore easily left to themselves. The project is situated in the old Transformation station at Landås, which is Bergen´s first suburb. Landås was established in the late 50s, and is mostly consisting of low post war housing blocks and a few detatched houses. Landås is also where one of Bergen´s asylum centres are. Landås transittmottak is situated in the old Teacher´s college, and the whole building is quite big and kind of strangely placed in a very residential area. andås square was built as the centre of Landås, and has today lost it´s function as a neighbourhood square. It still offers a few services, such as a grocery store, a dentist, a flower shop and bingo. There is even a very nice global food store, and a small library.

”What is most important is to do as we do normally, invite the migrants to come in the same way we invite the other neighbourhood residents. That way everybody is equal with no hierarchy causing discomfort.” Agnes Tvinnereim, Bærekraftige Liv Landås

”The library is very important in the local community here at Landås. It was built for that purpose in the late 50´s, and it still serves it´s purpose. Landås has become a lot more diverse since then, and the nice thing is that this actually is a place where everyone comes to! I wish we had more space, though - for bigger gatherings and events. Åshild Sæle, Librarian at Landås Filial








agnes lives here ahmed lives here

neighbourhood garden


sports centre

elderly home elementary school


global food store

oh la la! very nice trafo station that is just standing there in the middle of landĂĽs, just waiting to be loved



hi hi

hei, jeg heter agnes a-g-n-e-s. Hva heter du?

jeg heter ahmed a-h-m-e-d.

hallo, har du sett den derre youtube...

hysj, jeg prøver å konsenrere meg

ja, ikke sant? det er faktisk min bestemors oppskrift! oi, den hummusen ser sykt god ut!

skill- and knowledge sharing

co office

community kitchen

s...å var det de som skulle til f..or å gjø seg mette

vil du sende meg hammeren, er du snill?


workshop space

study space








FIRST FLOOR 1:100 1. Foyer 2. The secret garden 3. Grendahuset / The community hall 4. Kitchen 5. Storage / Technical space 6. Workshop 7. Toilets












(langs mjøsa)


Hamar is a medium sized city, in the middle between Oslo and Lillehammer. With it´s 30,000 ihabitants, it stands as the capital of Hedmark county. Hamar is linked to the region by train, and there is also planned to be a new intercity train link Oslo-Lillehammer. How will this affect the habits of the commuters travelling back and forth from hamar, and how can we use this opportunity to propose a new bicucle infrastructure? How could such an infrastructure make an impact on urban development in the whole? In this proposal, we seek to focus on the treasures of Hamar´s waterfront as a connecting point between three nearby cities - Brummundal, Løten and Stange from witch there are a lot of commuters travelling back and forth each day. Our aim is to, through small interventions, make bicycling the most attractive way of moving around both in and between the cities. We´ve also looked into how adding this infrastructure could - over time - change the city life, and further development, and then make the city become a role model for how norwegian city development will be in the future. We have been working with moments along the wlole stretch that you can see above, but I´ve chosen to show a few of them that sums up the feeling of the project here.





under brua


DAMSGÃ…RD SILO Bachelor project

Much of the industrial heritage of DamsgĂĽrdsundet has during the recent years been cleared and replaced by apartment buildings, which has transformed DamsgĂĽrdssunded from being a diverse productive area to becoming homogenous and repetative. This project aims to resist this tendency by making a thoroughly civic use of the Sand Silo, its crane and environs. Removing street level barriers to draw the passerby through to the water and under the silo itself gains the project an immediacy whilst the installation of gallery, performance, and restaurant spaces provide foreground and a curated set of cultural inputs that hopefully will enritchen the social and cultural life of DamsgĂĽrd.

The lamp in the silo

The box within the lamp

the boxes in the aquaduct









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8. Silo Restaurant 9. Gallery space 10. Performance space

looking for ”the social” in social housing

(finding the secret garden)

In this project I´ve been looking at the common areas for the people living there; I´ve looked at the amount of green space around the buildings, as well as the common spaces inside the buildings, such as laundry rooms and entrance areas. I´ve also been looking at the social value of the spaced created by the municipality versus the spaces created by the initiatives of the residents.The general impression is that the kinds of generic benches and playground equipment that are placed there from the municipality are much less activated than the spaces the inhabitants have created themselves (such as the patio and the plants in the staircase). What intrigued me most, would still be the entrance areas, and how unpleasant and unwelcoming they were. But with the fascination of the resident - the plant lady`s will to make the area more welcoming and warm with the simple act of placing plants in the staircase, I was inspired to propose to extend one of (what in my impression is) the most important spaces of a house, and one of the few places the residents have the chance to meet spontaneously - the entrance area. I chose to work with one building, as a pilot project, to maybe later make a strategy for all the buildings. My proposal is to extend the staircases with three meters, out to the concrete wall, to make small atriums with vegetation, where the residents more likely would want to stop and be, and get to know their neighboors. The artiums will be accecible from street plan facing the rest of the neighborhood, leading you up to a common rooftop terrace, accesible for all the residents of Solheimslien Borettslag. The rooftop terrace will be functioning as a ”secret garden” - not visible from the street, unless you know it´s there. From the second floor, there will also be a ”portal” going into the wood behind, making the pink blocks an entrance to the woods, instead of being a wall (as it is today)

Site photos: entrance areas

I´m often thinking of all the unused and neglected spaces around here. There are very few places it´s tempting to bring especially children, and nowadays, a big part of the the wood has become a big mudpool. A few of us that live here, have joined ”Bærekraftige liv Løvstakken”, where we´re started to make a common garden where we wish to take initiative and responsibility for this neglected area. We´re dreaming of a good - and safe outdoor area, and gathering areas. There are many of us that resort to the small area of grass outside the block and the garage, but it isn´t very tempting. There are a few attempts around here, though: In this building, we have an old lady that have placed plants in the staircase, to make it nicer. I think it works! This entrance is much more warm and lively than the others. Tine

I wish I had someone to enjoy my morning coffee with

I wish I had someone to knit baby stuff with

I wish I could go to Gran Canaria

When I worked with research course, I interviewed various people who lived at Løvstakken, and ended up making a small book with fictitious persons , representing the ones i´d talked to . The book is about people´s dream and hopes - both big and small . I used this as a tool for further work and the final project

PROSJEKTERING OG BYGGING 1. TUBAKUBA, overnattingssted, Barnas Byrom, Fløyen 2. UROM, ny ungdomsavdeling på Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek 3. TRESTYKKER 2013, Knabben - en lekeplass på Nordnes

TUBAKUBA, rom for barn i naturen, Fløyen, 2014

UROM, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, 2014

TRESTYKKER, midlertidig lekeplass pĂĽ Nordnes 2013


Portofolio 2017  
Portofolio 2017