The bay windows on the second storey (here facing the street Sjøgata) provide the otherwise strict main form with a softer expression. There is also a varied use of material, with slate and wooden panelling in addition to concrete.

Architect Knut Knutsen was a prominent architect in Norway during the middle of the 20th century, designing for example the Hotel Viking in Oslo and the Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm. He is most renowned for his wooden architecture. In Bodø he was also responsible for Storgata 28 (O. Johanson's business premises from the end of the 1940s). It has a lovely designed façade, but is easily overlooked ever since the elongated glass annex in the town square was built in 2002.


Gustav Moe