Like all æSeries, this venue also delved into the encounter of the city and its construction, but this time with a simple query:
What unfolds above construction sites?

Opened to the public in January 2020 after a thorough search for location and materials, the kitchen of æHouse epitomized the æSeries’ interest in crafting with the wreckage of spectacle. The outcome was an intimate and exposed venue for daily cuisine, where stories formed while sharing dishes with a few guests or chance visitors at a time. The program of domestic activities centered around the counter continued the celebration of everyday life, proper of the æSeries. However,
in juxtaposition to other Venues, it also spurred contemplation of the role of Theatre and its terra incognita.
æKjøkken served 3 daily meals and hosted special workshops, and gatherings, including ‘Hoy Ñoquis’ sessions on the 29th of each month. Additionally, each Friday brought a ‘Kokkerering med…’ event, following instructions from abroad to prepare a simple dish. The video conference projected on the wooden wall opposite the predominantly glass facade intrigued passers-by at Sofienbergparken. This initiative, pre-planned before the pandemic, became a daily ritual as the kitchen doors closed abruptly. æHouse remained as a residence,
but due to stronger measurements, entry was barred even for its inhabitants. On May 29th, 2020, doors were finally closed while hosting a socially distanced ‘Hoy Ñoquis’ situation at the park by the pimped fence.▪æ


Køkkerering med…

Cooking at æKjøkken while following instructions from people in other latitudes via video conference projected straight in the wall.

For this activity, you can book a Friday in advance, and share the space with us and someone afar you like/miss♥/etc. Take in mind time zones, and that ingredients for that event are what we have in the place, and/or what you want to bring. We do not censor your food choices, but perhaps comment on sources if those imply for example, any apartheid state or forced labor. In our case ingredients come directly from local sources, mostly from small scale producers, and not from supermarkets, neither from overseas. Anyways we can have some left overs from previous Fridays, and from before starting this move towards a more coherent way of cooking.  You should coordinate beforehand the availability of the person afar, which should be able to connect to internet and to open jitsi for the video conference.  So, once the video conference start, ingredients are shown, and the person afar should come with an idea of what to cook.

We will provide the video conference link on the very same day of the activity, and in fact, anyone with that link can take part to the call, thus, you can invite other people if you want.

Please contact us for more details, and/or for booking a Friday.


  • On January 29th we officially open æKjøkken with HOY ÑOQUIS.
    Several visitors on a nice rhythm, and first test of gnocchi made with buckwheat.
  • As in 2016, we celebrated on February too, this time with a more messy situation and one of the few nights of winter with snow.
  • In March 29th under "social distance" times, we celebrated for the very first time with an online call open to anyone, and people from diverse parts of Italy, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay and Norway join to make and enjoy gnocchi. Such an amazing experience.

Soon we will add more pictures and comments.

Land 2019-2021
Kitchen furniture
Kitchen appliances
Main container
Counter chairs
Gunnar Moen
Juan Manuel Alonso
Oslo Fjord Sauna


MATERIALS (reshow)

æKjøkken is an noncommercial cultural initiative developed as a clear example of RESHOW in action.
It includes debris materials from diverse exhibitions:

Outdoors show/date place
Yellow steel mesh (fence door) Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016
White bamboo (fence and pergola over stair) Utestemme/Outdoor Matters – A Sensory Exhibition About Landscape Architecture
Construction timber (stair, terrace) Instalasjon på arkitekthøgskolen, 2019
Several screws (recollection: 2014) Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Several screws Stakkars Oslo, 2014
birdhouse (entrance) KLIMALAB, 2019
oil barrel (terrace) KLIMALAB, 2019
doormat (terrace) (recollection: 2018)
paper ( window and floor protection during montage) recollection 2018
rubber (floor protection)
timber (floor installation) Instalasjon på arkitekthøgskolen, 2019
wooden floor Oslobiennale 2019* -this material was given via RESHOW to Oslo Fjord Hage, later to Oslo Fjord Sauna and then we asked for some rests of what they weren't going to use.–
plywood plates (walls) Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019
acrylic (entrance wall) Exit, 2019
OSB wood (base for acrylic wall) (recollection 2019)
wood (bench) Oslo biennale 2019
lights æGalleri 2013 & æDEG15, 2016. antipodes café
2 halogen bulbs 10º (recollection: 2019)
industrial felt (drawers, coasters and placemats) "Et sted å være." 2017, 2019
Kitchen furniture -isle- (base, not the counter) NOREMA show room NOREMA
grey bar chairs FLOKK show room Flokk


Tech Specs
1 container
2. floor outdoors
Full kitchen   signs (cornerstone, pavement sign, name sign)
toilet table and bench/chairs (when activities)

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Til: Sofienberggata 12, Oslo