Formerly the headquarters for the local hydraulic power authority, the Oslo Lysverker is a beloved local landmark in the city’s leafy residential district, Frogner. Built over 13 years from 1917 by notable Norwegian Architects Bjercke and Elliason in an exquisite fusion of neoclassical elegance and functionalist aesthetics, the House also includes some rare Nordic Deco flourishes including a grand double staircase and six-story chandelier, not to mention an intact public Bathhouse from the period, now restored and expanded as a flagship Spa. The House has been preserved and converted by the Studio into a 237 room Hotel accommodating travelers of all tastes and preferences, with six bedroom types in different styles and color schemes and an array of dining options including a Norwegian brasserie, an afternoon Teahouse, a Michelin-starred Nordic-Thai fusion restaurant, and a branch of Stockholm’s Nordic-Japanese restaurant Tak. The House also contains a host of event spaces, including a cabaret theater.