Architecture of Norway. From fairy tales to futurismOn March 16, 2017 by Yelena
Norway is well-known for its striking modern architecture which combine traditions and innovations, emphasized
integration with the natural landscapes, minimalistic, yet sophisticated.
A coastal area’s harsh climate dictated an economy, culture and political structure of the country.
Vikings invented a longships ( about 25 meters long or longer ) and they had to learn how to construct a long boathouses
to keep the boats in the time of the year when they coudn’t sail. Boat building traditions and farm culture ( the country never
adopted feudalism ) influenced the vernacular architecture of Norway, from log houses to ritual buildings.
A venicular architecture is known as Byggeskikk is largely based on use of wood which remain one of the most popular
material of Norway .
So called stave churches were once common wooden construction in north-western Europe.
Today the most of those survived architectural objects are in Norway, including the oldest Urnes stave church ( XII Century ).
Contemporary Norwegian architects have been recognized for their work, both within Norway and outside it.
Here we are focusing on some of their remarkable projects.
Helen & Hard
Vennesla Library and cultural centre . Vennesla. Norway ( 2011 )
Hurdal Urban sustainable village ( Gardermoen, Norway ) . Currently in development
Norway Pavillion , Expo in Shanghai
Bjergsted financial park, Stavanger ( scheduled completion 2018 )
Jensen & Skodvin
New roof above the Oslo Mary Church ruins ( proposal )
Summer House Storfjord ( Western Norway 2013 )
The Juvet Landscape Hotel. Norddal. Norway (2008 )
ZEB Pilot house in Larvik
The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion (Hjerkinn, Dovre Municipality 2011 )
The 7th Room ( Tree Hotel ) . Sweden( 2016-17 )
Projects: The Fogo Islands Studios ( Norwegian design in Canada )
Villa Grieg (Bergen, Norway)
Architecture studio Rever & Drage
HYTTE ÅRSUND, ( Tingvoll, Norway 2016 )
Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL
Cabin Ustaoset ( Hol . 2016 )
Reiulf Ramstad Architects
Romsdal Folk Museum
Røldal Cabin . Private ( residential 2016 )
Community Church Knarvik. Competition 2010 ( completed 2014 )