Crisis and Opportunity: Restrictions on Post-War Building

Three responses to the regulations: shrinking, reusing, overlaying.   As a result of its dispersed population and relatively poor economic standing, Norwegian architecture was not dictated by the stylistic changes that governed the architecture of continental Europe. Architectural innovation in Norway was typically seen through…

Ålhytta, the prefabricated cabins since 1966

The Ålhytta project was the result of a competition won in 1966 by Lund & Slaatto, organized by the Ålhytta company, based in the city of Ål (in the county of Buskerud). It consisted of proposing a prefabricated cabin that could be developed all around the country, and adapted…

Wenche Selmer. Domestic architecture

by Alberto Ballesteros Barea and Veronica Gallina Wenche Selmer (1920-1998) was a Norwegian female architect, who mainly focused her work on residential programs. All her projects are small-scale based, either individual houses or small summer residences and cabins. The aim of our analysis was to…