Norwegian Storehouse
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Location Norway
Date 1200 to 1900   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System timber, stacked logs
Climate cold
Context rural
Style Scandinavian Vernacular
Notes A timeless vernacular timber building type




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"Right up to the present, building in timber has played the main role in dwellings, not only in Norway but in Northern Scandinavia as a whole, Finland, Russia, the Balkans and Poland. This corresponds to a continuous belt of coniferous wood running further north than 55 degrees Lat., within which timber houses have proved themselves to be the type of dwelling best fitted to the climate and surroundings. Two farms, Tofte in Dovre and Bjølstad in Heidal—both in Gudbrandsdalen—spring to mind. In Norwegian folk tales both are referred to as 'the kings' palaces.' In the nordic manner, they consist of numerous buildings, dwelling houses, 'lofts' and outhouses, most of which date from the latter half of the 18th century and belong to the double courtyard type ..."

— Guthorm Kavli. Norwegian Architecture, Past and Present. p78-9.

Sources on Norwegian Storehouse

Howard Davis. Slide from photographer's collection. Photo June 1983. PCD.2260.1012.1537.033. PCD.2260.1012.1537.034. PCD.2260.1012.1537.041. PCD.2260.1012.1537.042.

Guthorm Kavli. Norwegian Architecture, Past and Present. London: B.T. Batsford, 1958. NA1261.K3. discussion p78-9. transverse section drawing, p26. longitudinal section drawing, p26. plan drawing, p26. isometric drawing showing construction, p24. elevation and plan drawing of door, p25. section drawing of the junction between wall and roof, p23.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Norwegian Storehouse


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