Clustering environmental strategies
Understanding how a settlement can increase sustainability
There are many sustainable aspects which can be appropriated from the Norwegian vernacular settlements. This includes how the buildings are situated in the landscape and close to resources. Structures were raised off the ground, which means they are adjustable to different terrains; forest supply not only the building materials but also act as a shelter and protection from cold winds. Many of these principles can be seen in this contemporary example through the use of timber, how they are placed on the land and the arrangement of individual buildings in a community tun pattern.
Tungestølen Hiking Cabin / Snøhetta
Luster Municipality, Norway| 2019