Borgund Stave Church
It was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 AD with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards or staves. The four corner posts were connected to one another by ground sills, resting on a stone foundation. The rest of the staves then rise from the ground sills, each stave notched and grooved along the sides so that they lock into one another, forming a sturdy wall. (image source)
Grass roofs on wooden cottages in Renndølsetra. (image source)
Møre Og Romsdal
Fisherman Hut, Undredal
Vernacular architecture in Norway
Loft, Søre Stærnes, Rollag, Buskerud. Built 1725. (image source)
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Love the term ‘vernacular architecture’.
These are amazing structures! I am off to Norway in the spring!
Wow, our amazing world!
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Here’s some more architectural stuff from Norway: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/category/stave-churches/
Great post, will come back to it once I start planning my Norway trip!
My favorite is the barn! Reminds me of something in Mexico.