The Norwegian Hideout of Our Dreams

With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. Spaced is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, sweet f~ck all on Craigslist and three levels of government that couldn’t give a damn.

This Norwegian hideout by TYIN Architects was constructed with the help of a group of students in just three weeks. They’d been commissioned by a few dozen local landowners who wanted a building – a public viewing platform, essentially – that would draw attention to the wild natural beauty of the area, which is located in the southernmost part of the Scandinavian nation.

To be clear, ‘Lyset paa Lista’ (as it is called) is not a house. What you won’t see in the gallery of images below are a bed, a kitchen, and so on. And that’s fine. We can improvise too. If we were to uproot it, float it across the planet and set it down here in BC, we’d choose a comparably stark and open plot, perhaps on Westham Island, and just bring our sleeping bags.


All images by Pasi Aalto via Ignant

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