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Nice View Mag

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1. July 2020.

Transforming mountains

Meanwhile, in Sweden, the roots of prefabricated rural housing go back to the 11th Century. Lukas Thiel, architect and partner at White Arkitekter, whose HQ is in Sweden, explains that in wintertime, log houses were erected in the woods where trees were felled, to allow the timber to dry out in the cold, dry climate, and were then later relocated to their designated place. “Moving timber is easier when you have a blanket of snow,” he says. “It’s a simplified way of saying that’s the first time we standardised the house.”

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