Design Library Image Collection
Archivision Addition Module EIGHT--6,304 images
Type of View:
Modern copy (called "Saga-stua") of an ¿restue from Kjelleberg in Valle, ca. 1650-1700; detail, board to protect people from snow and ice
Date of View:
The modern copy was made with traditional tools, to study the structure and methods. The open-hearth house, or ¿restue, was used as a dwelling house in Setesdal into the 1880s. It had an open gallery in stave construction running along the front, and its furnishing and decoration bore traces of the Middle Ages. The old ¿restue became the summer living quarters or the eldhus for baking, brewing, washing and other heavy tasks.
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Addition Module EIGHT
Restoration and conservation
buildings; exhibition buildings; museums; open-air museums
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
Hans Aall (Norwegian museum director, 1869-1946 )
established 1894 (creation)
wood; peat; iron
140,000 m2 (area, outdoor)
Oslo, Oslo (county), Norway