Transformation of reclaimed materials from barn buildings - Design of a new timber building frame
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Norsk Folkemuseum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, plans to build a centre for traditional wood crafts and building customs, TradLab TRE. TradLab will be built as a modern and traditional building with the reuse of the materials of old barns. A desire to use these materials for the load-bearing system and in the new buildings demands careful dismantling of the barn building. The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History requires the design and execution of special solutions by the design team and executors. The goal is to integrate as much old timber as possible in the new building and to add new timber where it is needed. The project also wants to reuse cladding and find more ways to use the material in the new buildings, such as in the floor surface or climate walls. By using the craftmanship skills to integrate the traditional knowledge into the design of the building, the overall goal is to investigate the actual efficiency of tradition.