The Re-Store: Folkemuseet Studio has worked with
the assessment, transformation, and reuse of the vernacular architecture of the
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy, Oslo. The museum was conceived
as an interface between the industrial worker of the city and rural customs.
The studio used the open-air museum to explore the preservation of historic
architecture as a political act, with the aim of instilling a critical
appreciation for the enduring benefits and limitations of vernacular
construction beyond the pastiche. Through the insertion of highly bespoke
pieces of architecture, the students have been actively working with existing development
plans to enhance the curatorial and spatial organisation of the museum.