Lysthus by Ole Petter Wullum

LYSTHUS is a series of prefabricated huts Industrial designer Ole Petter Wullum designed for Rindal Cabins, Norway’s oldest cabin manufacturer. With this project he introduced a new terminology for the manufacturer, where they change the focus from the current typology of Norwegian cabins with reinterpreting a more traditionally expressed buildings we find in the Norwegian nature. This is a re-interpretation of traditional Norwegian architecture that both pointing backward and forward in time.

The series consists of a number of softly spoken buildings in the distance requires minimal attention. Another aim of the project was to open up the building so that the surrounding nature was an important part of the experience of being inside.
-Ole Petter Wullum

Ole Petter Wullum

The combination of strict analytical work and an intuitive creative process has produced a result that both attends to the system thought prefabricated cabins requires and the distinct identity of market expectations. The process was completed within a two year period, with the first year was devoted to land a strategy and a concept that the following year was prepared in the form of drawings and full-scale prototype built.
-Ole Petter Wullum

Ole Petter Wullum

Inspired by traditional construction and Norwegian building traditions – this is combined with a more modern approach in terms of qualities that are inlaid in the interior. A retelling of the traditional house in a contemporary and new way. Contemporary and modernist solutions tend often to be place less and thus lack a local connection. This project is both locally and universally through being super local – and thereby identity specific.
-Ole Petter Wullum

Ole Petter Wullum

See less what everyone else is doing and trusting more on their own work and what feels natural to express based on own background.
-Ole Petter Wullum

About Ole Petter Wullum

Ole Petter Wullum is an industrial designer and associate professor at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science in Trondheim, where he’s academically responsibile for the aesthetic subjects for design students. As an executive designer, he work primarily in the areas of architecture and furniture. He have over 20 years experience and well over a hundred projects behind him beside the work he’ve done to participate in the construction of design education at the university, and most recently as responsible for the development of the aesthetic education of design students. See more of his works on Behance o his website.