Not far from the Arctic Circle, the Norwegian island of Vega boasts one of the most scenic landscapes in the world—jagged mountains rising in the background, mossy plants and brush growing over chiseled boulders, and uninterrupted views of the Norwegian Sea. In this distinctly Nordic environment, traditional huts known as naust sit by the seaside. These windowless wooden cottages have straightforward tectonic forms and a strong material vocabulary, weathered over the years from standing in this oft harsh terrain.

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