Halvor Vreim

Halvor Vreim (12 August 1894 – 6 February 1966) was a Norwegian architect who contributed to the documentation, conservation and restoration of old wooden buildings.

Halvor Vreim
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Vreim ca. 1910
Born(1894-08-12)12 August 1894
Died6 February 1966(1966-02-06) (aged 71)
AwardsOrder of St. Olav

Personal lifeEdit

Vreim was born in Bø, Telemark to farmer Gunnar Helgeson Vreim and Anne Jonsdotter Li. In 1930 he married Anna Bonli.[1]


Vreim started his career as a carpenter, and also studied theoretical and historical aspects of the profession. He was appointed at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History from 1920, and at the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage from 1937 to 1964. He was approved as architect, and a member of the Association of Norwegian Architects from 1936. His works include Norwegian Decorative Art To-day from 1937, Norsk trearkitektur from 1939, and Laftehus from 1940. He was decorated Knight, First Class of the Order of St. Olav in 1963. He died in Oslo in 1966.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Berg, Arne. "Halvor Vreim". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ Bolstad, Erik (ed.). "Halvor Vreim". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 27 October 2018.