Illustrating the human scale and natural organic materials of the ultimate of Scanian (south Sweden) vernacular architecture: Skånelängan.
You don’t need to read Swedish to understand these. The perfectly modular housing of Swedish 16th-21st centuries. Ecological, sustainable.
Scania (Swedish: Skåne (Swedish: [ˈskôːnɛ] (listen)), is the southernmost province (landskap) of Sweden. Within Scania, there are 33 municipalities that are autonomous within the Scania Regional Council. Scania’s largest city is Malmö, which is also the third largest in Sweden, as well as the fifth largest in Scandinavia.
To the north, Scania borders the provinces of Halland and Småland, to the northeast Blekinge, to the east and south the Baltic Sea, and to the west Öresund. Since 2000, a road and railway bridge, the Öresund Bridge, bridges the Sound to Denmark. Scania is part of the transnational Øresund Region.
From north to south Scania is around 130 km and covers less than 3% of Sweden’s total area. The population of over 1,320,000 represents 13% of the country’s population. With 121 inh/km2 Scania is the second most densely populated province of Sweden.
Historically, Scania was part of the kingdom of Denmark, up until the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. Denmark regained control of the province during the Scanian War 1676–1679 and again briefly in 1711. Scania was formally included in Sweden in 1720.
The idea for this post came from a very interesting Twitter channel called Wrath of Gnon. Illustrations courtesy of Wrath of Gnon