The social structures of the world have changed significantly, yet most private house built today (2003) are impoverished versions of contemporary ideas of living. In Norway, over 70% of new, single-family homes are prefabricated in a quasi-traditional style. This unimaginative condition, devoid of any evolution in building practices and environmental responsibility, is further exacerbated by ‘style’ in which domestic interiors become mute and impersonal. The clients, well-read and traveled were critical to these tendencies and asked for something impossible – a townhouse, a countryside house, a warehouse loft, and a cabin.