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Linstow, Hans Ditlev Frants

Linstow, Hans Ditlev Frants (or Franciscus) (1787–1851). Danish-born architect of the Neo-Classical Royal Palace, Oslo, Norway (1824–48), one of the most distinguished of Greek-inspired buildings in that country, with an impressive Ionic portico. The building was influenced by German exemplars, especially the works of Schinkel, who advised on the design, and from 1824 to 1827 Linstow was assisted by the Danish architect Grosch, who was to make Oslo his home from 1825. From the 1840s Linstow promoted an architecture of timber, based on vernacular precedents, which he identified with nationalist aspirations.

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Weilbach (1995)

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