This thesis analyzes the design intentions of architects in the Norwegian National Tourist Routes. Since architecture is not an isolated concept, this analysis incorporates philosophical and theoretical ideas in an investigation of the Tourist Route site design. Although they were hired to build compelling architectural sites along unique Norwegian nature, the Tourist Route architects also address subjects like practicality, balance, intention, meaning, control, freedom, and reflection in their designs. From architecture, and then reflective notions about intention, this study eventually discovers certain cultural influences. The conclusion incorporates a necessary complexity, not only in the National Tourist Routes, but in architectural design as well.