Houses in Wood: The Modern Norwegian Model

 Type:Culture, Architecture
 Location:Scotland, Edinburgh

The Royal Norwegian Consulate General, in collaboration with the Centre for Timber Engineering at Napier University, is hosting a one day seminar on Thursday 7 June 2007 in the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

06/06/2007 :: Entitled ‘Houses in Wood: The Modern Norwegian Model’, this Continuing Professional Development accredited event not only accompanies an exhibition of the work of architect Wenche Selmer, a seminal figure in post-war rural housing design in Norway, but also focuses on the competition-winning timber designs currently under construction in Stavanger as part of its European Capital of Culture programme.

‘Norwegian Wood 2008’ aims to be ‘an arena for timber research and development’, and with everything from five storey urban housing to kindergartens, open-air theatres and bridges soon to be completed, the project provides some of the most advanced thinking on contemporary timber architecture and engineering to be found anywhere in Europe at the present time.

The seminar brings together some of Norway’s most outstanding young architects and complements their input with technical presentations on new timber products that have been developed by Norwegian companies. In addition, Professor Elisabeth Tostrup, architect, author and curator of the exhibition will introduce ‘The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer’ to the seminar audience.

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Date: Thursday 7 June 2007
Place: The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Netherbow, High Street, Edinburgh


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