Architecture of Compassion: The Work of Wenche Selmer

 Date:04/06/2007 - 08/06/2007
 Type:Culture, Architecture
 Location:Scotland, Edinburgh

In connection with the seminar: 'Houses in Wood: The Modern Norwegian Model', an exhibition by architect Wenche Selmer will take place at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh 4th - 8th June.

Wenche Selmer (1920–1998) was one of the few women to gain prominence amongst 20th century Norwegian architects.

In over 100 projects spanning a period of 44 years, her work demonstrated a clear sense of continuity whilst also reflecting different periods of Norwegian architecture.

Her particular contribution was to rework, explore and renew the possibilities afforded by timber in her designs for smaller houses.

Wenche Selmer adapted her architectonic solutions to each particular situation, executing design, detailing and construction with a quiet invention to provide durable and pleasant houses. Whether located on coastal outcrops, in wooded terrain or in inland suburbs, the subtle interplay between building and surroundings in her architecture is striking.

Dates: 4th - 8th June 2007
Place: The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Netherbow, High Street, Edinburgh

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