Norwegian Wood: The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer

Norwegian Wood The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer Whether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests architect Wenche Selmer s wooden cabins and houses blend effortlessly into their surroundings Combining local

  • Title: Norwegian Wood: The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer
  • Author: Elisabeth Tostrup
  • ISBN: 9781568985930
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Norwegian Wood: The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer

    Whether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests, architect Wenche Selmer s wooden cabins and houses blend effortlessly into their surroundings Combining local building traditions with modern conveniences, her designs evoke Norway in all its rugged beauty and smart Scandinavian pragmatism Just looking at these cabins is an invitatiWhether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests, architect Wenche Selmer s wooden cabins and houses blend effortlessly into their surroundings Combining local building traditions with modern conveniences, her designs evoke Norway in all its rugged beauty and smart Scandinavian pragmatism Just looking at these cabins is an invitation to sit down at the lovingly designed dining table for a hearty meal, or to curl up with a book on one of the inviting corner sofas while enjoying the panoramic view through large glass windows These are houses that, while thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted, were meant first and foremost to be lived in, and it is this accommodation of high design and livability that is partly responsible for their universal appeal.Norwegian Wood is the first book on the life and architecture of Wenche Selmer 19201998 one of the few women who gained prominence among European architects in the mid twentieth century Fourteen of her beautiful wooden cabins and houses are featured in detailed descriptions, plans, and a wealth of archival images and newly commissioned color photography Whether you re planning to build your own vacation home, have always loved Scandinavian design or simply enjoy the warmth and sensuality of wooden architecture, you ll find plenty of inspiration here.

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    1. Chelsey McNeil

      Really interesting. Solid homes that are surprisingly fresh and always architecturally legit. The edition is lovely, which is the biggest selling point: lovely heavy paper with big full-page photos, uncluttered design to the text and layout, and plenty of space for good photo representation of each house covered. There are even floor plans included so you can really orient each photo in your mental map of the home.One brief criticism of the text: There are some strange word choices as it's trans [...]

    2. Erin

      Picked up by chance -- enjoyed reading about the architect and *loved* the photos of cottages and houses she designed.

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