Thoughtful architecture

“Summer House at Hellersyya” (1965) by the Norwegian architect Wenche Selmer (1920-98), one of the few prominent women architects in mid-20th century Europe. Selmer’s designs typically combined a modernist sensibility with Norwegian building traditions, notably through her use of wood and consideration of the surrounding landscape. An exhibition of her work, curated by Zeuler Lima, Ph.D., assistant professor of architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is currently on view in Givens Hall. The exhibition is sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and based on the book “Norwegian Wood: The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer” (2006) by Elisabeth Tostrup, professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.