A Pavilion in the Danish forest by Vilhelm Wohlert; Tradition and Modernity

  • Carmen García Sánchez
Palabras clave: Vilhelm Wohlert, , Danish tradition, Japanese tradition, nature, material, vernacular


Danish architect Vilhelm Wohlert (1920-2007), after a stay as a guest teacher at Berkeley University, designs his first building. Created in a period of a flourishing architecture,, it achieves a balance between Danish tradition and modernity, where international references -American architecture and Japanese tradition- are significant. Its ability to fit into the circumstances, sets a model for the buildings of the future. There is a dialogue with the surrounding nature, her careful observation; establishing a great connection, where the Danish attitude towards her is not a domination. The architect knows the material and uses it in harmony with its essence. The study suggests that the vernacular may be a process that evolves and transforms over time involving a significant level of modernity, and that a look at it could be an answer to prevent the loss the identity of architecture.


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Biografía del autor/a

Carmen García Sánchez

Ph. D. Carmen García Sánchez studied architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Polytechnic University of Madrid, where she defended her doctoral thesis titled ”1950 en torno al Museo Louisiana 1970” (1950 around Louisiana Museum 1970), that was rated A Cum Laude. It analyzes several buildings that were built in Denmark in the 50´s and 60´s. Parallel, as a licensed architect, she works to develop architectural design projects at her office. C/López de Hoyos 155, 1ºp.2 Madrid 28002 Spain.

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García Sánchez, C. (2017). A Pavilion in the Danish forest by Vilhelm Wohlert; Tradition and Modernity. Ge-Conservacion, 11, 95-101. https://doi.org/10.37558/gec.v11i0.458