A view of the sea seen between two houses in Taarbaek, Denmark on a cloudy evening. Oil on canvas. Signed Niels Rohweder lower right and reverse.
Frame Size: 23" x 21" Canvas Size: 20" x 18"
Niels Rohweder (Danish, 1906-1993) Rohweder is primarily known as an architect. In the 30s and 40s, Niels Rohweder designed functional villas, holiday homes and terraced houses, where the common denominator is consideration of location, proportions and practical design with emphasis on the materials, such as the yellowstone villa at Svendborgsund in staggered blocks on a sloping terrain and the house on Hundesøvej in plastered aerated concrete blocks with red clinker on the west gable. Quality, harmonious design language, yellow stone and brick characterize Rohweder's 2-storey semi-detached houses on Vangedevej, single-family houses built according to an overall plan in Furesøvænge around a lake and Ellesøpark with detached almost identical small houses with pentagonal twigs. Among the 50s multi-storey properties, Enighedsvej stands out. It contains apartments on 2 floors, where French balconies are designed as a metal cross covering the facade. Concorde, designed as a hotel, was built as a concrete skeleton with a flat roof and panoramic windows connected by a polygon pavilion with a curved roof inserted in colored triangular windows with raw glass, now replaced by roofing felt.