Heaven like a vault, Erik Gunnar Asplund

He is trained at the Free School of Architecture in Stockholm.

Stenna’s Summer House, 1937

After working 2 years as an assistant at the Higher Technical School, he traveled between 1912-1913, touring Italy and France.

Stenna’s Summer House, 1937
Stenna’s Summer House, 1937
Stenna’s Summer House, 1937
Stenna’s Summer House, 1937
Stenna’s Summer House, 1937
Stenna’s Summer House, 1937
Stenna’s Summer House, 1937
Stenna’s Summer House, 1937
Stenna’s Summer House, 1937

1915 together with Sigurd Lewerentz, one of the founding members of the Free School of Architecture, wins the competition for the Stockholm cemetery project.

Stenna’s Summer House, 1937

1917-1918 among his first solo works is Villa Snellman in Djusholm and a forest chapel in Stockholm (1918-1920).

Villa Snellman, 1917-1921

After the Palace of Justice in Solvesburg (1917-1921) and the Karl Johan school in Gothenburg (1915-1924), the Stockholm Municipal Library runs between 1918-1927.

Gotebog
Goteborg
Goteborg Courthouse Extension
Courts of Justice, enlargement Gothenburg city hall

A central horseshoe-shaped cylinder, surrounded by three shorter cubic wings.

From the neoclassical interpretation of this work, Asplund goes on to become a radical of the modern movement.

Paradise Backyard
Paradise Backyard

1930 for the Stockholm Exhibition he designs installations scattered around the land.

The pavilions made with large glass surfaces, thin steel profiles, parasols, and a changing theme, are landmarks of the 1930s style.

1931-1940 he is a professor at the Stockholm Higher Technical School.

The extension of the Gothenburg City Hall and the forest crematorium of the Stockholm South Cemetery (1935-1940) date from this period.

Woodland Crematorium, Estocolmo, 1940
Woodland Crematorium, Estocolmo, 1940

A construction consisting of a crematorium and three chapels.

The distinctive element of the main entrance is a colonnade.

The flat roof is supported by three square pillars.

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Gunnar_Asplund

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GUNNAR ASPLUND, ARQUITECTO 1885-1940Hakon Ahlberg, Colección de Arquitectura, Valencia 23 de junio de 1982

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http://www.redfundamentos.com/blog/e/obras/detalle-4/

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ASPLUND: Editorial Gustavo Gili S.A, 08029, Barcelona, 2ª edición 1997

https://www.altima-sfi.com/es/tanatopedia/cementerio-de-skogskyrkogrden

ttps://www.jotdown.es/2013/04/el-cementerio-del-bosque-en-estocolmo-un-paseo-al-borde-de-la-vida/

ESCRITOS 1906/1940 CUADERNO DEL VIAJE A ITALIA DE 1913Biblioteca de Arquitectura, El Escorial, Madrid

https://puntoalarte.blogspot.com/2018/10/erik-gunnar-asplund-1885-1940.html

Publicado por ilabasmati

Licenciada en Bellas Artes, FilologÍa Hispánica y lIiteratura Inglesa.

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