Gunnar Asplund s Gothenburg

Still, I have sought my sources widely, hoping to knit them together around Asplund's courthouse and the city of Gothenburg. In that respect, this book is ...

Author: Nicholas Adams

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271065214

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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In the west coast port city of Gothenburg, Sweden, the architect Gunnar Asplund built a modest extension to an old courthouse on the main square (1934–36). Judged today to be one of the finest works of modern architecture, the courthouse extension was immediately the object of a negative newspaper campaign led by one of the most noted editors of the day, Torgny Segerstedt. Famous for his determined opposition to National Socialism, he also took a principled stand against the undermining of urban tradition in Gothenburg. Gothenburg’s problems with modern public architecture, though clamorous and publicized throughout Sweden, were by no means unique. In Gunnar Asplund’s Gothenburg, Nicholas Adams places Asplund’s building in the wider context of public architecture between the wars, setting the originality and sensitivity of Asplund’s conception against the political and architectural struggles of the 1930s. Today, looking at the building in the broadest of contexts, we can appreciate the richness of this exquisite work of architecture. This book recaptures the complex magic of its creation and the fascinating controversy of its completed form.

Gunnar Asplund s Gothenburg

Today, looking at the building in the broadest of contexts, we can appreciate the richness of this exquisite work of architecture. This book recaptures the complex magic of its creation and the fascinating controversy of its completed form.

Author: Nicholas Adams

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271065230

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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In the west coast port city of Gothenburg, Sweden, the architect Gunnar Asplund built a modest extension to an old courthouse on the main square (1934–36). Judged today to be one of the finest works of modern architecture, the courthouse extension was immediately the object of a negative newspaper campaign led by one of the most noted editors of the day, Torgny Segerstedt. Famous for his determined opposition to National Socialism, he also took a principled stand against the undermining of urban tradition in Gothenburg. Gothenburg’s problems with modern public architecture, though clamorous and publicized throughout Sweden, were by no means unique. In Gunnar Asplund’s Gothenburg, Nicholas Adams places Asplund’s building in the wider context of public architecture between the wars, setting the originality and sensitivity of Asplund’s conception against the political and architectural struggles of the 1930s. Today, looking at the building in the broadest of contexts, we can appreciate the richness of this exquisite work of architecture. This book recaptures the complex magic of its creation and the fascinating controversy of its completed form.

Daylight Performance of Buildings

A modem design from the 1930s The Gothenburg Law Court Annex, des-igned by the architect Gunnar Asplund in 1934 to 37, is a functional extension of the old ...

Author: Marc Fontoynont

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134257066

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

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As part of Daylight Europe, the daylighting behaviour of 60 buildings was observed and measured during a three year period. Buildings of many different types, sizes and ages were included - from offices to museums, libraries, churches, houses, airports and factories; from Classical buildings to modern constructions, and from a small single room to an office of over 100,000 square meters. The results of the study of each building are presented, extensively illustrated in colour, with the unusual features and main lessons highlighted. The book also includes details of the monitoring procedures, the results of and comparisons with simulations, the outcome of post-occupancy evaluation, and a summary of the major findings. These show the extraordinary potential of daylighting techniques to improve amenity and energy performance for the benefit of the occupants and building managers. They also demonstrate how often opportunities are missed, and the frequency of problems of overheating or glare. Above all, they demonstrate the beauty, elegance and scope of daylight design.

Time Frames

One example of a protected modern building is the Gothenburg courthouse (1936) by Gunnar Asplund. It has been recently restored to its original glory while ...

Author: Ugo Carughi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351980351

Category: Architecture

Page: 532

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Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with a brief history of national approaches, a linkography and a short bibliography. The book also provides a short critical lexicography, with 12 papers written by scholars and experts including topics on identities, heritages, conservation, memories and the economy. By examining the methods used to designate building as heritage sites across the continents, this book provides a comprehensive overview of current protection policies of twentieth-century architecture as well as the role of architectural history.

Basics Interior Architecture 02 Context Environment

This is often most obvious on the façade. Asplund's addition to the Gothenburg Law Courts is a respectful and courteous engagement with the original.

Author: Graeme Brooker

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 294037371X

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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Context & Environment examines the ways in which elements based inside and outside a host building influence and affect the interior space.

The Rough Guide to Sweden

The dull Neoclassical facade is dramatically improved by an extension designed by the ground-breaking Functionalist architect Gunnar Asplund in 1937.

Author: James Proctor

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405380608

Category: Travel

Page: 424

View: 992

The Rough Guide to Sweden is the definitive travel guide with clear maps and coverage of the biggest and best known of all the Scandinavian countries, Sweden. Discover the vibrant regions of Sweden with expert tips on exploring all of the best Swedish attractions; from the wilds of Swedish Lapland to the most popular bars and restaurants in Sweden's cosmopolitan capital, Stockholm. Packed with the all the essential insider tips every traveller to Sweden needs; you'll find an authoritative background on Sweden's history and culture, detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Sweden whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Sweden, bars in Sweden, Swedish restaurants, shopping and entertainment for all budgets. Fully updated and expanded, The Rough Guide to Sweden covers everything from visiting the Hanseatic town of Visby, a former Viking site, to tips to seeing the country's latest attraction, ABBA The Museum, opening shortly in Stockholm. Explore all corners of Sweden with improved and enlarged maps of Gothenburg, Sweden's second city, and new maps of Halmstad and Umeå. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Sweden.

Twentieth Century Town Halls

... the building is the work of the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, in this case, his Gothenburg Courthouse Extension which Jacobsen had already visited ...

Author: John Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429856903

Category: Architecture

Page: 242

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This is the first book to examine the development of the town hall during the twentieth century and the way in which these civic buildings have responded to the dramatic political, social and architectural changes which took place during the period. Following an overview of the history of the town hall as a building type, it examines the key themes, variations and lessons which emerged during the twentieth century. This is followed by 20 case studies from around the world which include plans, sections and full-colour illustrations. Each of the case studies examines the town hall's procurement, the selection of its architect and the building design, and critically analyses its success and contribution to the type’s development. The case studies include: Copenhagen Town Hall, Denmark, Martin Nyrop Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, Ragnar Ostberg Hilversum Town Hall, the Netherlands, Willem M. Dudok Walthamstow Town Hall, Britain, Philip Dalton Hepworth Oslo Town Hall, Norway, Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson Casa del Fascio, Como, Italy, Guiseppe Terragni Aarhus Town Hall, Denmark, Arne Jacobsen with Eric Moller Saynatsalo Town Hall, Finland, Alvar Aalto Kurashiki City Hall, Japan, Kenzo Tange Toronto City Hall, Canada, Viljo Revell Boston City Hall, USA, Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles Dallas City Hall, USA, IM Pei Mississauga City Hall, Canada, Ed Jones and Michael Kirkland Borgoricco Town Hall, Italy, Aldo Rossi Reykjavik City Hall, Iceland, Studio Granda Valdelaguna Town Hall, Spain, Victor Lopez Cotelo and Carlos Puente Fernandez The Hague City Hall, the Netherlands, Richard Meier Iragna Town Hall, Switzerland, Raffaele Cavadini Murcia City Hall, Spain, Jose Rafael Moneo London City Hall, UK, Norman Foster


Sweden

waterway linking the great lakes of Vänern and Vättern , Gothenburg and the ... his generation was Gunnar Asplund , famed for Stockholm City Library ( mid ...

Author: James Proctor

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530664

Category: Travel

Page: 563

View: 545

The Rough Guide to Sweden is an insider''s guide to one of Europe''s least known countries. This fully revised and updated third edition includes a 24pp full-colour section introducing the country''s highlights. Following chapters give the inside track on where to stay, eat and drink and exhaustive accounts of how to get around and see the best this beautiful country has to offer. ''The best guide for foreign visitors to Sweden'' Dagens Nyheter, Sweden''s biggest-selling daily. ''The best guide to the country'' The Telegraph, London. ''The best guidebook, proved invaluable'' The Times, London.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sweden

Architect Jan Izikowitz was inspired by Gothenburg's harbourside location, ... It has a Functionalist extension designed in 1937 by Gunnar Asplund (see ...

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241301378

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 238

The DK Eyewitness Sweden Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Sweden effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Sweden Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

Modern Architecture in Europe

As with other early Jacobsen works , the debt to Gunnar Asplund is particularly obvious ... however , is with Asplund's law courts at Göteborg ( S - 27 ) .

Author: Dennis J. De Witt

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 335

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Detail

Jan Lisinski Rathauserweiterung , Göteborg , Schweden , 1934-37 Architekt : Gunnar Asplund My favourite staircase is a masterpiece by Gunnar Asplund dating ...

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Organic Design in Twentieth Century Nordic Architecture

Little is known so far of Erik Gunnar Asplund's (1885–1940) early life. ... initially planned for a canal in the square outside the Gothenburg Law Courts.

Author: Erik Champion

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351849301

Category: Architecture

Page: 262

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Organic Design in Twentieth-Century Nordic Architecture presents a communicable and useful definition of organic architecture that reaches beyond constraints. The book focuses on the works and writings of architects in Nordic countries, such as Sigurd Lewerentz, Jørn Utzon, Sverre Fehn and the Aaltos (Aino, Elissa and Alvar), among others. It is structured around the ideas of organic design principles that influenced them and allowed their work to evolve from one building to another. Erik Champion argues organic architecture can be viewed as a concerted attempt to thematically unify the built environment through the allegorical expression of ongoing interaction between designer, architectural brief and building-as-process. With over 140 black and white images, this book is an intriguing read for architecture students and professionals alike.

Erik Gunnar Asplund

12 In a review of the competition for the concert hall, Asplund wrote a glowing review of Tengbom's design. “The architecture is light and dissolved, ...

Author: Malcolm Woollen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351232975

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 645

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history, and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. Through critical essays and beautiful illustrations focusing on four projects, the Woodland Cemetery, the Stockholm Public Library, the Stockholm Exhibition and Asplund’s own house at Stennäs, it addresses the topic of buildings accompanied by landscapes. It proposes that themes related to landscape are central to Asplund’s distinctive work, with these particular sites forming a collection that documents an evolution in his design thinking from 1915 to 1940. The architect himself wrote comparatively little about his design intentions. However, through close reading and analysis of the selected projects as landscapes with architecture, author Malcolm Woollen argues that reflections of the history of Swedish landscape architecture and the intellectual climate in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are evident in his work and help to explain the architect’s intentions. This book is a must-have for academics, advanced students and researchers in landscape architecture and design who are interested in Nordic Classicism and the works of Erik Gunnar Asplund.

The Brilliance of Swedish Glass 1918 1939

The true significance of the Gothenburg Jubilee Exhibition of 1923 is that ... work for the Skandia Cinema which was designed by Gunnar Asplund in 1922-23; ...

Author: Anne-Marie Ericsson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300070055

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 121

Udgivet i forbindelse med udstilling på Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts fra 21.november 1996-2. marts 1997

Makers of 20th Century Modern Architecture

“Erik Gunnar Asplund.“ (October 1982). The whole issue. ... "Asplund's Crematorium. ... "The Collapse of a Vision Goteborg Town Square.“ Lotus 46 (1985).

Author: Donald Leslie Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136640630

Category: Reference

Page: 450

View: 642

Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture is an indispensable reference book for the scholar, student, architect or layman interested in the architects who initiated, developed, or advanced modern architecture. The book is amply illustrated and features the most prominent and influential people in 20th-century modernist architecture including Wright, Eisenman, Mies van der Rohe and Kahn. It describes the milieu in which they practiced their art and directs readers to information on the life and creative activities of these founding architects and their disciples. The profiles of individual architects include critical analysis of their major buildings and projects. Each profile is completed by a comprehensive bibliography.


Architecture an Inspiration

When Gunnar Asplund won the competition for the extension to the law courts in Gothenburg in 1913, he was faced with the daunting task of relating the new ...

Author: Ivor Smith

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784620696

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 299

This book is about appreciation; it is an attempt to explain what architecture essentially is, rather than merely what it looks like. Architecture an Inspiration is addressed to those who enjoy buildings, cities and landscapes, and would like to have a deeper appreciation and a basis for their likes and dislikes. A full appreciation demands careful observation, and in these pages there are many explorations of this sort. The book is divided into two parts: the first is about the nature of architecture, describing what is necessary. The chapter headings define the basic requirements that, to varying degrees, must always be met, such as facilitating activity, moderating climate, relating to context, respecting materials and structure, as well as conveying meaning and delight. The second part is about the nature of designing and focuses on what the designer brings to the task to arrive at a human and poetic synthesis. These different ways of thinking are elusive and not necessarily conscious; they include the use of reason and intuition, the value of experience and precedent, the role of metaphor and the search for harmony. For students this is difficult, because there is no ‘right’ way of designing. So much of what is written about the architecture of today is negative that it seemed opportune to take a positive approach and point to work that is good – now and in the past – and reiterate some timeless qualities. Architecture an Inspiration does not set out to be comprehensive; Ivor Smith chooses examples that he finds particularly inspiring from the work of a few selected architects. The book will appeal to those both interested in and studying architecture.

Erik Gunnar Asplund

Erik Gunnar Asplund Dan Cruickshank. Am Hi ! ILALTI 64 65 > CINZ by Peter Blundell Jones GOTHENBURG LAW COURTS PART. 62-64 Late facade variants of 1934-35 ...

Author: Erik Gunnar Asplund

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Category: Architects

Page: 134

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