Found project: Markuskyrkan


    Project : Markuskyrkan

    Language variant : St. Mark’s Church

    Architect : Lewerentz, Sigurd

    Completion: 1963

    Locality : Stockholm

    Country : Sweden

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    St. Mark’s Church was designed by the Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz and it was built between 1956–1963. The church counts together with the architect's second church, Sankt Petri (1962–1966) in Klippan, one of the highlights of the1900s brutal architecture.

    Work on the Markus Church became an unusual project, what it comes to modern times. An old-time construction hut was established for the construction period, where the architect was present daily to lead the work. Lewerentz’ special attention was paid to the work of the masons, who respected the old gentleman’s creativity and knowledge.

    Lewerentz used here for the first time windows without frames. The isolating windowpanes were set directly into the wall openings by using an elastic sealant. There are no doorframes, baseboards or cornices, and the electrical connections are drawn visibly on the exterior of the masonry, forming their own architectural expression. The painting is extremely sparse and the surface layers are dominated by natural materials, like brick from the Helsingborg Ångtegelbruk and floor tiles from Höganäs, laminated beams and plywood boards. Lewerentz himself also designed the majority of lighting fixtures and benches.

    http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markuskyrkan (June 23, 2011).

    Ed. and transl. Katriina Puputti



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