Monday, April 13, 2009

224. Markuskyrkan, Skarpnacks forsamling, Bjorkhagen, Stockholm


Dear Sven,

Lewerentz talked about ancient Persian masonry walls
when asked for the design process of his famous
Church of St. Mark. Indeed the archaic and closed
walls of the building stand against the light birch grove
on the site and continue inside the building with
wonderful masonry vaults ceilings. St. Mark's was
completed in 1960 when he was 75 and it was the
building that consolidated his position as the living
master amongst Swedish architects.

Best regards.
R