#ARCHITECTURE #SVENMARKELIUS #1932 #HelSINGBORG

    The concert hall in Helsingborg is, to me, one of Sven Markelius' most beautiful buildings and as such enjoy all the virtues of functionalism.  I usually take a walk around it every time I'm nearby. During this late summer day the sun was setting and hence put almost everything in the shade, including the entrance and the big square in front of it, but like any great sculpture it can be viewed from all angles.  It is designed as if it were ingeniously assembled by simple geometric shapes, so popular in architecture and modern painting at the time, such as circles, rhomboids, rectangles and the straight line. The white plaster gives a clear sense of space and visual serenity. There are many things I like about this building and the vertical strip window on the second photo is definitely one of them.

 

The concert hall in Helsingborg is, to me, one of Sven Markelius' most beautiful buildings and as such enjoy all the virtues of functionalism.  I usually take a walk around it every time I'm nearby. During this late summer day the sun was setting and hence put almost everything in the shade, including the entrance and the big square in front of it, but like any great sculpture it can be viewed from all angles.  It is designed as if it were ingeniously assembled by simple geometric shapes, so popular in architecture and modern painting at the time, such as circles, rhomboids, rectangles and the straight line. The white plaster gives a clear sense of space and visual serenity. There are many things I like about this building and the vertical strip window on the second photo is definitely one of them.