Room 4Architect of the Modern Metropolis Architect of the Modern Metropolis
In 1930, Stockholm was a city of just over 500,000 people, far away in the north of Europe. But its artists and architects travelled. Lewerentz was one of them, and his journeys to Rome, Paris, Vienna, London, Venice, Berlin and other great cities of the day influenced his approach to architecture.
In 1927 Lewerentz moved his office to the most modern street in Sweden: the grand commercial boulevard of Kungsgatan, and began the most productive and prolific period of his career. He designed in every possible medium: graphic design, furniture, product design, interiors, industrial design, facades, buildings, infrastructure and urban planning. It was the first great peak of his career, and in this period he was at the centre of architectural culture in Sweden, especially in his role as one of the leading lights of the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Within the Walls
Perspective of floating dance floor, Stockholm Exhibition
Exterior perspective, PUB department store, Stockholm
Axonmetric perspective, Philips building
Exhibition poster, Stockholm Exhibition
Interior perspective, rental apartment, Stockholm Exhibition