27 augusti 2009

26 augusti 2009

Luxury modernism....


Stockholm, Askrikegatan 9-13, 1937-38, by Sture Frölén

Stockholm is a beautiful city....



Stockholm, Värtavägen 41 / Askrikegatan 21 (1930`s)
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The last floor overlooking Gärdet ....suits me perfectly !

Combining....

Stockholm, Stallgatan, (1880`s and 1980`s)
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....old and new, requires sensitivity....and a few skills.

25 augusti 2009

City [dis]membering....

Stockholm, Slussen, (1960`s ?)

Toy car garage...?

Värtavägen, Stockholm, (1950`s or earlier ?)

24 augusti 2009

Coldplay and "Viva La Vida Tour" at Stockholms Stadion….

August 22, 22:47 - and one of the better concerts I ever experienced


 "White Lies" ....


....the 1912 Olympic Stadium

20 augusti 2009

Slottsskogsvallen, Lars Israel Wahlman, 1923



Built for the Göteborg Exposition and ornamented with classical empire elements (click the pictures to enlarge)
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In this stadium, Arne Andersson and Gunder Hägg had some of their fights for the world record in the english mile, during the year of 1942.
In 1975, John Walker broke the world record and was the first human to run the mile under 3:50 (3:49.4).
And of course....Patrik Sjöberg trained here for many years, and became one of the best high-jumpers ever.

16 augusti 2009

Royal Desert Palms....

Alexander Residence, William Krisel, 1957

15 augusti 2009

Union 76....

Palm Springs, Donald Wexler, 1962

Pier Luigi Nervi....

Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze, 1932

Seidler House....

Sydney, Harry Seidler, 1967

14 augusti 2009

Mid-century....

....LA-modernism, is good enough for me.

13 augusti 2009

Van Nellefabriek....



Rotterdam, Johannes Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt, 1929
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( tobacco factory )

Zuyev Workers' Club....

Moscow, Ilya Golosov, 1928

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe....

Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic, 1930

Peter Celsing....

Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 1974

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06 augusti 2009

Växjö Stadsbibliotek....

Erik Uluots, 1965
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...and the extention from 2003 by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

05 augusti 2009

Preservation....a noble act !

Rua Dr. Gama Barros, Lisbon, (1950`s ?). Photo stolen from Dona T

Weissenhof....


Stuttgart, Le Corbusier, 1927

01 augusti 2009

U2 360° Tour and....The Claw !

Nya Ullevi, Fritz Jaenecke / Sten Samuelson, 1958 (click to enlarge)


Ullevi Stadium, Göteborg, 31 July 2009

Not as good as the concert in Göteborg during The Vertigo Tour 2005 (which was a complete knockout), but a memorable show with the most “intelligent” stage ever.... “The Claw” (Willie Williams): Inspired on the Theme Building of the LAX Airport (Pereira, Luckman, Williams, Becket), the stage has no defined front or back and is surrounded on all sides by the audience. Gigantic....without hiding anything at all, hanging loudspeakers with perfect sound,....a brilliant concept.

Best in show: "Vertigo" and a very odd version of "I`ll go crazy if I don`t go crazy tonight".... (Snow Patrol was a good revelation).