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        • Domestic Monumentality in the Interwar Years
          Gothenburg Courthouse Extension and Aarhus City Hall

        Abstract
        Under the influence of examples from France, Germany and the Netherlands, modern architecture in Scandinavia takes its own directions towards the end of the 1920s. In public buildings for courts, schools, universities or town halls, architects such as Gunnar Asplund or Arne Jacobsen and C.F. Møller were looking for a form in which the principles of modern architecture could be connected to local traditions and expectations. Materiality and an existing culture of craft are used in buildings that explicitly serve the new welfare state that arises mainly in Denmark and Sweden in the same period. Informality and monumentality were part of an architectural approach that characterises Scandinavian modern architecture in the middle of the twentieth century and thus remains a special point of reference for contemporary designers.
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        Citation
        Storgaard, E. (2018). Domestic Monumentality in the Interwar Years. Gothenburg Courthouse Extension and Aarhus City Hall. Microcosm . Searching for the City in Its Interiors, OASE, (101), 22–29. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/101/DomesticMonumentalityintheInterwarYears

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