Something Nordic

I randomly stumbled across this drawing recently. It is an attempt to illustrate the develpment of Scandinavian architecture by comparing floor plans from three buildings, each symptomatic of the style of their time, construced by three architects considered practitioners (or even founders) of that style.

This drawing was made as part of a school project. We were to investigate Asplunds Villa Snellman. Despite the fact that a historic context was not part of the assignment it was what I found to be the most interesting perspective. It is fascinating to me how it is possible to trace ideas and developments in architecture back to their origins. At times I have the feeling that architecture seems like a completely random discipline. But buildings are born from more than just one mind. We are all part of a more grand story. No man is an island.

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