Elding Oscarson

On masters


photo: © Åke E:son Lindman

Among Swedish architects, there is not much of seeing oneself as a part of a tradition, or school, that is responsibly developed with each new generation. The lack of this is probably a function of a society that encourages independence and individualism, and perhaps also due to a society that sheds anything but a flat hierarchy. Or, rather, seemingly flat. As I understand the mechanism of this flat hierarchy, everyone is by default seen as equally pleasing, but when somebody breaks the boundaries of that, like Asplund or Lewerentz did, they become otherworldly, unreachable, and difficult to discuss critically.

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