Publication: Södra Ängby - Modernism Architecture Landscape
Carlsson Bokförlag, 2015
DATE: 0/0/0
"[...] Södra Ängby is a suburban development of over five hundred single- family homes strewn across two hills on the north shore of Lake Mälaren, one of the largest collections in Europe of single-family homes in modernist style. It quickly earned the nickname of the White City. This book is about Södra Ängby – about the ideas that developed among Stockholm’s urban planners, how international precedents from places like France and Germany influenced them, who the architects were that designed the houses, how they were built, where the first residents came from, and how we can preserve this national cultural heritage site for future generations. But Södra Ängby has even more to tell us. It captures the emergence of a new, modern society built on new values of democracy, progress, public health, and community. Södra Ängby became a reflection of the new Sweden that was being born, the political push to construct a “home for the people,” and of the Swedish model of compromise between capitalism and socialism that would be studied internationally as “the Middle Way.” It was a time when Sweden was the most modern country in the world."
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