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Modern mortuary by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

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by Tyler last modified Mar 03, 2014

I never thought I would be featuring a modern mortuary but there is something simple and minimal about this addition to Asker crematorium and chapel, built in the late nineteen fifties. Part of the appeal to me is the color palette consisting mostly of whites, creams and lighter neutral colors. The structure and interiors almost […] The post Modern mortuary by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk appeared first on .




 

 

I never thought I would be featuring a modern mortuary but there is something simple and minimal about this addition to Asker crematorium and chapel, built in the late nineteen fifties. Part of the appeal to me is the color palette consisting mostly of whites, creams and lighter neutral colors. The structure and interiors almost have a monochromatic feel. There are some very interesting details going on as well.

Modern mortuary architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Modern mortuary architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

“One aspect of the project intrigued me throughout the design process: Even though the mortuary is religiously neutral, many features of the building quite soon presented themselves as metaphors. The proportions of the rooms, the geometry, the light, the fixtures and even the small stones in the concrete floors seemed to attract symbolic meaning. I am still not sure whether this aspect is actually present in the building, or just brought to the surface of my mind by the program alone.”

Modern architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Modern architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Modern architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Modern architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Modern architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Modern architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Modern architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Modern architecture Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

http://www.holmebakk.no

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