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Exploration of linearity as a means of connection. How does a new design insert and connect itself an the existing context?


The following is an approach to introduce multiple architectural interventions; the new Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)'s Faculty of Architecture, Nobel Price Centre, an extension to the Liljevalchs Museum, an addition to the Stockholm Public Library, and the new Woodland Crematorium into a historic setting that hopes to gently ameliorate the surrounding environment. 


Zarith Pineda + Anthony Boguszewski

Atelier Carl Fredrik Svenstedt, Ecole Speciale D'Architecture, Paris


“But Mother was cremated. This means that she was put into a coffin and burned and ground up and turned into ash and smoke. I do not know what happens to the ash and I couldn’t ask at the crematorium because I didn’t go to the funeral. But the smoke goes out of the chimney and into the air and sometimes I look up and I think that there are molecules of Mother up there, or in clouds over Africa or the Antarctic, or coming down as rain in the rain forests in Brazil, or snow somewhere.”

― Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time



“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” 

― Friedrich Nietzsche



“Ladies and Gentlemen, I stand before you now because I never stopped dawdling like an eight-year-old on a spring morning on his way to school. Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn. I am a very happy man. Thank you. - Dr. Hoenikker’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech (in its entirety).” 

― Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle



“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” 

― Mark Twain



“Architects give us temples in which something marvelous is obviously going on. Actually, practically nothing is going on.” 

― Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

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