Published this month is Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life. The monograph covers both his built and unrealised designs; from retail spaces, churches, cemeteries and landscapes, to exhibition architecture, graphics, product design, furniture and interiors.
The comprehensive book coincides with ArkDes' exhibition of the same name. Caruso St John has designed the exhibition, which opens in October this year.
It consists of an extensive range of photographs, drawings and sketches, the publication drawing on the archive and personal library of Lewerentz. Alongside, essays exploring his life and work, as well as, his legacy today in contemporary architecture. All based on research undertaken at ArkDes, Sweden's national centre for architecture and design.
Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life, is edited by Kieran Long and Johan Örn with Mikael Andersson. With contributions by Mikael Andersson, Kieran Long, and Johan Örn. Photographs by Johan Dehlin, in collaboration with ArkDes, Stockholm.
Photo of book © Malmsten Hellberg
Photos below, St Mark's Church, Björkhagen. © Johan Dehlin
1st October 2021 - 28th August 2022
Arkdes' Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life opens this Friday. The comprehensive exhibition has been curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn and Lena Landerberg, and designed by Caruso St John.
The exhibition Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life opens in October at ArkDes, Stockholm. To mark the occasion Gagosian director Mark Francis spoke with Adam Caruso, Kieran Long, director of ArkDes, and Swedish arts critic Anna Nittve. They discussed the extent of the exhibition's research and design, as well as the enduring legacy of Lewerentz. The interview features in the Fall 2021 edition of Gagosian Magazine.
To mark the opening of Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life at ArkDes, Adam Caruso will be giving a lecture on the exhibition's design process, alongside his own relationship to Lewerentz and his legacy today.
Adam Caruso was interviewed for OASE Journal's edition on modernity. Emailing with the issue's editors, Tom Avermaete and Hans Teerds, he discusses the nuances of what it means to be 'modern' and how to engage with a cities architectural codes and conventions while adding to its definition of history.
A selection of Caruso St John's recent competition entries feature in Issue 103 of AV Proyectos. The issue includes prize-winning designs for the new AXA office building in central Zurich, the OLMA exhibition pavilion in St Gallen, and a pair of apartment buildings in Eggen, Lucerne.
Peter St John was interviewed by Veronica Simpson about the practice's renovation work at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. They discussed the recently completed Café and Fernery, alongside the future plans for the arts centre.
An interview with Adam Caruso features in a new gta Verlag publication, Against and For Method. Edited by Jan Silberberger, the volume tries to tackle the deficiencies in studio teaching and proposes possibilities for integrating research approaches into teaching and practice.
A+ Sessions was launched last year to discover more about architects' approaches. Interviewing a range of international architects, A+ has shown the breadth of contemporary architectural thinking.
Adam Caruso answers a series of quick-fire questions, choosing between Robert Smithson or Gordon Matta Clark, painting or photography, and architecture or agriculture.
Adam Caruso contributes an essay to monumental_. The 'monumental' in the 21st century is seen as a questionable characteristic. Its dubious reputation resulting in its demise, particularly with urban planning. Dortmund Positions' first book in a series of symposium texts, tackles this issue with writing from Adam Caruso, Heike Hanada, and Wilfried Kuehn, among others.
Adam Caruso contributes a review of Sébastien Marot's 'Taking The Country’s Side, Agriculture and Architecture' to Drawing Matter.
Walsall, United Kingdom
31 March 2021
The Guardian is currently exploring the collections of British institutions, highlighting important artworks. From the New Art Gallery in Walsall, Julie Brown the collection's curator, analyses and celebrates Sally Ryan's sculpture 'The Martinique'.