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    POSTCARD FROM RONCHAMP

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    The architectural highlight of our bicycle ride across France was visiting the Notre Dame du Haut chapel, a steep climb from the town of Ronchamp. Designed by Le Corbusier and built in 1955, this expressionist chapel is one of the icons of 20th century European architecture.

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    FROM VERNACULAR TO MODERN IN SWEDEN

    The history of architecture in Sweden over the last four centuries is one of "functionalistic eclecticism," with traditions borrowed from other cultures, molded by national politics, and blended into uniquely Swedish form.

    Sweden's traditional building culture was anonymous, exemplified by the Bjoerkvik storehouse, a nobleman's showpiece. But in the 1600s, Sweden began to fight its way to a position of international influence that spurred huge architectural ambitions. The traditional artistry continued and coexisted with high-profile architecture.

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