Backström, Sven Mauritz

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Backström, Sven Mauritz (1903–92). Swedish architect. Entered into partnership with Leif Axel Reinius (1907–95), designing some of the most influential buildings of the 1940s, when Sweden's relative isolation encouraged the evolution of an indigenous style using natural materials, traditional roof-forms, and much timber. The firm invented the Y-shaped housing block with the three arms joined to a central circulation-core, as at Gröndal, Stockholm (1943–5), and planned the suburb of Vällingby (1956–7), among many other projects.

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