Tengbom, Ivar Justus

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Tengbom, Ivar Justus (1878–1968). Swedish architect. One of the most influential of his time, he was the chief protagonist in the evolution of a simplified Neo-Classicism in the inter-war period, as exemplified in his Concert House, Stockholm (1923–8), in which the building became a blocky mass fronted by a huge portico of attenuated stripped columns, the whole reminiscent of the work of Behrens. A prolific designer, his early works, such as the Högalid Church, Stockholm (1911–23), were often in the National Romantic style inaugurated by Östberg at the Stockholm City Hall (1909), but Tengbom himself was more influenced by Nyrop and Wahlman. Other important buildings by Tengbom include the School of Economics (1925–6) and the Match Company Offices (1926–8), both in Stockholm, and the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies, Rome (1937–40).


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