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Gävle Crematorium by ELLT captured by Andy Liffner
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Hitoshi Arato
Jun 1, 2021

Designed by ELLT and built in 1965, Crematorium in Gävle—also known as the Skogsljus, which means Forest Light is a brutalist building settled in the middle of the pine forest.

This concrete crematorium was designed by a group of young architects known as ELLT who started their office when they won the competition for the Gävle Crematorium. It proved hard to top this brilliant design, a jewel not only worthy of its name but also a perfect example of simplistic functionalism fit for human emotion.

Swedish photographer Andy Liffner has captured this place of devotion and dignity in all its beauty and complexity in the series of images below.

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Hitoshi Arato
June 1, 2021

Designed by ELLT and built in 1965, Crematorium in Gävle—also known as the Skogsljus, which means Forest Light is a brutalist building settled in the middle of the pine forest.

This concrete crematorium was designed by a group of young architects known as ELLT who started their office when they won the competition for the Gävle Crematorium. It proved hard to top this brilliant design, a jewel not only worthy of its name but also a perfect example of simplistic functionalism fit for human emotion.

Swedish photographer Andy Liffner has captured this place of devotion and dignity in all its beauty and complexity in the series of images below.

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