Future People’s Palace – Remaking the Architecture of the Welfare State
Pontus Lomar, architect and founder of the award-winning, multi-disciplinary practice Lomar Arkitekter, brings his watercolours with him whenever he travels. When there is time, he selects a place or a building and paints what he sees – swiftly, impromptu, without reflection.
Over 25 years, this has resulted in thousands of watercolours from all over the world. Snapshots of places and architecture, of light and colour. But also of the context of architecture. The pace of the city. The life of its inhabitants. All those things that breathe life into architecture.
In his new book, Pontus Lomar paints a portrait of his beloved hometown, Stockholm, and its boroughs. With a selection of 62 watercolours from different places, from Drottningholm to Skogskyrkogården, and personal reflections on the motifs, he invites us to see the city through the eyes of an architect. Welcome to Pontus Lomar’s Stockholm.