Asplund worked only in his native Sweden, and his is the most famous Swedish name today in the history of early twentieth century architecture.
He developed architecturally from a rustic vernacular tradition to an academe classicism but he reinterpreted both in a quite radical way. Two competitions which he won occupied him throughout his career. The first was the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm won in competition in a joint submission with Sigurd Lewerentz (the architect with whom his name is always coupled); the second was for the rebuilding and extension of the Gothenburg Law Courts.
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