Sigurd Lewerence designed the resurrection chapel in 1915 for the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm. A visitor approaches the chapel on foot along an impossibly long and strict allée. The formal and traditional entrance of the chapel is framed by the trees for the entire walk. Upon entering the chapel the axis that has been carefully established is casually broken as the interior the building reorients itself ninety degrees to the left.
The historic structure that we designed this bakery within was formerly the chapel for a mortuary - a somber space for reflection and solace. The challenge was to preserve the calm and scale of this unique place while waking in it a new experience of light and outward connection. Warm materials anchor the light filled main hall while the new counter and custom lights playfully shift the existing symmetry. Historic windows were carefully re-created with new transparency to let the lush courtyard flood the interior with sunlight.