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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Humlegården apartment in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

 
August 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Oversized and multicoloured parquet – a spatial idea.

Departing from Swedish traditional use of colours and patterns, this apartment design is inspired by the unusual quality of the location at the park Humlegården. A long row of rooms relate to the massive greenery outside. Light and colour change with the season and become very present in the interior spaces; from winter grey and black, through summertime bright and deep greens, to orange, red and yellow in autumn.

Hall (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter / Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård.
  • Project name: Humlegården apartment.
  • Location: Engelbrektsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Collaborators: Tove Belfrage, Helene Amundsen, Johan Björkholm, Karolina Nyström.
  • Dates: Project 2006, construction 2007-2008.
  • Client: Undisclosed.
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman.
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Adobe CS

Hall (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

With an interest in finding new ways to detail and produce architecture that combines contemporary industrial processes with the quality of crafted materials and details, we developed an oversized and multicoloured parquet. As a result, a spatial idea was defined where overlapping colours transform the apartment program and add a new layered structure of spaces, that are linked to each other across the original plan.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

This way the design set out to re-establish the once well crafted quality of this turn of the century apartment of late Art Nouveau that during later decades had been totally altered. It had even momentarily been transformed into a medical clinic, leaving very few traces of the original.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

The stained ash parquet floor functions as a uniting system that offers design possibilities. With a set of colours in different shades, the relationship between each room could be developed, and natural light be encouraged or tuned down. The position of every piece of parquet was rigorously specified, eliminating random placement from the construction process.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

All furniture is rendered in white, which highlights the physical design of each individual piece, simultaneously allowing us to create a coherent ensemble, including pieces from different design cultures and times.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Hall (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Hall (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Living room (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Dining room (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Dining room (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

Dining room (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

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