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.
Färgfabriken Kunsthalle in Liljeholmen, Stockholm by Petra Gipp Arkitektur (designed using ArchiCAD)
December 16th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur
In the land marked industrial building dating from the last turn of century there are imprints of different eras. It can be compared to an archive layers of time. The building has served as ammunition factory, paint factory and presently as kunsthalle for contemporary art and architecture. The kunsthalle lies in an area with heavy, superannuated industrial buildings, more or less degenerated. This is a landscape that has been left, that is waiting to be demolished and integrated with the surrounding city. Until then, this place lives on its own terms.
The visitor is lead through a narrow alley – a slot, with the light from above – down towards the water. The walk stays close to the kunsthalle as it passes the entire building, to then be invited into the dark stair and the vast pillar hall.
Underneath the beautiful arches in the halls further down towards the water lies Färgfabriken KafÃ©, where intimate meetings as well as grand parties take place. To the archive, another layer is added, that of our own time, in the shape of three structures the cube, the wall and the hearth. These volumes stand in dialogue with the older building and the contemporary art. They express themselves through the surrounding industrial landscape, which has been worn by time.
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