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Strawscraper in Stockholm, Sweden by Belatchew Arkitektur

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Belatchew Arkitektur

Belatchew Arkitekter presents STRAWSCRAPER, the first project to come out of the newly established Belatchew Labs. STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of Söder Torn on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy producing shell covered in straws that can recover wind energy. What was supposed to become a building of 40 flights became 26. Söder Torn on Södermalm in central Stockholm was finalized 1997, but the architect Henning Larsen had already left the contract after having lost influence over the design of the tower.

Image Courtesy © Belatchew Arkitektur

Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy in Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Spacescape

Developed by Spacescape, Airport City Stockholm, in cooperation with Swedavia Swedish Airports (state), Sigtuna municipality, and Arlandastad Holding (private real estate), has a new urban design strategy and urban plan that envisions a unique airport city which emphasizes urban qualities and places sustainability in focus. Such rapid expansion has placed distinct demands on planning, which has resulted in this collaborative effort. Creating these foundations, along with offering the world within walking distance, will increase value and attract even more people and businesses. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Image courtesy  Sandell Sandberg

  • Architects: Spacescape
  • Project: Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy Proposal
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Wood House in Gothenburg, Sweden by Unit Arkitektur AB

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Unit Arkitektur AB

Billdal, 20 km south of Gothenburg, is a community with a large amount of detached housing, situated within commuter distance to central  Gothenburg.

Image Courtesy © el studio

  • Architects: Unit Arkitektur AB
  • Project: Wood House
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Photography: el studio
  • Client: Private
  • Design Principal: Mikael Frej + Klas Moberg
  • Project Architects: Frans Magnusson
  • Floor area: 270 sqm
  • Project year: completed 2012
  • Vent:  DeltaTe
  • Statics: RH Byggteknik
  • Software used: AutoCad LT 2008 and sketch-up 7 pro

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Villa Wallin in Yxlan, Stockholm archepelago, Sweden by Erik Andersson Architects

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Article source: Erik Andersson Architects

On Yxlan in the northern Stockholm archipelago, Erik Andersson Architects has designed the archetypal house. Designed strictly by using the proportional ratio of 1:3, the house measures six meters in depth, eighteen meters in length and six meters in height. The facade windows alsofollow a clear pattern: they are all square in form and have the same size.

Image Courtesy © Åke E-son Lindman

  • Architects: Erik Andersson Architects
  • Project: Villa Wallin
  • Location: Yxlan, Stockholm archepelago, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E-son Lindman
  • Status: Completed
  • Client: Mats Wallin and Petra Ryrberg
  • Budget: EUR 150.000
  • Size: 108m.

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European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden by Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects, COBE and SLA have won the international design competition for the European Spallation Source (ESS), in Lund, Sweden. ESS will become the world’s largest and most advanced facility for neutron-based research. The team also includes the engineering comapnies Buro Happold, NNE Pharmaplan and Transsolar.

“Researchers will travel to Lund from every corner of the world. At ESS, they will become part of a global research community. They will require space for concentrated work, but they will also need places where they can meet other researchers”, says Jacob Kurek, Partner and Architect, Henning Larsen Architects. “In the atriums found in the buildings, they will be able to meet each other informally, inspire each other, exchange ideas and share their knowledge.”

Image Courtesy © Luxigon 

Prästgården in Gustavsberg, Sweden by Arkitema Architects

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Arkitema Architects

The development Prästgården lies close to the centre of Gustavsberg, Sweden – an area close to Stockholm with great natural qualities – close to the archipelago and still within commuting distance of Stockholm. The dwellings are subdivided into four groups of two storey row houses.

Image Courtesy Arkitema Architects 

  • Architects: Arkitema Architects
  • Project: Prästgården
  • Location: Pastor Normans Väg, Gustavsberg, Sweden
  • Size: 28 dwellings
  • Year of completion: 2010-2011
  • Client: Sjaelsö Sverige AB
  • Landscape: Arkitema og Nova Mark
  • Engineer: Looström & Gelin Konstruktionsbyrå AB / PQR
  • Developer: Sjaelsö Sverige AB

Tåkern Visitor Centre in Glänås, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

All the way out where the forest ends and the reeds begin, a visitor center hovers low on piles set carefully into the water’s edge. The building is clad in thatch, camouflaged like a birdwatcher’s blind, hiding its contents from the natural world that surrounds it. This is quiet architecture, using traditional local materials to break new ground with its crystalline geometry. Steep roofs transition seamlessly into walls. The steep pitch gives them longevity. The ridge, where a thatched roof is most vulnerable, is transformed into a glazed skylight.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
  • Project: Tåkern Visitor Centre
  • Location: Lake Tåkern, Glänås, Sweden
  • Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB trough Gert Wingårdh, Jonas Edblad. Team: Ingrid Gunnarsson, Aron Davidsson, Jannika Wirstad and Peter Öhman.
  • Plan: Ödeshög municipality
  • Client: County of Östergötland
  • Contract form: General contractor
  • Contractor:

    • Bird watching tower: Håkan Ström AB
    • Buildings: Skanska Östergötland
  • Gross area: circa 750 sqm
  • Year of construction:
  • Bird watching tower: 2008- 2009.
  • Buildings: 2010-2012
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman, Tord-Rickard Söderström and Christian Badenfelt
  • Main building: 680m2

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Archipelago House in Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The starting point is the direct relation to the dramatic archipelago landscape with the objective to offer within a simple frame – a platform – several diverse readings of the relation space-nature.

Conceived as a light weight construction in wood and glass, this summerhouse is built in the outer Stockholm archipelago. The horizontal character of the black stained exterior relates to the verticals of tall grown pines and the mirrored views of the Baltic Sea.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: Archipelago House
  • Location: Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
  • Client: private
  • Total floor area: 130 m2 house, 20 m2 boat house
  • Duration of construction: 18 months
  • Project / Completed: october 2003 / june 2006
  • Architect office: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Chief architects: Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård
  • Year completed: (2003-2006)
  • Square meters: 130 sqm + terrace
  • Team: Tove Belfrage, Lukas Thiel
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Structural Engineer: Konkret Rådgivande Ingenjörer, Olle Norrman.
  • Coordinator construction: FKTS, Peter Erelöf.
  • Modelmaker: Andreas Hedenskog, Modellverkstaden
  • Contractors: NTK Bygg, Jörgen Johannesson, Åkersberga Elektriska, Rinaldo Eriksson VVS

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Passive House School in Kungsbacka, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

The new school Nya Kollaskolan will be a center-piece in the new area Kollastaden in the center of Kungsbacka, a mixed-used area with around 1000 residential units. The school will supplement the existing school, built in 2000, and host around 360 students and 75 employees.

Street : Image Courtesy Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
  • Project: Passive House School (Kollaskolan)
  • Location: Kungsbacka, Sweden
  • Client: Eksta
  • Team: Joakim, Fredik, Melia, Michael, Michele, Joti, Maelis, Sanna, Johan, Pamela, Maria, Paulina, Kay
  • Type: Architecture
  • Size: Medium 80 000 m²
  • Stage: Detailed Design
  • Year: 2012

House at Applaro in Applaro, Sweden by Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Article source: Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor

The proposal collects all required programme – main building, guest house and terraces into one single volume, with sea views from all rooms. The volume has been modified to bring out the best from the natural conditions at the site.

The tilted form of the plan provides unique and varied views, light conditions and different types of places for relaxed stay, both indoors and outdoors. The house is entirely built in untreated local pine wood.

Image Courtesy © Åke E.Son Lindman

  • Architects: Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor
  • Project: House at Applaro
  • Location: Applaro, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E.Son Lindman
  • Year: 2010 – 2012
  • Program: Private house
  • Area: 150 + 50 + 15 sqm

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