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Vetlanda Group-Home in Vetlanda, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

KKA has designed a new group-home for six young disabled persons situated in the rural town of Vetlanda. The dwellers expressed a strong wish for the building not to have the appearance of a large complex but rather to relate to the scale of surrounding villas and farmhouses. Therefore we designed each dwelling with its own pitched roof. The houses are gathered around a common dining room. Much effort was put in to design the homes to suit the users´ specific needs of universal design.

Image Courtesy KKA

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
  • Project: Vetlanda Group-Home
  • Location: Vetlanda, Sweden
  • Client: Vetlanda Municipality
  • Type: Disabled Persons Home, in Swedish: “Enskillt boende”
  • Stage: Under construction
  • Year: 2011
  • Team: Joakim Kaminsky,Maria Martinez,Pamela Paredes,Fredrik Kjellgren,Johan Brandström, Josefina Högberg


Sundsvall Theater in Sundsvall, Sweden by François Blanciak Architect

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Article source: François Blanciak Architect

In order to emphasize the public nature of the art center, the project presents itself as a series of cuts of an original spherical volume that are tilted to allow pedestrians to cross freely through the public space upon which the building sits. In addition to distinguishing the various programmatic elements of the project, this translation movement follows and connects to an existing public building axis.

Bird Eye View

  • Architect: François Blanciak Architect
  • Name of Project: Sundsvall Theater
  • Location: Sundsvall, Sweden
  • Collaborator: Glen Wash Ivanovic
  • Program: Performance center
  • Type: Competition
  • Date: 2008
  • Area: 20000 m²


TENNISCALATOR in växjö, sweden by david tajchman

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: David tajchman

Tenniscalator is a proposal for a new tennis centre in Vaxjo, Sweden. Made entirely out of wood it spans an area of 9000 m2. The site chosen for the project is large enough to welcome a one level tennis complex programme. However, a quick analysis of the areas shows the possibility of concentrating everything in almost 10% of the plot area. this concentration in the northern part of the parcel allows the development of a 13652 square meters landscape facing the future built developments. Layering tennis courts is aimed to give a landmark character to the proposal. The wooden totem reaches a height of 58 meters. Not too high, nor too flat, this iconic piece of wood is now visible from far, easy to recognize, easier to identify the neighbourhood.
Building compact permits environmental advantages such as economies of energies and displacements. Heating, ventilation, water, gas and electricity networks are shorter in a vertical setting then in the horizontal one.

Image Courtesy david tajchman

Nobis Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects

Towards the end of the 19th century, every self-respecting city erected what it considered to be its biggest and best hotel. It was usually named Grand Hotel and was more often than not paid for out of the private pockets of wealthy barons. These hotels are often still in use today and have a charm that maybe only a century-old ideal of quality can give.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects 
  • Project: Nobis Hotel
  • Location: Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Client:    Nobis Group, Sandro Catenacci
  • Contractor:  Ebab
  • Total floor area: 8750 kvm
  • Year of construction of the south building: 1884-86
  • Year of construction of the north building: 1890-93
  • Re-construction year: 2010
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman


Continental Towers in Stockholm, Sweden by C. F. Møller Architects

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

The tower block construction in Stockholm has been planned in connection with the extension of the City Line rail link.

The complex of 100 metres, the equivalent of approximately 30 stories, will include a hotel, offices and possibly housing. The building will be equipped with an entrance to a new station at street level directly opposite the city’s old main railway station, Centralen, and will therefore be a landmark for Stockholm’s new metro.

Image Courtesy C. F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Continental Towers
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Client: FOLKSAM in co-operation with: Citybanan, Scandic Hotels, Stockholms Stadsbyggnadskontor, and Stockholms Exploateringskontor
  • Landscape: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Size: 20.000 m2 (including the existing hotel 30.000 m2)
  • Year: 2009-
  • Photography: C. F. Møller Architects


Refugium of a Forester in Varberg, Sweden by Petra Gipp Architect

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: Petra Gipp Architect

The nature reserve of Grimeton is part of Åkulla beech woods area, situated a couple of miles east of Varberg, close to the world heritage of Grimeton. It is a dramatic nature that rises over the flat arable lands along the seaboard. Highly situated on a plateau by one of the smaller lakes, Rörsjön, the refugium and the barn are solitarily located.

Image Courtesy Björn Lofterud

  • Architects: Petra Gipp Architect
  • Project: Refugium of a Forester
  • Location: Varberg, Sweden
  • Structural engineer: Peter Bojrup, Structor AB
  • Contractor: Mattias Andersson, Designwork
  • Photographs: Björn Lofterud
  • Model constructor: Veronica Carlsson
  • Project year: 2007
  • Project area: 108 sqm


Garden House in Viksberg, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The client wanted a garden, the actual reason why they decided to move from their duplex apartment in central Stockholm to this country side location at lake Mälaren. Consequently we proposed a house conceived as an integrated vertical addition to the garden, where indoor and outdoor spaces gradually blend and interact.

Garden House

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: Garden House
  • Location: Viksberg, Sweden
  • Area: 180 sqm (240 BTA) + roof terrace and winter garden.
  • Chief architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård.
  • Team: Fredrik Nilsson, Lukas Thiel, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Björkholm, Dennis Suppers.
  • Landscape consultants: C-O-M-B-I-N-E, Anders Mårsén, Eveliina Hafvenstein Säteri


Moderna Museet Malmö in Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

A starting point was that a new art museum, as a public and cultural building, represents a rare opportunity to create a new node within a city, changing the urban balance and developing the surrounding neighbourhood. In Malmö, a city in the south of Sweden, there was the possibility to create a new art museum with an informal and experimental character, housed within the 1900’s industrial building of the former Electricity plant, which would complement the main museum in Stockholm.

Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project name: Moderna Museet Malmö
  • Location: Gasverksgatan 22, Malmö, Sweden
  • Start date: 2008
  • Completion date: 2009, Public opening 26 December 2009
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman


UADM – Uppsala University in Sweden by 3XN

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: 3XN

3XN wins architecture competition for university building in Uppsala, Sweden

The new university building unites the past and the future by extending the lines from the historical surroundings into an innovative structure pointing towards future study and work life

Uppsala University has more than 500 years’ of history and thus is one of Sweden’s most established institutions, complete with traditions and an esteemed regard.  At the same time, the University is known as a modern institution for world class research and higher education. Thus, the vision for the new University Building is to bridge the past and the future by creating synergy between location, expression and layout.


  • Architect: 3XN
  • Name of Project: UADM – Uppsala University
  • Location: Dag Hammerskjölds Väg, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Client: Akademiska Hus and University of Uppsala
  • Size: 13.000 m2
  • 3XN team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Jan Ammundsen, Christian Wamberg, Olaf Kunert, Tobias Gagner, Stig Vesterager Gothelf, Majbritt Lerche, Rasmus Hjortshøj, Eva Hviid-Nielsen


Kalmar Museum of Art in Stockholm archipelago, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

On a remote island in the Stockholm archipelago, this small house is built within the context and specific conditions for construction that no car access for transports result in.  Around an central open space, four small rooms for sleeping, storage and bath are placed, one in each corner. Light enters through a skylight and large glazed niches that underscores the atelier like character of the central space, as it opens up toward the sky and its green environs in 360°.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: Kalmar Museum of Art
  • Location: Kalmar, Sweden
  • Client: Municipality of Kalmar
  • Area: 2500 sqm
  • Team: Martin Videgård, Bolle Tham, Lukas Thiel, Tove Belfrage, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Björkholm
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Built area: 1594 sqm + refurbishment of existing restaurant building.
  • Construction time: 18 months


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