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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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Lilla Bommen Vision in Gothenburg, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB

Redevelopment of a centrally located site in Göteborg. The commission was to develop the future empty site remaining from the planned demolishing of the old bridge Göta älvbron.

The Proposal aims to link the fragmented urban fabric that is the present state of the site. A new green urban axis connects the waterfront with the city center and existing green urban areas. This new walk and bicycle path aims to secure green public space in a future densification of the central site.

Image Courtesy Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB
  • Project: Lilla Bommen Vision
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Client: Vasakronan, Platzer, Göteborgs Stad
  • Type: Urban Planning
  • Size: Large, +120 000
  • Stage: Completed Invited Competition
  • Year: 2012
  • Team: Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky, Sanna Johnels, Kuei Fang Chang, Gaby Andersson

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Victoria Tower in Kista, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

As one of the tallest buildings in Stockholm, Victoria Tower stands out among its neighbors and acts as an icon of the surround area. Situated between Stockholm proper and the city airport, the tower serves a nearby office park with conference and office facilities, as well as providing a 229 room hotel. The tessellated façade of the building is clad entirely in colored glass, though in actuality two-thirds of the walls are fully insulated. This allows the tower to appear as a colorful prism in its geometry and materiality while meeting the needs for energy conservation. The tower has a parallelogram-shaped plan for floors 2–21, which is comprised of the hotel rooms, while the upper floors are rectangular, delineating the office spaces and a roof bar. This causes the top floors to cantilever slightly above the underlying shaft, emphasizing its geometry.

Image Courtesy © Ola Fogelström - Fotograf Ola Fogelström

  • Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Victoria Tower
  • Location: Arne Beurlings torg 3A, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photographs: Ola Fogelström – Fotograf Ola Fogelström, Tord-Rikard Söderström – Wingårdhs, Åke E:son Lindman – Lindman Photography
  • Architect: Ms Karolina Keyzer
  • WAF Entry: 2012
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Client: Call Tower Invest AB
  • Contractor: PEAB
  • Floors: 34
  • Gross Area: 23 000 sqm
  • Year of Construction: 2009–2011
  • Environmental Engineer: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

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The Mill House in Skane, Sweden by Wingardh Arkitektkontor AB trough

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Article source: Wingardh Arkitektkontor AB trough

Wingårdh converted a large old farm in the countryside in southern Sweden into a vacation house for a family from the nearby city of Malmö. He transformed the original farm buildings – cowshed, stables, hay loft and barn – into sleeping quarters, kitchen and a gym, among other rooms, and added a new freestanding wing to the late 19th -century house. This little annex is a refuge, a quiet place to escape to or a private domain for guests to inhabit. Throughout the project, the client demonstrated unwavering faith in the architect, giving him great latitude in designing the little fifty-square-meter cottage.

Image Courtesy Wingardh Arkitektkontor AB trough

  • Architects:  Wingardh Arkitektkontor AB trough
  • Project:  The Mill House
  • Location: Vastra Karup, Skane, Sweden 
  • Year of construction: 2000
  • Client: Private
  • Project manager: Gunnar Altenhammar and Dagon Förvaltnings AB trough Göran Malmgren 
  • Structure engineer: Gunnar Altenhammar och Kjessler & Mannerstråle AB trough Bengt Johansson 
  • Mechanical engineer: Thorsell Energi & Klimatkonsult AB trough Håkan Thorsell 
  • Electrical engineer: Elkonsult Christer Nilsson 
  • Contractor: Harmarks Bygg AB
  • Shop fitter: Jönssons Snickeri AB
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Stockholm City Station in Sweden by 3XN

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Article source: 3XN Architects

‘Stockholm City Station’ will mark the entrance to Stockholm’s inner city center and integrates the station, a hotel and conference center along with apartments. The main idea behind the design was to create a building that gently adjusts to the area’s existing building in scale and expression, and which reinterprets a number of local Swedish design traditions.

Image Courtesy 3XN Architects

  • Architect: 3XN Architects
  • Project: Stockholm City Station
  • Principal and Creative Director: Kim Herforth Nielsen

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Urban Lighthouse in Göteborg, Sweden by Marcio Rodrigues

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: Marcio Rodrigues

The project was develloped to a student competition promoted by chalmers, to desing a “naturum”, a nature museum, deeply connected with the river of goteborg.

TWO MAIN INTENTIONS:

beacon/lighthouse_ light possibilities of the materials. The polycarbonate panels blends with the colours of the site and with the light. it’s a neutral material which gives and industrial sense to this architecture. during the day, a silent intervention, during the night a light reference for the river and to the city skyline.

Urban Lighthouse

  • Architects: Marcio Rodrigues
  • Project: Urban Lighthouse
  • Location: Göteborg, Sweden

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