Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Article source: Gustav Appell Arkitektkontor
This private house is shaped as simple volumes contrasting the dramatic topography and the leafy greenery of the surroundings. The development restrictions of the site and the beautiful, tall oak trees did not allow for any standardized solutions. Instead the limitations became the starting point for the initial sketches. The result is a white L-shaped wooden house framing a secluded courtyard. The geometry of the house makes the most of the surrounding views, maximizes the development rights and creates a terrace high among the branches of the oak-trees.
Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman
- Architects: Gustav Appell Arkitektkontor
- Project: Villa Nacka
- Location: Nacka, Sweden
- Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
- Construction year: 2009
- Gross external area: 220 m²
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Article source: Marge Arkitekter AB
Villa Arkö is a summer house situated on an island in the archipelago of Norrköping that will also have the possibility to house the family over Christmas and fall vacations. A steep slant towards south east with a marvelous view is the benchmark for the placement and the form of the villa. The house contains of an archetypical basic shape with a high-pitched roof completely covered in cedar wood which over time will get a silver grey color and interact with the surrounding cliff landscape. A glassed lower volume with sedum roofing and terraces is added on and is thereby creating a building which is following the decrease of the slant. The in-between spaces of the volumes creates out-door spaces in different cardinal directions, on different levels, with and without roofs. Sliding sun shields (with inbuilt mosquito net for the bed rooms) can cover in and protect the house from weather and wind.
Image Courtesy © Johan Fowelin
- Architects: Marge Arkitekter AB
- Project: Villa Arkö
- Location: Island Arkö outside of Arkösund, Sweden
- Photography: Johan Fowelin
- Software used: Microstation
- Client: Private
- Structure (materials) : Timber work
- Total floor area: 200 ㎡
- Year: 2012
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Article source: Murman arkitekter ab
This is a Sauna and relax building in Saltsjöbaden just outside Stockholm.
Saltsjöbaden community was founded in the 1890’s with the goal of creating a society close to nature following the example of central European spas, but near the nature and the sea with the possibility of boat and outdoor activities.
The villas built there was relatively large to fit the growing group of people with a good economy around the turn of the century.
Image Courtesy © Åke E-son Lindman
- Architects: Murman arkitekter ab, Hans Murman och Ulla Alberts, Frida Gustafsson
- Project: Sauna Saltsjöbaden
- Location: Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
- Photography: Åke E-son Lindman, Hans Murman
- Software used: AutoCAD
- Building complete: 2011
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
A new mixed use development with 240 apartments in Loudden, Stockholm. All built in massive wood technique for the specialized wood construction developer Folkhem.
Stockholm is growing fast and the Loudden area, the former international transport harbour, on the northeastern island of Djurgården, is planned to be converted into a new urban area. In line with the overall direction for this new development to achieve real long term environmentally sustainable solutions, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter have developed a proposal for apartment blocks of solid wood.
Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
- Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
- Project: Wooden High rise Housing
- Location: Stockholm, Sweden
- BTA total: 24,700 sq m
- Number of apartments: 180-240 pcs
- Responsible architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
- Team: Jonas Tjäder, Johannes Brattgård, Ryan McGaffney
- Client: Folkhem
- Year: 2014
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Article source: ARRHOV FRICK ARKITEKTKONTOR
The plot just outside Stockholm is located in a scenic area where mostly weekend homes are inserted among pine trees and rocks.
Six Walls House became early in the process a working title. The plot is long and narrow and extends between the road and the water. Perhaps as a contrast to the context, we wanted to build the house around a robust and clear material and concrete blocks with cement plaster became an important part. Simple geometry and detailing have been essential in order to build the house within a tight budget.
Image Courtesy © Mikael Olsson
- Architects: ARRHOV FRICK ARKITEKTKONTOR
- Project: Six Walls House
- Location: Saltsjö-Boo, Nacka, Sweden
- Photography: MIKAEL OLSSON
- STATUS: COMPLETED
- PROGRAM: PRIVATE HOUSE
- AREA: 220 M2
- Area, Sqm: 245kvm
- Year: 2013-2014
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Article source: Leo Qvarsebo Arkitekt MSA
The requests in this project are obvious yet challenging: Cooking outdoors and indoors. A quiet reading area and a bedroom beneath the stars. All three requests has each been associated with a bay window and then superposed under a roof that turns into a terrace in front of the house. In total there are 8 rooms including two huts, three terraces, 8.5 meter ceiling on a total surface of about 85 sqm.
The house turns its back to the forest, but also provides a small glance at the view, Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman
- Architects: Leo Qvarsebo Arkitekt MSA
- Project: Qvarsebo in Västerby
- Location: Västerbyn, Stjärnsund, Dalarna
- Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
- Size: 90sqm
- Year of construction: 2011-2014
- Budget: 100.000 Euro
- Developer: Leo Qvarsebo, Mattias Granwald, Robobygg AB
- Construction: Catherine Carrick, Konkret AB.
- Carpenters: Leo, Elias, Robert, Hanna, Karl, Linnea, Mattias Granwald, Tobbe, Pappa
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Article source: Kirsh+Dereka Architects
The project is located in the outskirts of Stockholm at the suburb of Rinkeby. Interestedly and uniquely the 12 multi-storey housing buildings are planned to be build over the E18 highway a main artery in the road system of Sweden’s capital.
Image Courtesy © Kirsh+Dereka Architects
- Architects: Kirsh+Dereka Architects
- Project: Housing project in Järvaterrassen
- Location: Stockholm, Sweden
- Software used: Archicad and Artlantis
- Developers of the project: re ALM Equity and ByggVesta
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
An innovative housing project with a focus on social sustainability, which is in the first phase of the new urban development, project H +, in Helsingborg. We won the project together with Riksbyggen in a land use competition. The winning proposal has aims to create an environment of diversity, innovation, and sustainability. Placed on the plot is a residential building, with several commercial premises on the ground floor, a lush courtyard and living environment. The building is designed to meet the passive house standard. The proposal is designed with brick facades, a natural and sustainable materials, sourced locally. The color and bricklaying are varied for each stairwell length, which provides a variation in expression.
Image Courtesy © Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
- Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
- Project: Oceanhamnen
- Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
- Team: Joakim Kaminsky, Edouard Boisse, Raluca Constantinescu, Jake Woods
- Client: City of Helsingborg
- Sustainable: Wind energy, Solarcells, Green roofs, urban farming, passive house technology
- Programme: Housing + mixed use in streetlevel ca 2760 sqm
- Status: Land-use competition
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Article source: Kebony
For the first time, Kebony’s wood has been used in an ecclesiastical façade for a new chapel which opened this autumn in Mölndal, Sweden. European churches have tended to use traditional building materials for posterity, permanence and durability, the use of Kebony’s wood in this project allows the chapel a fusion of contemporary style and traditional durability.
Image Courtesy © Kebony
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Article source: Kjellander + Sjöberg
The able, variable timber-block
Kjellander + Sjöberg’s proposal Rosendal is full of character and unlike anything else.
K + S has focused on surfaces, commercial units, the courtyard and the urban spaces that are used in quotidian yet innovative ways for multi-family housing in the city. The aim is to offer a block with a high sense of community – a welcoming context facilitating for good \”neighbourliness\”- from day one. K + S believes that the demand for unconventional forms of accommodation is great, where one has access to additional activities, contexts and functions beyond the own dwelling. Such as a joinery and workshop in the courtyard, a greenhouse on the roof, a space where you can repair your bike or paint your kitchen table. A space to have a flea market, host a crayfish-party or rabbit jumping contest; all in a green, recreational and generous setting, framed by apple trees and berry bushes.
Image Courtesy © Kjellander + Sjöberg