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Galleri Örsta in Kumla, Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Article source: Claesson Koivisto Rune

A gallery for modern art, placed in a field. The whole gallery building shines like a traffic sign, when seen from a certain angle.

The gallery building

The new gallery building creates a ‘hamlet’ with the adjacent old farmhouses and the owners’ house, together representing three centuries of building tradition. Positioned on top of an artificial hill, as a buffer to the site’s moist soil, the base of the building follows the hill’s topology. The resulting series of curves at the building’s base, combined with mirroring curves in the rooflines, makes the planar facades seem curved – a bit like ‘cinemascope’ screens.

Gallery Exterior View (Images Courtesy Claesson koivisto Rune)

  • Architect: Claesson Koivisto Rune
  • Name of Project: Galleri Örsta
  • Location: Kumla, Sweden
  • Project: art gallery building
  • Client: Birgitta and Anders Fasth
  • Photography: Claesson koivisto Rune, Peter Mabeo, P Lindell


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