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Färgfabriken Kunsthalle / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

  • 01:00 - 3 December, 2011
Färgfabriken Kunsthalle / Petra Gipp Arkitektur
Färgfabriken Kunsthalle / Petra Gipp Arkitektur, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +16

From the architect. In the landmarked industrial building, dating from the last turn of century, there are imprints of different eras. It can be compared to an archive – layers of time. The building has served as ammunition factory, paint factory and presently as kunsthalle for contemporary art and architecture.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The kunsthalle lies in an area with heavy, superannuated industrial buildings, more or less degenerated. This is a landscape that has been left, that is waiting to be demolished and integrated with the surrounding city. Until then, this place lives on its own terms.

Site Plan
Site Plan

The visitor is lead through a narrow alley with the light from above shinning down towards the water. The walkway runs close to the kunsthalle as it passes the entire building, to then be invited into the dark stairway and the vast pillar hall.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The art space is heavy, introvert but with light from the sky cutting down through the dark. Here, art can be integrated with the light, and either act more independent or turn inwards. Contrasting the heavy pillar hall, the top floor is flooded with light. Here the light is sharp from above and openings perforate the walls. If the pillar hall turns inwards, the floor above opens towards the view – the gaze can wander out to the water and the city. The body/art is here able to integrate with the city, the surroundings and the light.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Underneath the beautiful arches in the halls further down towards the water lies Färgfabriken Kafé, where intimate meetings as well as grand parties take place. To the archive, another layer is added, that of our own time, in the shape of three structures – the cube, the wall and the hearth. These volumes stand in dialogue with the older building and the contemporary art. They express themselves through the surrounding industrial landscape, which has been worn by time.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Text provided by Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Färgfabriken Kunsthalle / Petra Gipp Arkitektur" 03 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/188355/fargfabriken-kunsthalle-petra-gipp-arkitektur/>
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jey · March 05, 2012

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Studio EM · December 06, 2011

No matter how hard I try I just can&#39t get into the whole "white minimalist modern" movement http://t.co/JYfUfdN3 #interiordesign #design

Lise Vabø · December 05, 2011

Restoration of Fargfabrikken Kunsthalle in #Stockholm by Petra Gipp Arkitektur http://t.co/lxmQbbZ8 #design #architecture

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Ed Gorleski · December 04, 2011

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ABlab · December 03, 2011

I am getting cold by just looking at it. An interior design like this would not have any attraction to me during cold days in Stockholm. But also during the summer this space does not feel colourful and happy as the environment will feel. Therefore, the spaces inside the building can be considered as very unnatural, without a look at the minds of potential guests. It would not surprise me if the future guest that like this building will also have a very cold mind without natural emotions. So, even though this building is great detailed, it has in my opinion a very bad interior without any character. And we can’t say that over many other sober designs like Mies, Corbusier, many Japnese architects etcetera.

Smithston · December 04, 2011 11:01 PM

Oh shut up you elitest prick. It is quite nice.

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