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  7. Refugium - Kivik Art Center / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Refugium - Kivik Art Center / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

  • 01:00 - 1 August, 2010
Refugium - Kivik Art Center / Petra Gipp Arkitektur
Refugium - Kivik Art Center / Petra Gipp Arkitektur, © Gerry Johansson
© Gerry Johansson

© Gerry Johansson © Gerry Johansson © Gerry Johansson © Gerry Johansson +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kivik, Sweden
  • Collaborators

    Petra Gipp, Maria Videgård and Kalle Hjalmarsson
  • Structural Engineer & Contractor

    Bengt Nilsson, BN Konsult Lift % Transport AB
  • Client

    Kivik Art Center, Sune Nordgren
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. A pale concrete structure is embedded in the lushness of a slope. Secretive, it does not immediately reveal itself to its visitor.

The entire form is gathered around a nave made out of massive wood; between wood and concrete, a passage and an inner space are spun. As a staircase carves its way through the volume, it ties the structure tighter together still, while it connects to the ground. The passage opens up into the inner space, where the wooden core forms a niche, a bench. The ceiling releases from the wall to reveal a thin slice of sky, a cut through which light trickles down and both rain and autumn leaves are allowed to be part of the space. The boundary between what is inside and what is outside is blurred.

© Gerry Johansson
© Gerry Johansson

The idea is to inflict as little damage as possible on the site, conceptually as well as visually. Foundation is laid in the back, which allows the structure to rise above the ground and leave a large part of the site untouched. The materials, wood and concrete, are allowed to age in the hope that over time, the experience of both space and place will further enhanced.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Refugium - Kivik Art Center / Petra Gipp Arkitektur" 01 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/70938/refugium-kivik-art-center-petra-gipp-arkitektur/>
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34 Comments

Gordon Anderson · January 17, 2014

Silly commenters, the point is to go there and experiance getting inside.

Valério Araújo · January 04, 2011

http://www.archdaily.com/70938... até para fugir para a floresta tem q ter classe!

bluevertical · December 16, 2010

Refugium – Kivik Art Center by Petra Gipp Arkitektur http://bit.ly/hDBkaT #architecture #pavilion #minimalism *intriguing structure

Air Popcorn Popper · November 06, 2010

Just thought I would comment and say great theme, did you create it for yourself? It's really really good!

diseño web · November 05, 2010

May I reference some of this on my website if I include a link back to this site?

taneto · August 12, 2010

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john nielsen · August 03, 2010

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the citylab · August 03, 2010

Refugium – Kivik Art Center by Petra Gipp Arkitektur.

I love this piece for it&#39s quiet grace.

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Moses Hawk · August 03, 2010

very very nice: RT @GirlFuturist: I love this little Kivik Art Center in Sweden. Small, hidden away in the woods. http://is.gd/dZaVn

Christiane · August 03, 2010

I love this little Kivik Art Center in Sweden. Small, hidden away in the woods. http://is.gd/dZaVn

Adam · August 03, 2010

Truly beautiful, but I am curious as to what the inside looks like.

António · November 03, 2010 06:47 AM

Me too :-)

up_today_arch · August 02, 2010

Good idea for any small house...

Diego Rocha · August 02, 2010

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analia · August 02, 2010

i would love to see inside pictures

André Amaral · August 02, 2010

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Jason Strong · August 02, 2010

Check out this beautiful architecture by Petra Gipp Arkitektur... very nice. http://bit.ly/c2WtXM

yin angang · August 02, 2010

Wonderfull Life!

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