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Usine Restaurant / Richard Lindvall

  • Architects: Richard Lindvall
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Area: 2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Richard Lindvall

Courtesy of Richard Lindvall Courtesy of Richard Lindvall Courtesy of Richard Lindvall Courtesy of Richard Lindvall

Västermalms Atrium / Joliark

Courtesy of Joliark © Torjus Dahl / Joliark Courtesy of Joliark Courtesy of Joliark

NOD / Scheiwiller Svensson Architects

© Lindman © Lindman © Lindman © Lindman

House Skuru / Hermansson Hiller Lundberg

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson

Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso Wins CTBUH's 10 Year Award

Rotating a full 90 degrees along nine pentagonal sections, Santiago Calatrava's "Turning Torso" was deemed the world's first twisting skyscraper upon its completion in 2005. Still Scandinavia's tallest tower, the 190-meter Malmö skyscraper has been awarded a 10 Year Award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) for its continued valued to the surrounding area and successful performance across a number of categories, including environmental, engineering performance, vertical transport, iconography, and others.

“The Twisting Torso is one of those superb examples that went beyond the creation of a signature tower and helped shape an entirely new and invigorating urban fabric,” said Timothy Johnson, Vice Chairman, CTBUH Board of Trustees and Partner, NBBJ

Byggom AB Office Extension / Johan Sundberg arkitektur + Blasberg Andréasson Arkitekter

© Markus Linderoth © Markus Linderoth © Markus Linderoth © Markus Linderoth

Loft Stockholm / Beatriz Pons

© Fabergé Fastighetsmäkleri © Fabergé Fastighetsmäkleri © Fabergé Fastighetsmäkleri © Fabergé Fastighetsmäkleri

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect (1885–1975)

Sigurd Lewerentz is one of Europe's greatest, relatively unsung 20th century architects. He was educated as a mechanical engineer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, but it was an architectural apprenticeship in Munich that set him on his career path — a path that "led him to be revered as one of Sweden’s most eminent architects." This sought after reprint of Janne Ahlin's seminal monograph has now been made available once again.

Sigurd Lewerentz at around the age of eighty. As always, elegantly attired, and with his cigar as faithful companion. © Photo Karl-Erik Olsson Snogeröd. Image Courtesy of Park Books St. Mark’s Church in Björkhagen, 1960. © Pål-Nils Nilsson/TIO. Image Courtesy of Park Books Interior of St. Gertrude’s Chapel. © C. G. Rosenberg. Image Courtesy of Park Books Chapel of the Resurrection. Photo from the 1920’s. © Swedish Museum of Architecture. Image Courtesy of Park Books

PULKABACKEN / Street Monkey

© Robin Hayes Photography © Robin Hayes Photography © Robin Hayes Photography © Robin Hayes Photography

Villa Altona / The Common Office

  • Architects: The Common Office
  • Location: Sollentuna, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge: Henrik Lundén, Joacim Bengtsson
  • Area: 180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson

BIG to Redevelop Västerås Transportation Hub

BIG has unveiled plans for a new transportation hub in the heart of Västerås - one of Sweden's largest cities. The ambitious plan, "3B - Build Away the Barriers" will redevelop 17-acres surrounding an existing railway station in an effort to reconnect it to the city. As it exists now, the station's tracks divides two areas of the city; BIG's proposal aims to unite them with a single "floating roof" shaped by the "flow of people and public life" that will integrate new public programs into the site. 

Tham & Videgård Designs Sweden’s "Most Sought After Home"

Tham & Videgård Arkitekter has designed a home with the help of two million Swedes. Made possible by big data, the Swedish office analyzed 200 million clicks and 86,000 properties on Hemnet properties to design "Sweden’s statistically most sought after home." The result, the Hemnet Home - a "new typehouse for everyone by everyone." 

© Tham & Videgård Kitchen. Image © Tham & Videgård Bathroom. Image © Tham & Videgård Section Perspective . Image © Tham & Videgård

ADEPT and Mandaworks Design Masterplan for Stockholm’s Royal Seaport

ADEPT and Mandaworks have been declared the winners of a design competition for an urban development in the Kolkajen-Ropsten area of Stockholm's Royal Seaport. Dubbed the “Royal Neighbour,” the masterplan is anticipated to provide more than 12,000 new homes, supply 35,000 jobs in the next two decades, and create a new cultural area.

Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks Waterfront terraces. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks View along the canal. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks

Full Scale Studio Completes Rolling House in Sweden

Stockholm-based Full Scale Studio of KTH School of Architecture have designed and built their first project to date -- a new studio space called "The Friggatto." Deriving its name and form from the hybridization of two Swedish building types, the Friggatto is a non-permit, rolling house that explores how to combine these typologies to produce a larger, more affordable volume.

Hinged tables inside the Atto. Image Courtesy of Full Scale Studio The Atto's burnt wood facade. Image Courtesy of Full Scale Studio Space between the volumes. Image Courtesy of Full Scale Studio Circulation to the roof terrace. Image Courtesy of Full Scale Studio

Torsby Finnskog Center / Bornstein Lyckefors

  • Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors
  • Location: Torsby, Sweden
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Bornstein Lyckefors

Courtesy of Bornstein Lyckefors Courtesy of Bornstein Lyckefors Courtesy of Bornstein Lyckefors Courtesy of Bornstein Lyckefors

Studio Esinam's Limited Edition Prints Capture Elevations from Around the World

Courtesy of Studio Esinam
Courtesy of Studio Esinam

Swedish firm Studio Esinam's new print series depicts "Elevations" of architectural landmarks across the globe. Using minimalist line drawings, the illustrations attempt to "capture the unique feeling of various cities around the world".

Meticulously recreating the facades of landmarks in Berlin, Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, London, Paris, Stockholm, and Tokyo, the growing collection of prints reframes technical drawings as works of art. By distilling iconic facades to their barest and most essential elements, Studio Esinam aims to direct "attention to details that mostly pass unseen."

View selected prints from the "Elevations" series after the break.

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