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Klagshamn’s Equestrian Center / FOJAB arkitekter

02:00 - 1 June, 2017
Klagshamn’s Equestrian Center / FOJAB arkitekter, © Felix Gerlach
© Felix Gerlach

© Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    218 51 Klagshamn, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Mats Molén, Anna Laven
  • Area

    4600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Bruksgården / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

13:00 - 31 May, 2017
Bruksgården / Petra Gipp Arkitektur, © Jens Markus Lindhe
© Jens Markus Lindhe

© Jens Markus Lindhe © Jens Markus Lindhe © Jens Markus Lindhe © Jens Markus Lindhe + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Höganäs, Sweden
  • Project Team

    Petra Gipp, Jonas Hesse, Maria Videgård, Malin Heyman, Kalle Hjalmarsson, Maria Cagnoli, Marco Nathansohn.
  • Landscape architects

    Ulf Nordfjell
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Gothenburg to Realise Henning Larsen's Mixed-Use Urban District

08:00 - 25 May, 2017
Gothenburg to Realise Henning Larsen's Mixed-Use Urban District , Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Like many European urban districts, the Swedish city of Gothenburg is in the process of transforming old industrial areas along its waterfront into mixed-use public realms. Against the backdrop of urban regeneration in Gothenburg, Danish firm Henning Larsen has unveiled a masterplan for the Lindholmen urban district, which following its completion in 2025, will offer a diverse environment for engagement between students, entrepreneurs, and public citizens.

Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects + 7

Public Pools or Private Houses - How Should Stockholm Use its Cliffs?

06:00 - 24 May, 2017
Courtesy of UMA / Manofactory. Image Infinity Pool vs Nestinbox
Courtesy of UMA / Manofactory. Image Infinity Pool vs Nestinbox

One of architecture’s most delightful anomalies is the diversity of solutions generated by any given site. From hypothetical university projects by architecture students to professional international design competition entries, the differing perspectives, stances, and experiences brought to rest on one site by several design teams can wield a bounty of contrasting ideas. 

Recently, we reported on Nestinbox, a proposal by Swedish architecture firm Manofactory to attach a series of simple, functional houses to a cliff face in Stockholm, addressing the demands of increased populations and land prices in cities across the world. Now, the cliffs of Stockholm have been the subject of an entirely different, though just as evocative concept by Swedish firm UMA. Rather than private housing, UMA proposes the Stockholm Infinity Pool, a public pool 1km along the Sodermalm cliffs of Sweden’s capital.

Courtesy of UMA Courtesy of UMA Courtesy of UMA Courtesy of UMA + 13

Atrium House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

02:00 - 19 May, 2017
Atrium House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, © Åke E: son Lindman
© Åke E: son Lindman

© Åke E: son Lindman © Åke E: son Lindman © Åke E: son Lindman © Åke E: son Lindman + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sweden
  • Team

    Bolle Tham (chief architect), Tove Belfrage, Martin Videgård (collaborators)
  • Project Year

    2010

Forget Treehouses - Cliffhouses are the Future

06:00 - 17 May, 2017
Forget Treehouses - Cliffhouses are the Future, Nestinbox takes inspiration from birdhouses to provide an innovative solution to tackle housing crises. Image Courtesy of Manofactory
Nestinbox takes inspiration from birdhouses to provide an innovative solution to tackle housing crises. Image Courtesy of Manofactory

In major cities around the world, buildable land is at a premium. At the same time, a continued trend of urban migration has led to a shortage of houses, inspiring a wealth of innovative solutions from architects and designers. Swedish firm Manofactory have literally taken housing solutions to a new level, questioning why we need to build at ground level at all.

Many animals, including birds, build their nests in trees, under roof tiles or in rock crevices above the ground. Humans already build simple nesting boxes for birds to live in, causing Manofactory to question why we can’t build nesting boxes for ourselves – a simple house with several rooms, windows, and climate protection. Pointing to the numerous cliff walls in cities across northern Scandinavia and elsewhere, Manofactory have designed the Nestinbox – a small wooden house with a steel structure to be mounted on sheer cliff faces.

Nestinbox takes inspiration from birdhouses to provide an innovative solution to tackle housing crises. Image Courtesy of Manofactory An interior arranged around three floors provides compact yet functional living. Image Courtesy of Manofactory The facade is clad in horizontal timber to reduce perceived building height. Image Courtesy of Manofactory One elevation of the Nestinbox can be free of windows, allowing for combinations of several units. Image Courtesy of Manofactory + 6

Sweco's Kulturkorgen Offers Gothenburg a Basket of Culture

08:00 - 14 May, 2017
Sweco's Kulturkorgen Offers Gothenburg a Basket of Culture, The Kulturkorgen emerges as an outcrop from the hills of Gothenburg. Image Courtesy of Sweco
The Kulturkorgen emerges as an outcrop from the hills of Gothenburg. Image Courtesy of Sweco

Growing like an outcrop amongst the hills of Gothenburg, the Kulturkorgen by Swedish firm Sweco Architects offers the public an opportunity to watch, engage, and perform. The scheme is a result of an architectural competition for a new Culture House in the city, run in collaboration with Architects Sweden. The winning proposal, who’s name translates to ‘Basket of Culture’, acts as both a building and a square – a social arena where flexible interior spaces act in tandem with a generous public green landscape for recreation and gathering. 

A generous public square contains seating, stages, and play areas. Image Courtesy of Sweco Interior functions are organised around a central atrium. Image Courtesy of Sweco The facade is a rich blend of timber, colour and pattern. Image Courtesy of Sweco The Kulturkorgen emerges as an outcrop from the hills of Gothenburg. Image Courtesy of Sweco + 13

Karlshamn Cold Bath House / White Arkitekter

03:00 - 12 May, 2017
Karlshamn Cold Bath House / White Arkitekter, © Bert Leandersson
© Bert Leandersson

© Bert Leandersson © Bert Leandersson © Bert Leandersson © Bert Leandersson + 17

Malmö Saluhall / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

05:00 - 11 May, 2017
Malmö Saluhall / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB, © André Pihl
© André Pihl

© André Pihl © André Pihl © André Pihl © André Pihl + 20

In the Swedish City of Järfälla, Ten Radical "Superbenches" Are Unveiled as Community Incubators

04:00 - 2 May, 2017
In the Swedish City of Järfälla, Ten Radical "Superbenches" Are Unveiled as Community Incubators, Core / Philippe Malouin, Ali Bar Chair / Max Lamb, and Spring Break / Soft Baroque. Image © Jezzica Sunmo
Core / Philippe Malouin, Ali Bar Chair / Max Lamb, and Spring Break / Soft Baroque. Image © Jezzica Sunmo

Sweden is home to the world’s longest public bench. At 240 feet (around 72 meters) in length, the Långa Soffan (“long sofa”) was installed by the citizens of Oskarshamn in 1867 to overlook its rather unspectacular harbour, which opens toward the Baltic Sea. The function of this bench was not for passing time and taking in the coastal views, however; in times gone by it was rhythmically occupied by the wives of sailors awaiting their husband’s return from sea voyages. It allowed people to gather under a sense of common melancholy and collectively recall the smiles of their distant spouses before the ocean’s broad, blue canvas.

C.F. Møller Wins Competition for Hybrid-Structure High-Rise in Sweden

12:00 - 1 May, 2017
C.F. Møller Wins Competition for Hybrid-Structure High-Rise in Sweden, © C.F. Møller
© C.F. Møller

C.F. Møller has been selected as the winner of a competition to design a new residential high-rise in the Swedish city of Västerås, beating out proposals from Wingårdhs & Tham and Videgård Architects. Employing a hybrid solid wood/concrete structure and a wrap-around-terrace facade characterized by 3-dimensional elements, the building will serve as a new landmark on the city skyline.

© C.F. Møller © C.F. Møller © C.F. Møller © C.F. Møller + 7

Alejandro Aravena Wins 2017 Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable Development

12:10 - 25 April, 2017
Alejandro Aravena Wins 2017 Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable Development, © Manuel Albornoz
© Manuel Albornoz

2016 Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable Development, an international award that recognizes an individual or group for “outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future. Given annually since 2005, the prize has previously been awarded to environmentalists, scientists, engineers and political advocates – Aravena is the first architect to receive the honor.

NS24 Rain Water Deposit in Sweden / ON Arkitekter

15:00 - 17 April, 2017
NS24 Rain Water Deposit in Sweden / ON Arkitekter, © Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

© Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Klarastrandsleden, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Erik von Matérn
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Future Public Space, Malmö

03:00 - 17 April, 2017
Call for Entries: Future Public Space, Malmö

The way we spend time and the things we spend time doing are constantly changing. New technologies enable us to interact in different ways. They also tend to replace older forms of social interaction for better or worse. How can future public spaces facilitate new forms of social interactions?

Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton

02:00 - 15 April, 2017
Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Carl Jägnefält, Konrad Milton, Michael Mleczko
  • Area

    7700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter

05:00 - 12 April, 2017
Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman + 39

Isblocket (The Ice Block) / FOJAB arkitekter

05:00 - 6 April, 2017
Isblocket (The Ice Block) / FOJAB arkitekter, © Felix Gerlach
© Felix Gerlach

© Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hyllie, Malmö, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Anders Eriksson Modin, Niklas Sonestad, Magnus Tellhed, Alper Sjöstrand, Ida Stavenow
  • Area

    6000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Villa J2 / Lindvall A & D

13:00 - 2 April, 2017
Villa J2 / Lindvall A & D, © 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