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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
  • Photographs

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

House L1 / Jonas Lindvall A & D

13:00 - 28 March, 2017
House L1 / Jonas 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 +19

Kjellander Sjöberg Designs Four Cross-Laminated Timber Blocks to Enrich the Uppsala Cityscape

06:00 - 24 March, 2017
Kjellander Sjöberg Designs Four Cross-Laminated Timber Blocks to Enrich the Uppsala Cityscape, The new buildings feature cross-laminated timber cores, and wooden detailing. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg
The new buildings feature cross-laminated timber cores, and wooden detailing. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg

Swedish architecture firm Kjellander Sjöberg has released images of their proposed new city block to enrich the Swedish city of Uppsala. The four competition-winning residential buildings, known collectively as the Tunet, will feature cross-laminated timber construction and wood detailing, creating an environmentally-friendly addition to the city. 

New public spaces are created by the development for tenant and student use. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg A family of residential timber buildings redefines the urban landscape. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg Parks, tree-lined driveways, and open courtyards form a green network. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg The new buildings feature cross-laminated timber cores, and wooden detailing. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg +10

Umea University Develops Low-Cost, Flexible 3D Printer

08:00 - 17 March, 2017
Umea University Develops Low-Cost, Flexible 3D Printer, © Linnéa Therese Dimitriou
© Linnéa Therese Dimitriou

Sliperiet, Umeå Arts Campus has developed a new type of 3D printer that features increased printing flexibility at a lower cost. Called Hangprinter. The system is suspended by a series of thin fishing lines, it does not require a frame or rails, but rather, it can be attached to any stable surface, for instance, a ceiling. 

As a part of the +Project innovation initiative, the Hangprinter is in the process of making a “Tower of Babel,” a project that currently measures almost three-and-a-half meters tall, making it the tallest object the system has made, as well as “much taller than the scope of any commercially available large format printer.”

Invented by Torbjørn Ludvigsen, who began the project while a student at Umeå University, the Hangprinter’s design was originally formulated to reduce costs. “The frame or box was almost half the cost of the final 3D printer, and I thought I could do without it,” said Ludvigsen. Hangprinter can be put together for about 200 Euros.

© Linnéa Therese Dimitriou © Linnéa Therese Dimitriou © Linnéa Therese Dimitriou © Linnéa Therese Dimitriou +4

Parquet Patterned Pool and Spa / Claesson Koivisto Rune

02:00 - 17 March, 2017
© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman   © Åke E:son Lindman   © Åke E:son Lindman   © Åke E:son Lindman   +25

Norrtälje Mortuary / LINK arkitektur

09:00 - 5 March, 2017
Norrtälje Mortuary / LINK arkitektur, © Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Norrtälje, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Linda Santesson, Caroline Csemiczky
  • Area

    700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Rotebro Sports Hall / White Arkitekter

05:00 - 17 February, 2017
© Thomas Zaar
© Thomas Zaar

© Thomas Zaar © Thomas Zaar © Thomas Zaar © Thomas Zaar +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sollentuna, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Niklas Singstedt
  • Area

    2000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Morris Law / Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter

06:00 - 10 February, 2017
Morris Law  / Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter, © Kalle Sanner
© Kalle Sanner

© Kalle Sanner              © Kalle Sanner              © Kalle Sanner              © Kalle Sanner              +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Johan Olsson, Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Ainhoa Etxeberria, Emelie Johansson
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

3XN Architects Wins Competition for New Aquatic Center in Sweden

16:10 - 9 February, 2017
3XN Architects Wins Competition for New Aquatic Center in Sweden, Winter View. Image Courtesy of 3XN
Winter View. Image Courtesy of 3XN

3XN Architects has been announced as the winners of a competition to design a new aquatic center along Tinnerbäck Lake in Linköping, Sweden, beating out entries from Zaha Hadid Architects, Erséus Arkitekter, Henning Larsen Architects and Liljewall Arkitekter. Titled “Vågen”(The Wave), the winning scheme looks to become a hybrid between city and lake, connecting the urban fabric to the water in both form and function.

Winter View. Image Courtesy of 3XN Summer View. Image Courtesy of 3XN Interior. Image Courtesy of 3XN Interior. Image Courtesy of 3XN +11

House 669 / HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter

10:00 - 9 February, 2017
House 669 / HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson  © Mikael Olsson  © Mikael Olsson  © Mikael Olsson  +12