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Ermitage / Septembre

  • Architects: Septembre
  • Location: Trossö, Galgamarken-Trossö, Karlskrona, Sweden
  • Design Team: Lina Lagerström, Memia Belkaid, Sami Aloulou, Dounia Hamdouch, Emilia Jansson
  • Area: 20.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alphonse Sarthout

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Green Bean / Arctic Studio

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© Carl Ander

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Timrarö Vacation House / Sandell Sandberg

  • Architects: Sandell Sandberg
  • Location: Stora Timrarö brygga, 184 91 Åkersberga, Sweden
  • Area: 115.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Magnus Östh

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naturum Kosterhavet / White Arkitekter

  • Architects: White Arkitekter
  • Location: Ekenäs, Sweden
  • Design Team: Ulla Antonsson, Mattias Lind, Agne Revellé, Magnus Bunner, Magnus Gustavsson, Anders Åkeflo, Mathias Nilsson, Pär Andreasson, Anna Graaf, Karin Sjödin, Andreas Laessker
  • Building Client: Naturvårdsverket, Anders Bergquist
  • Structural Engineering: ELU
  • Mechanical Services: DELTAte
  • Electrical Planning: Oveko Elkonsult
  • Fire Consult: Bengt Dahlgren
  • Acoustics: WSP Sverige
  • Geotechnics: Bohusgeo
  • Landscape Planning: White arkitekter
  • Construction Manager: Ramböll Sverige
  • Building Contractor: Byggnadsfirman Mattsson och Nilsson/Erlandsson Bygg
  • Area: 705.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Sjötorget Kindergarten / Rotstein Arkitekter

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© Åke E:son Lindman
  • Architects: Rotstein Arkitekter
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Team Leader: Anders Rotstein
  • Design Team: Katarina Bukowska, Måns Elander, Jonas Hesse, Petter Forsberg, Rickard Rotstein
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Gammelgarn Mattsarve / LLP Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: LLP Arkitektkontor
  • Location: Ängmansvägen, 623 69 Katthammarsvik, Sweden
  • Architect In Charge: LLP arkitektkontor AB, Mattias Palme architect SAR/MSA
  • Engineer: Björn Yttergren, Tyréns AB.
  • Building Proprietor: Lisa and Martin Johansson
  • Builder: Byggria/Laszlo Nemeth
  • Area: 62.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Robin Hayes

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Warehouse “Magasinet” / Metro Arkitekter

  • Architects: Metro Arkitekter
  • Location: Malmö, Sweden
  • Design Team: Claes R Janson, Rafael Palomo (responsible architects), Mikael Dankull (engineer), Henrik Troedson, Jens Ekander
  • Developer: Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB
  • Builder: MVB Syd AB
  • Engineer: Danewids Ingenjörsbyrå, Mikael Gullberg
  • Area: 7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rafael Palomo

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SeARCH Wins Urban Renewal Competition in Stockholm

SeARCH has won an invited, international competition for the urban renewal of Marievik. Their winning proposal, STA(CK)HOLM plans to transform an area along one of central Stockholm’s main access roads, opposite the island of Södermalm and facing a new bridge by Norman Foster, into a futuristic sustainable neighborhood. 

17 / Torsten Ottesjö

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© David Relan
  • Architects: Torsten Ottesjö
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Area: 17.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Relan

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HALO: Swedish Students' Solar Decathlon Entry

Designed and built by 25 students from Chalmers University in Sweden, HALO is a socially sustainable home for four students, running on renewable energy from the sun. HALO was designed using one underlying concept: shared space is double space.  

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Villa Skipås / Tengbom

  • Architects: Tengbom
  • Location: Halmstad, Sweden
  • Area: 240.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Majvi Johansson

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Wood House / Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor

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© Luc Pages
  • Architects: Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architect In Charge: Camilla Schlyter
  • Area: 60.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Luc Pages

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Kiruna City Hall / Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has won a competition to design a new city hall for Kiruna in northern Sweden. The design, which has already been named Krystallen (The Crystal), is intended to "become the city's natural gathering point, where the traditions of democracy will be united with a vision about a dynamic meeting place for politics as well as social and cultural events". Comprising of two buildings, the outermost circular in form and the innermost "shaped like a crystal", the design has been "inspired by the enormous concentration of iron ore" that can be found beneath the site, the discovery of which led to the founding of Sweden's northernmost city.

Clarion Hotel Wisby / Visbyark

  • Architects: Visbyark
  • Location: Visby, Sweden
  • Design Team: Sven Landahl, Anneli Andersson Snygg
  • Area: 3330.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Roland Hejdström

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Stocksund / General Architecture

  • Architects: General Architecture
  • Location: Stocksund, Danderyd, Sweden
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Mikael Olsson

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Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market

EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are: