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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

© Rafael Palomo © Rafael Palomo © Rafael Palomo © Rafael Palomo

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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  • 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. 

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Gotland Summer House / Enflo Arkitekter + DEVE Architects

  • Architects: Enflo Arkitekter, DEVE Architects
  • Location: Gotland, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge: Jens Enflo (Enflo),Morten Vedelsbøl (DEVE)
  • Engineer: Algeba Byggkonsulter
  • Builder: Fide Bygg&Snickeri
  • Area: 104.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Joachim Belaieff

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Vittra School Södermalm / Rosan Bosch

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© Kim Wendt

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KKA Designs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Sweden

In response to the rising trend of electric vehicles in Sweden, the Traffic Department in Gothenburg has commissioned Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA) to develop a vision of solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles, bikes and scooters. With the potential of being distributed throughout the city, the resizable concept was designed with the same formal language for recognition so that the charging stations may stand as a “symbol of a more sustainable city.”

Fagerstrom House / Claesson Koivisto Rune

  • Architects: Claesson Koivisto Rune
  • Location: Edsviken, Sollentuna, Sweden
  • Project group: Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune, Lotti Engstrand
  • Builder: Komponent Byggen AB
  • Area: 270.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Wooden Skyscraper / Berg | C.F. Møller Architects with DinnellJohansson

For HSB Stockholm's architectural competition 2023, three teams of architects have produced innovative proposals for private residences of the future at three different locations in the centre of Stockholm. Berg | C.F. Møller's proposed design is a 34-storey skyscraper made of wood.

Berg | C.F. Møller Architects are working in partnership with architects Dinell Johansson and consultants Tyréns on their entry. The team has chosen to build upwards, and has designed a 34-storey residential building, which will be seen for miles. The building will be built over a wooden construction with a concrete core, and it is intended to give the people of Stockholm a new and characteristic beacon and meeting place in their city.