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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

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

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

08:00 - 10 April, 2017

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s infrastructure were very different from the current system. The educational model of the twentieth century could be defined as being similar to the "spatial model of prisons, with no interest in stimulating a comprehensive, flexible and versatile education."

However, we are now at a time when social, economic and technological developments have created a more global society and where information and learning are becoming more affordable. This radical change has transformed the societies in which we live, leaving the current educational model based on a rigid and unidirectional teaching obsolete. 

As such, there are schools that have not only broken the mold of traditional teaching but have formed new educational standards, exploring new paradigms and opening up new possibilities within the design of educational spaces. Since architecture and educational models often reflect the ideology of a society, how is the school of 21st century defined? 

Vittra Telefonplan / Rosan Bosch. Image Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Image Cortesía de Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Kwel Ka Baung School / A.gor.a Architect. Image Cortesía de Agora Architects Jardín Infantil Farming / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki +31

Utopia Arkitekter Proposes Public Park in Stockholm Shrouded in Glass

09:30 - 19 March, 2017
Utopia Arkitekter Proposes Public Park in Stockholm Shrouded in Glass, Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter
Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter

Utopia Arkitekter wants to start a discussion in Stockholm: how do we manage and develop our public spaces? The definition of the word public, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is something “open to or shared by all the people of an area or country.” However, as commercialism continues to rise, Utopia Arkitekter has a problem with our new applications of indoor “public” spaces. As architecture critic Rowan Moore writes in Why We Build, “Identity, desire and stimulation become things you have to buy, as clothes, restaurant meals of calculated diversity, and rides on the ski slope or up the Burj Khalifa.” The problem is that as our inner cities adopt more commercial indoor

The problem is that as our inner cities adopt more commercial indoor public spaces such as shopping malls, cafés or restaurants, the “public” is no longer represented by “all the people of an area,” simply due to economic restrictions. In a city like Stockholm, where darkness and temperatures below 10 degrees celsius prevail for 6 months of the year, the economic boundaries set up around indoor public spaces mean reduced opportunities for people to socialize outside of the home. Utopia Arkitekter’s proposal in response to this conundrum? An indoor park.

Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter +14

Modet / Arklab

05:00 - 27 January, 2017
Modet  / Arklab, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman            © Åke E:son Lindman            © Åke E:son Lindman            © Åke E:son Lindman            +24

Behrer & Partners / Vida Arkitektkontor

05:00 - 24 December, 2016
Behrer & Partners / Vida Arkitektkontor, © Robin Hayes
© Robin Hayes

© Robin Hayes  © Robin Hayes  © Robin Hayes  © Robin Hayes  +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Leo Beccari, Ellen Westerin
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm's Transformation

12:00 - 3 December, 2016
Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm's Transformation, Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter
Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter

Stockholm's Southeast Kungsholmen is slowly transforming. Veidekke and Utopia Arkitekter are preparing a redevelopment proposal for the town — and they're beginning by building an architectural gem. In addition to creating ambitious architecture, Utopia Arkitekter plans to add more housing developments closer to public transport. Their first project? The sector of Kungsholmen, Bolinders Plan, named after Jean Bolinder, who ran a mechanical workshop in the area. 

Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter +9

Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects

11:00 - 29 November, 2016
Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Erik Adamsson © Adam Mørk +27

White Arkitekter Releases Plans to Reclaim Underutilized Areas of Stockholm

12:00 - 26 November, 2016
White Arkitekter Releases Plans to Reclaim Underutilized Areas of Stockholm, Courtesy of White Arkitekter
Courtesy of White Arkitekter

White Arkitekter has teamed up with the City of Stockholm to redevelop Södra Skanstull, a neighborhood characterized by obstructive overland infrastructure bridging the south of Stockholm to the island of Södermalm.

In order to reclaim these underused areas of the city, the revitalization project will create pedestrian and cyclist boulevards, as well as 65,000 square meters of space for culture, sports, and offices, 22,000 square meters for commerce, and 750 new apartments. The project will additionally identify, map, and upgrade existing facilities.

Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter +5

Call for Submissions: "A Temple for Hilma"

08:30 - 27 October, 2016
Call for Submissions: "A Temple for Hilma", An art museum for a pioneer of abstraction
An art museum for a pioneer of abstraction

Virtually unknown until just a few years ago, Hilma af Klint produced her first abstract paintings in 1906, years ahead of traditional abstract pioneers like Kandinsky and Mondrian. 110 years later, she is still waiting for her due recognition - and a home for her collection. A Temple for Hilma seeks to address this by asking participants to imagine an art museum dedicated to Hilma af Klint and her work.

The Fictive Architecture of European Banknotes Sculpted From Sugar

04:30 - 27 October, 2016
The Fictive Architecture of European Banknotes Sculpted From Sugar, © Gustav Almestâl
© Gustav Almestâl

One of the key challenges faced by the European currency union, the Euro, was that of their design. In 2002, when the banknotes entered circulation across large parts of the European Union, the imagery that they possessed had to represent a continent of cultures. The answer: to create fictitious illustrations or, as the European Central Bank states, "stylised illustrations [of windows, doorways and bridges], not images of, or from, actual constructions." In a recent exhibition architect Anna Pang, in collaboration with Johan Holkers and Rolf Stålberg, have attemped to present the "fictive architecture" of the Euro as sugar sculpture.

White Arkitekter Wins Competition with Brick Housing Development in Stockholm Royal Seaport

14:25 - 26 October, 2016
White Arkitekter Wins Competition with Brick Housing Development in Stockholm Royal Seaport, Courtesy of White Arkitekter
Courtesy of White Arkitekter

White Arkitekter with developer Midroc has won a competition for a new residential development to be located in the Royal Seaport district of Stockholm, Sweden. Drawing from the industrial history of the site, the buildings feature concrete ramps and rustic wooden floor treatments, and have been clad with brick facades and masonry arches to frame the street level and establish an identity for the community.

Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Facade Detail. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter Site Plan. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter +9

Summerhouse T / Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter

09:00 - 24 October, 2016
Summerhouse T / Krupinski/Krupinska 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

Stora Sjöfallet / Joliark

02:00 - 6 October, 2016
Stora Sjöfallet / Joliark , © Joliark / Torjus Dahl
© Joliark / Torjus Dahl

© Note Design Studio © Note Design Studio © Note Design Studio © Note Design Studio +32

These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations

14:00 - 21 July, 2016
These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations, © Chris Forsyth
© Chris Forsyth

Photographer Chris Forsyth has released the latest images from his photo series Metro. Having previously gone underground to capture the surreal beauty of Montreal’s metro system, Forsyth traveled to Europe to shoot stations in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. His photographic style portrays the stations in their best light – bright, clean, colorful and completely absent of people.

"Seeing the design strengths of various metro systems, from the hand painted cave-like stations in Stockholm, to the well-lit modern platforms of Munich’s U-Bahn, I really began to feel the how good design can change your day for the better,” says Forsyth. “Whether it be awe-inspiring or simply bright and colorful, I can only imagine how it feels to start your daily commute in one of these metro stations."

Continue after the break for a sampling of Forsyth’s favorite photos from the series.

© Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth +15

Dreem Arkitekter's Mixed-Use Plan Includes Stockholm's Tallest Tower

14:10 - 7 July, 2016
Dreem Arkitekter's Mixed-Use Plan Includes Stockholm's Tallest Tower, © Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB
© Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB

Dreem Arkitekter have been announced as the co-winners of a competition to design a new urban plan for a three block area in the Stockholm neighborhood of Kista. The project will include a large mixed-use complex consisting of residential, commercial and active public spaces, and is anchored into the neighborhood through a cornerstone residential tower. Together with joint winner ÅWL, the offices will finalize the project this fall.

© Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB © Dreem Arkitekter © Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB © Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB +10

King of Sweden Publicly Expresses Concern Over Chipperfield's Nobel Center Plans for Stockholm

04:00 - 15 June, 2016
King of Sweden Publicly Expresses Concern Over Chipperfield's Nobel Center Plans for Stockholm, Revised Design (view from the street). Image © David Chipperfield Architects
Revised Design (view from the street). Image © David Chipperfield Architects

Earlier this month The Guardian reported that the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustav, has denounced David Chipperfield's designs for Stockholm's new Nobel Center (Nobelhuset) in the Dagens Nyheter (DN), a national Swedish newspaper, as both too volumetrically large and badly sited. The practice's initial proposal, which was lauded by the awarding jury for its “lightness and openness,” is a glass and stone structure which attempts to “convey dignity” and embody the ideals of the Nobel Prize.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall / Tengbom

05:00 - 5 June, 2016
© Felix Gerlach
© Felix Gerlach

© Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Team

    Mark Humphreys, Johan Cederlöf and Karin Löfgren
  • Client

    Stockholm City Real Estate Department
  • Area

    1970.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs