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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.

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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.

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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

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  • 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

Cirkus, Scandiascenen / White Arkitekter

02:00 - 4 June, 2016
© Åke E:son Lindman
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Djurgårdsslätten 43, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lead Architect

    Anders Arfvidsson
  • Design competition

    Anders Arfvidsson, Per-Mats Nilsson, Håkan Langseth
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

David Chipperfield Reveals New Renderings for Nobel Center in Stockholm

16:30 - 25 May, 2016
David Chipperfield Reveals New Renderings for Nobel Center in Stockholm, Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has made further refinements to the design for the Nobel Center in Stockholm. First revealed in October 2013, the project received harsh criticism for being an incongruous presence in the city’s historic center, which lead to a reduction in size amidst other changes in September of last year. Building on the 2015 revision, a more finalized version of the design has now been revealed in new exterior and interior renderings.

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MegaMind / Albert France-Lanord Architects

05:00 - 7 May, 2016
MegaMind / Albert France-Lanord Architects, © Ake E:son Lindman
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schmidt hammer lassen Designs Mixed-Use Development in Central Stockholm

06:00 - 15 March, 2016
schmidt hammer lassen Designs Mixed-Use Development in Central Stockholm, Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects
Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won the international competition to design a new mixed-use development in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden: Hästen 21. The new development will comprise retail, office and residential spaces, creating a “central artery” for the area with a strong visual presence adapted to the history and skyline of the existing city.

A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter

05:00 - 13 March, 2016
A House for Children / GRAD arkitekter, © Karin Björkquist
© Karin Björkquist

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Sébastien Corbari, Ann-Sofi Ottosson, Asdís Andersdóttir, Meryem Gülenay
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

U.D. Urban Design AB and SelgasCano Unveil Winning Proposal for New Planning Offices in Stockholm

06:00 - 1 March, 2016
U.D. Urban Design AB and SelgasCano Unveil Winning Proposal for New Planning Offices in Stockholm, Rendered Main Entrance View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano
Rendered Main Entrance View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano

U.D. Urban Design AB and SelgasCano have won an international, invited competition to design the new Planning and Administrative Offices for the city of Stockholm, Sweden. Their project, "Drivhus” (Danish for "Greenhouse”) will be located south of the Stockholm city center in Söderstaden, an area set for redevelopment.

Technical Building / U.D. Urban Design AB

05:00 - 1 January, 2016
Technical Building / U.D. Urban Design AB, © Robin Hayes
© Robin Hayes

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Storängsvägen, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Helena Glantz, Erik Jarlöv, Anders Ohlin, Karin Ask
  • Area

    106.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

03:00 - 9 December, 2015
School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

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BIG Designs New Apartment Building in Stockholm

14:30 - 6 October, 2015
BIG Designs New Apartment Building in Stockholm, © Oscar Properties
© Oscar Properties

Oscar Properties has unveiled a collaborative project with BIG that will bring 140 new apartments to Stockholm's Gärdesfältet area. The project, 79 & Park will be comprised of a mountainous stack of prefabricated wood-clad units that are designed to "harmonize" with the neighboring Royal National City Park. Lush terraces, connecting to units that range from one to six bedrooms, aim to soften the "boundary" between park and building.

Chipperfield Reduces Scale of Stockholm Nobel Center

12:30 - 21 September, 2015
Chipperfield Reduces Scale of Stockholm Nobel Center, © David Chipperfield Architects
© David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has unveiled a scaled down proposal for Stockholm's Nobel Center. A response to concerns regarding the competition-winning scheme's proposed location along the city's historic Blasieholmen, the modified design hopes to "better" integrate itself into its context and establish a "lively interaction" with the people of Stockholm. 

"While the fundamental concept of the ‘Nobelhuset’ remains the same, the building has been reduced significantly in size," says Chipperfield. "It now has a clearer division into a base, middle and top floor that relates to the surrounding structures on the Blasieholmen peninsula."

Aspvik House / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter

02:00 - 3 September, 2015
Aspvik House / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

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Usine Restaurant / Richard Lindvall

03:00 - 21 August, 2015
Usine Restaurant / Richard Lindvall, Courtesy of Richard Lindvall
Courtesy of Richard Lindvall

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Richard Lindvall

Västermalms Atrium / Joliark

02:00 - 20 August, 2015
Västermalms Atrium / Joliark , Courtesy of Joliark
Courtesy of Joliark

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NOD / Scheiwiller Svensson Architects

09:00 - 15 August, 2015
NOD / Scheiwiller Svensson Architects, © Lindman
© Lindman

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