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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. 

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Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects

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

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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.

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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.

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Summerhouse T / Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter

09:00 - 24 October, 2016
Summerhouse T / Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

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Stora Sjöfallet / Joliark

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

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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
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +26

  • 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
© 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.