Guinness Deep-Sea Bar / Jump Studios

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London-based architecture practice, Jump Studios, recently completed the interior of a submarine for the first ever Guinness deep-sea bar, which recently plunged the depths of the Baltic in the Archipelago. Jump was asked to create an interior for the vessel (fitting a space approximately 11m2) that reflected the Guinness brand statement ‘Alive Inside’. And the solution was a fluid concept, constructed from GRP (glass reinforced plastic), that captures the feeling of being ‘immersed in a dynamic, flowing experience’. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Youth Housing in Stockholm / Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor 
Location:Högdalen, ,
Project team: Ari Leinonen, Hanna Dahlbäck, Herbert Scheiwiller, Jörgen Wohlert, Mårten Nettelblad
Client: Sbc Mark AB
Area: 5,100 sqm
Photographs: Åke Eson Lindman

Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

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Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB – Gert Wingårdh and Karolina Keyzer
Location: Arne Beurlingstorg 3A, Kista, ,
Interior: Arthur Buchardt, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB & Kiil Interiör
Customer: Call Tower Invest AB
Gross Area: 23,000 sqm
Cost: 55 Million Euro
Completion: 2011
Photographers: Åke E:son Lindman,Tord-Rikard Söderström, Ola Fogelström

Villa Plus / Waldemarson Berglund Arkitekter

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Architects: Waldemarson Berglund Arkitekter  – Jonas Waldemarson, Paulina Berglund, Hanna Kucera Wengelin
Location: ,
Year of completion: 2008
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman


Vittra Telefonplan / Rosan Bosch

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Architects: Rosan Bosch
Location: Hägersten, Stockholm,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1900 sqm
Photographs: Kim Wendt

Villa Midgård / DAPstockholm

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Architects: DAPstockholm
Location: Stockholm,
Area: approx 300 sqm
Client: Private
Completion: 2011
Landscape: In collaboration with Nod Combine
Photographs: ÅkeE:sonLindman


Cemetary Service Building at Ulriksdal / Petra Gipp Arkitektur ​and In Praise of Shadows

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Architect: Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB and In Praise of Shadows AB
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Collaborators: Petra Gipp, Katarina Lundeberg, Maria Videgård and Fredric Benesch
Client: Solna Kyrkogårdsförvaltning and Svenska Kyrkan
Contractor: Sundvalls Byggnads AB
Project year: 2011
Project area: 670 sqm
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Färgfabriken Kunsthalle / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

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Architect: Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2,400 sqm
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Stockholms Stadsmissions Skola / Codesign

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Architect: Codesign
Location: ,
Client: Stockholms Stadsmission
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Brendan Austin

AD Classics: St. Mark’s Church in Bjorkhagen / Sigurd Lewerentz

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After over a decade of absence from architecture, reappeared with the creation of St. Mark’s Church in Björkhagen, . His winning design for the church brought him back to the art of building, and his apt control of materiality brought the St. Mark’s Church international attention.

Vertigata / VOX

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Students Kelton Minor, and Tiffany Carlson of The Danish Institute for Study Abroad have taken first place in Chicago Architecture Today’s 2011 International Mock Firm Skyscraper Design Challenge with their skyscraper proposal for . Additional images of VOX‘s (the student’s mock firm) winning proposal in addition to a video and a description of the work can be found after the break.

Skype Offices in Stockholm / PS Arkitektur

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Architects: PS Arkitektur
Location: Munchen Brewery, , Sweden
Project team: Mette Larsson-Wedborn (head project architect), Peter Sahlin, Beata Denton, Thérèse Svalling and Erika Janunger
Project area: 1,680 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Jason Strong

Fire at KTH Stockholm

Via The Local

We received this tragic news from reader, Johan Nordstedt, concerning Stockholm’s School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology.    Early Wednesday morning, the roof of the lecture hall situated on Östermalmsgatan quickly filled with smoke.   From 7.10 in the morning until 7.30 in the evening, fire fighters worked to contain the flames and prevent the building from collapse.   More than 80 fire fighters were on call to put out the flames, yet due to the building’s old construction, the fire spread quickly.

The Architecture School, which measures approximately 600 students and 130 staff members, was evacuated from the affected buildings.  “I am very pleased that no students or staff were hurt in the fire. We will now do our utmost to minimise the effect on the school’s activity,” the principal Peter Gudmundson said in a statement on Thursday. Meetings have been held to discuss how to proceed if a student’s work was lost in the fire. “That we have to discuss, there are a few months remaining. But we follow all the examination work and the events of today have to be taken into account. Our goal is that students should not be affected,” explained Leif Brodersen.   Luckily, the university has reported that all servers are functional and all data has been backed up.

The fire damaged the lower part of the building and the upper stories have suffered damaged due to smoke and, to some extent, water.   has not yet been allowed access into the building, so there is no information regarding interior damage.  The building has been voted as one of ’s ugliest buildings, so it will be interesting to see how the public reacts if it must be torn down with a new building taking its place.  “If the building is heavily damaged the chances are it will be removed completely and the discussion is bound to crop up as it always makes the top of the list of ’s most hated buildings,” Martin Rörby of the Council for the Protection of ’s Beauty.

We are relieved no one was injured in the fire and wish the students luck with finishing their semesters.

Sources: The Local and KTH

No Picnic / Elding Oscarson

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Architects: Elding Oscarson
Location: , Sweden
Client: No Picnic AB
Project area: 1,100 sqm
Project year: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Paper Cut Parlor / Visiondivision

At the end of this summer, our friends from Visiondivision will complete their latest commission, a waiting room for a private athletic clinic in .  By separating the clinic from the larger hospital, the architects were able to create a peaceful haven within the institution.  This new section boasts a more refreshing environment that is brightly illuminated and designed for comfort.

More about the clinic and more images after the break.

Villa Oscar / smedshammar+Holmberg AB

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Architects: smedshammar+Holmberg ABAnders Holmberg, Carl-Johan Smedshammar
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Project area: 272 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2008
Photographs: Anders Holmberg

Stockholmsmässan AE-hall /Rosenbergs Arkitekter

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Architects: Rosenbergs Arkitekter
Location: Stockholm International Fairs, Älvsjö,
Project Team: Alessandro Ripellino, Sara Ericsson, Henrik Nilzén, Benjamin Mandre, Jonas Haga, Johan Nylind
Structure: ELU Consult / Stefan Engberg
Lighting planner: Leif Igelström
Landscape architect: Nivå / Göran Lindberg, Jake Ford
Landscape engineer: Structor / Anders Metzén
Electrical: Miab / Mikael Lemón
Pond technical consultant: Anleka / Jacque de Villiers, Anders Soergel
Project area: 10,000 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Petter Karlberg,

Stockholmsporten / Erik Giudice Architects

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Architects: Erik Giudice Architects
Location: ,
Art: Charlotte von Poehl
Landscape: Urbalab
Biodiversity: Naturföretaget
Project area: 415,000 sqm
Images: Erik Giudice Architects