Subterranean Concrete Orgy / Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg

Vertical Garden. Image © Per Lundström

The Subterranean Concrete Orgy by Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg (Per & Toki) is a reinvention of the “infamous” Blue Star building in Stockholm. The designers, looking for a new studio and office space for Studioverket, have collaborated with concrete producer Butong to realize a space of “homogenous diversity” by using a new type of concrete sealed air bubble casting. By incorporating new design features and in reinventing some of the existing, the basement space has been transformed from pornography shop to elegant studio defined by a series of unique interventions. See the changes after the break…

Villa Överby / John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor

© Åke Eson Lindman

Architects: John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor
Location: ,
Design Team: Robert Nilsson, Maria Århammar, Niklas Singstedt, Martin Zetherström, Vincenzo Cassotta
Landscaping: Mikado Mark & Trädgård, Robert Forsberg
Contractors: Geo Markservice AB, Eva Holmqvist (water/sewage), CSE Projekt, Henrik Nilsson (construction), Itecon AB, Eskil Stenstrand (water), Jan Fransson Elkonsult AB, Håkan Ackland (electricity)
Glass Contractors/Suppliers: JB Glaskonsult AB, Johan Backlund, JONI Metall & glasprojektering/ CL Specialglas, Claes Lundén
Building Contractor: Liljestrand Entreprenad LE AB
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Åke Eson Lindman, John Robert Nilsson

Cliff Hanger / Björn Gross & Josef Wideström

© Krister Engström

Architects: Arctic Studio
Location: , Sweden
Architects: Björn Gross, Josef Wideström
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Krister Engström

Wiklands Backe / Sandell Sandberg

Architects: Sandell Sandberg
Location: Kivik,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty

“Marievik 15″ Competition Entry / Louis Paillard Architects

View of Waterfront. Image Courtesy of

Louis Paillard Architects‘ proposal for Marievik, a site south west of Sweden‘s capital, is an attempt to condense 65,000 square metres of housing, retail, restaurants and a school into just 12,000 square metres of available space through “six iconic objects.” According to the architects, Stockholm is a city built “by public spaces, shared spaces, [and] parks and gardens”, which led to their design “twisting itself around the void.”

Ermitage / Septembre

© Alphonse Sarthout

Architects: Septembre
Location: Trossö, Galgamarken-Trossö, , Sweden
Design Team: Lina Lagerström, Memia Belkaid, Sami Aloulou, Dounia Hamdouch, Emilia Jansson
Area: 20.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alphonse Sarthout

Timrarö Vacation House / Sandell Sandberg

© Magnus Östh

Architects: Sandell Sandberg
Location: Stora Timrarö brygga, 184 91 Åkersberga,
Area: 115.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Magnus Östh

Green Bean / Arctic Studio

© Carl Ander

Architects: Arctic Studio
Location: Onsala,
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Carl Ander

Ryska Posten / Vida Arkitektkontor

© Robin Hayes

Architects: Vida Arkitektkontor
Location: ,
Design Team: Leonardo Beccari, Erik Berndtsson, Mathias Wagmo, Ellen Westerin, Victoria Söderlindh, Timo Karasalo
Company: Ryska Posten
Area: 2,015 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robin Hayes

Naturum Kosterhavet / White Arkitekter

© Åke E:son Lindman

Architects: White Arkitekter
Location: Ekenäs,
Design Team: Ulla Antonsson, Mattias Lind, Agne Revellé, Magnus Bunner, Magnus Gustavsson, Anders Åkeflo, Mathias Nilsson, Pär Andreasson, Anna Graaf, Karin Sjödin, Andreas Laessker
Area: 705 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Sommarhus at Stora Gasmora / LLP Arkitektkontor

© Åke Eson Lindman

Architects: LLP Arkitektkontor
Location: Fårö Stora Gasmora, Fårö,
Architect In Charge: Mattias Palme
Area: 115 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Åke Eson Lindman

Gammelgarn Mattsarve / LLP Arkitektkontor

© Robin Hayes

Architects: LLP Arkitektkontor
Location: Ängmansvägen, Katthammarsvik,
Architect In Charge: AB, Mattias Palme architect SAR/MSA
Area: 62 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robin Hayes

Sjötorget Kindergarten / Rotstein Arkitekter

© Åke E:son Lindman

Architects: Rotstein Arkitekter
Location: Stockholm,
Team Leader: Anders Rotstein
Design Team: Katarina Bukowska, Måns Elander, Jonas Hesse, Petter Forsberg, Rickard Rotstein
Year: 2013
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Warehouse “Magasinet” / Metro Arkitekter

© Rafael Palomo

Architects: Metro Arkitekter
Location: Malmö,
Design Team: Claes R Janson, Rafael Palomo (responsible architects), Mikael Dankull (engineer), Henrik Troedson, Jens Ekander
Area: 7,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rafael Palomo

SeARCH Wins Urban Renewal Competition in Stockholm

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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 ’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

© David Relan

Architects: Torsten Ottesjö
Location: ,
Area: 17 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Relan

HALO: Swedish Students’ Solar Decathlon Entry

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Designed and built by 25 students from 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.

Villa Skipås / Tengbom

© Majvi Johansson

Architects: Tengbom
Location: , Sweden
Area: 240 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Majvi Johansson