On view now until February 9th, the installation by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ where panels hold sway. In collaboration with Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, their creative teamwork has resulted in a design that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the fair. Starting out from their own perspective while adhering to a shared vision, the entire dome-like structure consists of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. More images and their description after the break.
Designed to gather the city’s cultural functions under one roof, the winning proposal by schmidt hammer lassen architects for the new cultural centre and library in Karlshamn, Sweden will be the city’s new meeting place. The 5,000 square metre cultural centre will get a sculptural and flexible building containing a library, an exhibition area, a cinema, a tourist office and a café, which together work to embrace diversity. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: pS Arkitektur
Location: Nacka, Sweden
Architect In Charge: Peter Sahlin
Project Architect: Leif Johannsen
Assisting Architects: Therese Svalling (models), Beata Denton (lighting)
Contractor: Valento Bygg
Client: Karl & Sofia Andersson
Area: 170.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of pS Arkitektur
Designed by Torsten Ottesjö, with Christian Strömqvist and David Relan, Kloster is a strip of land on the west coast of Sweden where they have conceptualized an idea of luxury. Two houses are situated above a slope leading down to a dock and private beach, and are aligned to incorporate the ideal light conditions for the morning and Scandinavian evenings respectively. Aiming to provide a means of inspiration, the structure of the complex is the curling of a leaf – a single surface extended above itself. More images and architects’ description after the break.
An industrial and harbor city divided in the north and south by the river Göta, Gothenburg is currently lacking a coherent relationship between the city and the river. The great differences between the north and south sides of the Göta River are in scale, function, and density. The project, proposed by JAPA, Javier Ponce Architects, re-introduces the Göta river to the citizens by means of a urban re-generation; the river seen as a green system connected with the existing landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Nyréns Arkitektkontor
Location: Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Landscape Architect: Nyréns Arkitektkontor through Bengt Isling (Project architect), Jacob Almberg, Ronny Brox, Magdalena Franciskovic, Cecilia Jarlöv. Ulrika Lilliehöök, Staffan Malm, Peter Kinnmark Architect MAA
Constructor Park: Omniplan Cornelis Oskamp
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman
Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA) shared with us their winning proposal for Nya Kollaskolan, which is expected to be the largest passive-house school in Sweden, as well as one of the largest passive house buildings in the country. A centerpiece in the new Kollastaden area in the center of Kungsbacka, the school will supplement the existing school, built in 2000, and host around 360 students and 75 employees. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Erik Giudice Architects were recently announced as the H+ Bredgatan Winner of the WAN Awards 2012 Urban Regeneration for their innovative solution in Helsingborg, Sweden. The ‘social atmosphere and ability to encourage residents’ integration reconnects the city with a central spine around a canal theme, creating a number of public spaces that are servicing the scheme but also connecting with the key movement around the site,’ according to WAN jury members. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Rotstein Arkitekter
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Chief Architect: Rickard Rotstein
Team Leader: Anders Rotstein
Team: MÃ¥ns Elander, Christer Engdahl, Petter Forsberg, Christian Hansen, Linda Hedebro, Cecilia Hendefeldt, Leif Johansen, Anette Lebbad, Therese Nilsson
Client: JM AB
Photographs: Åke E.son Lindman
Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Location: Jönköping, Sweden
Interior: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB genom Helena Toresson, Sara Helder (formgivare), Viktor Alm, Björn Nilsson & Anna Nyborg Lafveskans (medverkande)
Client: Landstingsfastigheter i Jönköpings län
Photographs: Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB