Naturum Kosterhavet / White Arkitekter

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Architects: White Arkitekter
Location: , Sweden
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

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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

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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

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Architects: Rotstein Arkitekter
Location: , Sweden
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

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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 Stockholm’s main access roads, opposite the island of and facing a new bridge by Norman Foster, into a futuristic sustainable neighborhood.

17 / Torsten Ottesjö

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Architects: Torsten Ottesjö
Location: Gothenburg,
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

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

Wood House / Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Camilla Schlyter
Area: 60.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Luc Pages

Studentboende: Student Unit / Tengbom

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Architects: Tengbom
Location: , Sweden
Area: 10 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bertil Hertzberg

Kiruna City Hall / Henning Larsen Architects

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Henning Larsen Architects has won a competition to design a new city hall for in northern Sweden. The design, which has already been named Krystallen (The Crystal), is intended to “become the city’s natural gathering point, where the traditions of democracy will be united with a vision about a dynamic meeting place for politics as well as social and cultural events”. Comprising of two buildings, the outermost circular in form and the innermost “shaped like a crystal”, the design has been “inspired by the enormous concentration of iron ore” that can be found beneath the site, the discovery of which led to the founding of Sweden’s northernmost city.

Clarion Hotel Wisby / Visbyark

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Architects: Visbyark
Location: ,
Design Team: Sven Landahl, Anneli Andersson Snygg
Area: 3330.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Hejdström

Stocksund / General Architecture

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Architects: General Architecture
Location: Stocksund, Danderyd,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mikael Olsson

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World’s Most Expensive Construction Market

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EC Harris’ 2013 International Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

Summer House / General Architecture

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Architects: General Architecture
Location: Nannberga,
Project Architect: Erik Persson
Design Team: John Billberg, Fabian Blücher, Josef Eder, Olof Grip
Area: 76 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Mikael Olsson

Vittra School Södermalm / Rosan Bosch

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Architects: Rosan Bosch
Location: , Sweden
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kim Wendt

Gotland Summer House / Enflo Arkitekter + DEVE Architects

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Architects: Enflo Arkitekter, DEVE Architects
Location: Gotland,
Architect In Charge: Jens Enflo (Enflo),Morten Vedelsbøl (DEVE)
Engineer: Algeba Byggkonsulter
Builder: Fide Bygg&Snickeri
Area: 104.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joachim Belaieff