Facts Tåkern Visitor Centre / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

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Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Location: , Sweden
Design Team: Gert Wingårdh, Jonas Edblad. Team: Ingrid Gunnarsson, Aron Davidsson, Jannika Wirstad, Peter Öhman
Area: 750 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Christian Badenfelt, Åke Eson Lindman, Tord-Rickard Sîderstrîm

H+ Bredgatan Winner of the WAN Awards 2012 Urban Regeneration / Erik Giudice Architects

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Erik Giudice Architects were recently announced as the H+ Bredgatan Winner of the WAN Awards 2012 Urban Regeneration for their innovative solution in , 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.

Sjövikstorget 1 / Rotstein Arkitekter

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Architects: Rotstein Arkitekter
Location: Stockholm,
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
Year: 2012
Photographs: Åke E.son Lindman

Spira / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

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Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Location: Jönköping,
Interior: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB genom Helena Toresson, Sara Helder (formgivare), Viktor Alm, Björn Nilsson & Anna Nyborg Lafveskans (medverkande)
Client: Landstingsfastigheter i Jönköpings län
Contractor: PEAB
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB 

Kuggen / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Location: Lindholmsplatsen, Göteborg,
Architect In Charge: Gert Wingårdh and Jonas Edblad
Contractor: PEAB
Client: Chalmersfastigheter AB
Area: 5350 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tord-Rikard Soderstrom, Lindman

Flat Iron Building / Rosenbergs Arkitekter

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Architects: Rosenbergs Arkitekter
Location: Torsgatan, Lilla Bantorget, , Sweden
Architect In Charge: Inga Varg
Design Team: Pär-Åke Wiberg, Kalle Dinell, Joel Klehn
Year: 2009
Area: 18,200 sqm
Client: Skanska fastigheter AB
Photographs: Åke E:Son Lindman, Tord Rikard Söderström

House at Äpplarö / Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor
Location: Äpplarö,
Year: 2012
Area: 215 sqm
Photographs: Åke E.Son Lindman

Svensk Travsport Offices / Note Design Studio

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Architects: Note Design Studio
Location: Stockholm,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Mathias Nero

Mältaren Office Building / Rosenbergs Arkitekter

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Architects: Rosenbergs Arkitekter
Location: Stockholm,
Architect In Charge: Alessandro Ripellino
Project Team: Ylva Åborg, Erik Sandberg, Kalle Dinell
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,400 sqm
Photographs: Axel Kårfors, Tord-Rikard Söderström

Patchwork City Masterplan / OOIIO Architecture

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Designed by OOIIO Architecture, the Patchwork City Masterplan focuses on organizing the future growth of , a city in southern Sweden with 100,000 inhabitants. The architects were challenged to experiment and explore new ways of designing cities, with all the complexities, sustainable construction systems and social cohesion aspects that a XXI st century city needs. The result is a contemporary city where the inhabitants colonize and personalize their own structure as they wish, crocheting their own city piece to generate a large patchwork all together. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Artipelag / Nyréns Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Nyréns Arkitektkontor
Location: ,
Design Team: Johan Nyrén, Lukas Thiel, Staffan Hillberg, Peter Karlsson, Viktor Kjellberg, Måns Kärnekull, Karin Nyrén, Fabian Pyk, Oscar Pyk, Haldur Rohtla, Ebba Sjödahl, Gunilla Stenberg, Carolina Wikström, Mårten Ubbe
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Charlie Bennet

Media Evolution City / JUUL FROST Architects

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Architects: JUUL FROST Architects
Location: Malmö,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 9,600 sqm
Photographs: Felix Gerlach

Stockholm City Station / 3XN Architects

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Marking the entrance to ’s inner city center, the City Station. Designed by 3XN Architects, integrates the station, a hotel, conference center, and apartments. The main idea behind the design was to create a building that gently adjusts to the area’s existing building in scale and expression, and which reinterprets a number of local Swedish design traditions. Containing a number of public and private functions, the building will contribute positively to creating life in the surrounding neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Venice Biennale 2012: Nordic Pavilion

Anttila Oiva Architects © Museum of Finnish Architecture and Ilari Järvinen

In celebration of the Nordic Pavilion’s fiftieth anniversary, thirty-two architects born after the year 1962 have been invited to present a model of a conceptual “house” that reflects their personal philosophy of architecture at the 2012 Venice Biennale exhibition “Light Houses: On the Nordic Common Ground”. Eleven architects from Finland and , along with ten architects from will each respond to the sobering economic constraints and diminishing environmental resources that challenge architects today.

Contemporary Nordic architectural culture offers both exemplary approaches and significant constructed works addressing these challenging circumstances. The classic hallmarks of Nordic architecture – simplified form, frugal use of materials and sensitive treatment of daylight and the natural setting – embody the basic principles of responsible, sustainable architecture.

Continue after the break to learn more.

Komedianten Cultural Center / Nyréns Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Nyréns Arkitektkontor
Location: , Sweden
Project Team: Lars Gauffin, Mariano Tellechea, Johan Nicklasson, Andreas Wallin, Anders Rosell, Eva Nygren, Oscar Pyk, Mårten Setterblad
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 4,800 sqm
Photographs: Max Plunger

Video: Domkyrkoforum in Lund

Above is a short film created by , an architecture student, as part of a school project at University’s School of Architecture. The video captures “how light can describe and connect different rooms with the same moving atmosphere, with a perspective of old and new”.

New Studenternas IP Development / Karlsson Wachenfeldt Arkitekter

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As part of the the expansion of the university town of Uppsala, just north of , the project by Karlsson Wachenfeldt Arkitekter for the Studenternas IP is a sports field with long traditions situated by the river Fyrisån. Located in the center of the town within the park, the design project is part of a major re-development of the south river area that includes housing, parks, sport facilities and infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cycling Center / We Are You + Erik Hallberg

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Presented at the bike festival of just about a week ago, the Cycling Center by We Are You + Erik Hallberg aims to promote cycling and bring together different cycling communities in the city. With Gothenburg being a city strongly dominated by cars, more than other large Swedish cities, this project has started to turn this around and make Gothenburg a ‘bike city’ with role models such as Amsterdam and the neighboring and great example Copenhagen. In this work of switching over from cars to bikes, their proposed cycling stadium would act as a catalyst. To become a ‘bike city’, the perception of the bike and the cyclist among city inhabitants is crucial. More images and architects’ description after the break.