Architects: Brunnberg & Forshed Arkitektkontor AB
Location: Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Principals in Charge: Hans Bergström (Partner)
Project Architect and Manager: Staffan Corp (Partner)
Project Team: Håkan Brunnberg, Fredrik Liljeström, Charlotta Turesson, Louise Rangmark, Björn Holm, Bosse Nilsson, Stefan Brink, Marianne Jonsson, Walter Wangler, Olga Allpere-Stinzing.
Project Area: ~35,000 sqm
Project year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Robin Hayes
Raphael França and Adrien Mondine have submitted their competition entry for a multicultural cemetery in Järva, Stockholm, Sweden. The challenge and aim of the competition was to develop a place for remembrance and reflection for all on a site already embedded with societal values. The chosen site has an interesting past: an artificial hill was created as a result of the dumping of construction debris from neighboring housing projects in the 70s and 80s, it was then dominated by frisbee players as the one of the most frequented sites in Sweden.
More information on the project and images after the break.
Architects: Mats Edlund MSA and Henrietta Palmer, professor MSA
Location: Hudiksvall, Sweden
Co-architect: Matts Ingman MSA
Client: Natura Hölick
Photographer: Jacob Nordström
Our friends from Visiondivision shared their latest summer house in Singö, Sweden with us. The architects were limited to designing the small summer house within the confines of an existing shed because the site is exposed every tens years to the overflows of the Baltic Sea. Constructed as a lizard’s tail, the house utilizes a pragmatic strategy where if one part of the building gets exposed to water, that part can easily be replaced without affecting the rest of the building.
More about the summer house after the break.
Architects: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Location: Kumla, Sweden
Project team: Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune, Deta Gemzell, Kumi Nakagaki, Jaime Montes
Client: Birgitta and Anders Fasth
Total floor area: 350 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Mikael Pauli, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Peter Mabeo
C. F. Møller Architects placed first in a competition to design eighteen sustainable town houses for Norra Djurgaardsstaden, Stockholm. The town houses are part of a larger effort to convert the area of Norra Djurgaardsstaden into a completely high-profile environmental area. The architectural expression of the residences finds inspiration in the neighboring cultural center and Husarviken, which flows into the archipelago, and the Stockholm National City Park. According to C.F. Møller, “The project makes it possible to live a modern life based on sustainable solutions.”
More about the winning proposal after the break.
Swedish architects We Are You shared with us their latest project “Jönköping by Bike”, a gift they offered along with Super Sustainable to the city of Jönköping. It is a proposal for a sustainable future development where biking is one of the leading aspects. More images and architect’s description after the break.
C. F. Møller Architects has just won the competition for a new terminal for Stockholm’s permanent ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics. The terminal will be a landmark for the new urban development Norra Djurgårdsstaden at the Stockholm waterfront. See more images and architect’s description after the break.
Danish architects ADEPT Architects, together with an impressive group of collaborators, have been awarded with the 1st prize on the competition for the Dalarna Library in Sweden. The team includes Sou Fujimoto (Japan, see all his projects previously featured on AD), Topotek1 (Germany), Rambøll A/S (Denmark) and Bosch & Fjord (Denmark).
The new library, placed centrally at the Dalarna university campus, is organized as a ”spiral of knowledge” (see diagram below). The sloping terrain continues in a ramp through the building. Wrapping itself the ramp creates a spiral-shaped space – the heart of the building for information seeking and easy orientation. This organization of program creates a various learning environment where students can take part in the vibrant life of the library as well as retreat into various study niches. The different sound levels and activities create a diverse and eventful library.