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'Paradiset 19-21' Housing Proposal / Kjellander Sjöberg

'Paradiset 19-21' Housing Proposal / Kjellander Sjöberg
'Paradiset 19-21' Housing Proposal / Kjellander Sjöberg, Courtesy of Kjellander Sjöberg
Courtesy of Kjellander Sjöberg

Designed by Kjellander Sjöberg, their 'Paradiset 19-21' housing project creates a distinctive residential infill on Western Kungsholmen in central Stockholm. A distinctive addition with a strong urban identity, the project is a pliable mini-Manhattan, landing in the city block and building a vibrant streetscape with premises on the ground floor and inviting activities with an expressive urban character. More images and architects' description after the break.

Courtesy of Kjellander Sjöberg
Courtesy of Kjellander Sjöberg

Composed of a mix of offices and light industry, Western Kungsholmen has in recent years developed into a diverse and complex neighborhood with the emergence of complementary businesses and new housing. Paradiset 19-21, on Nordenflychtsvägen, aims to combine the existing environment with a building that accentuates and develops the city structure further. It is a building designed to fit into the neighborhood’s vernacular while providing the area with new qualities.

Courtesy of Kjellander Sjöberg
Courtesy of Kjellander Sjöberg

The project embraces the essential values of a city – diversity and a wide range of functions. K + S designed a distinct silhouette, with varying depth, materialization and textures that work both at a distance and in the immediately neighboring streets. The building’s configuration interprets the various heights of Nordenflychtsgatan and the surrounding buildings at a different scale.

site plan
site plan

A green Paradise! The project focuses on green space and social-ecological resilience. Given the dense inner city location, every available space is secured and used to provide recreation and positive experiences for the residents. The courtyard is designed as a cheerful social green space, an oasis of flowers and greenery interspersed with bicycle parking. The green roof terraces are a new addition, containing both communal and private spaces for spending time outdoors, cultivation, playing and socializing.

plan
plan

The architectural expression refers to a classical order found in the inner city of Stockholm – commercial space at ground level, supporting a main volume, with set-back penthouse floors on top. The sum is, however, far from traditional, but forms as a whole an innovative project, made up of a series of stacked cubes, vertically displaced; a beneficial addition to the street, of inherent complexity.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "'Paradiset 19-21' Housing Proposal / Kjellander Sjöberg" 30 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/363752/paradiset-19-21-housing-proposal-kjellander-sjoberg-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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