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Sara Göransson on Housing and the Future of Urban Infrastructure

12:00 - 10 November, 2018
Sara Göransson on Housing and the Future of Urban Infrastructure, Public park on top of the Gamla Lidingöbron. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau
Public park on top of the Gamla Lidingöbron. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau

Swedish studio Urban Nouveau created a plan to save Stockholm's Gamla Lidingöbron bridge by transforming it into a linear park and housing. After launching a petition to save the bridge and re-purpose it, ArchDaily followed up with Sara Göransson, founding partner at Urban Nouveau, to ask her about her background and how the studio approaches social integration, housing and the future of urban infrastructure.

"Plastic Island" Imagines the Possibilities of Reusing Oceanic Waste in Architecture

05:00 - 1 November, 2018
"Plastic Island" Imagines the Possibilities of Reusing Oceanic Waste in Architecture, Courtesy of Emily-Claire Goksøyr
Courtesy of Emily-Claire Goksøyr

With rising sea levels and incessant consumption of plastic, the state of the earth's oceans is rapidly deteriorating. Instead of discarding or burning this plastic, architects Erik Goksøyr and Emily-Claire Goksøyr questioned whether any architectural potential exists in this neglected material. By conducting an extensive material study, the duo designed three prototypes to postulate this theory. 

Herzog & de Meuron Reveal Gasklockan Tower Design in Stockholm

04:00 - 23 October, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron Reveal Gasklockan Tower Design in Stockholm, Gasklockan tower. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Gasklockan tower. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron have released more images of their Gasklockan tower project in Stockholm. First announced late last year, the design will replace a 1930s gasholder with a 90 meter tower. As the firm's first project in Sweden, Gasklockan tower is being created with developer Oscar Properties. The latest images showcase the interior of the project and details of the facade. Designed with over 300 apartments, the circular tower was inspired by the original gasholder on site.

Urban Nouveau Aims to Save Stockholm's Lidingö Bridge by Combining New Housing

13:00 - 12 October, 2018
Urban Nouveau Aims to Save Stockholm's Lidingö Bridge by Combining New Housing, Lidingö Bridge Village. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau
Lidingö Bridge Village. Image Courtesy of Urban Nouveau

Swedish studio Urban Nouveau has created a plan to save Stockholm's Gamla Lidingöbron bridge by transforming it into a linear park and housing. Built in the 1920s, the rail and pedestrian bridge features a lattice structure and arched steel trusses that would frame 50 new apartments and a pedestrian park above. While the local council has made plans to demolish the Lidingö bridge, Urban Nouveau launched a petition with the aim of saving the bridge and re-purposing it for the city.

Enliven Your Renders with Studio Esinam's Hi-Res Cutouts, Free with ArchDaily Discount Code

14:00 - 14 June, 2018
Enliven Your Renders with Studio Esinam's Hi-Res Cutouts, Free with ArchDaily Discount Code, © Studio Esinam
© Studio Esinam

Swedish creative firm Studio Esinam has launched a new cutout shop, offering an aid to architects and designers seeking to enliven renders and visualizations. The studio’s products, including these print elevations of iconic landmarks, are made in Sweden with an emphasis on eco-friendly materials.

"Freestanding" Exhibition Shows the Power and Poetry of Sigurd Lewerentz’s Architecture

04:00 - 12 June, 2018
"Freestanding" Exhibition Shows the Power and Poetry of Sigurd Lewerentz’s Architecture, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present Freestanding, an exhibition in the Biennale's Central Pavilion. Below, the team describes their contribution in their own words.

Kjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition For a New Sustainable Landmark in Sweden

06:00 - 17 May, 2018
Kjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition For a New Sustainable Landmark in Sweden, Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg
Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg

Kjellander Sjöberg Architects have won the competition for Nacka Port, a new sustainable and dynamic urban block. The award-winning architecture firm, which is one of the leading architectural offices in Scandinavia will build the project in an area between Nacka and Stockholm, Sweden.

Proposed Bridge in Sweden Will Turn a River Into a Public Amphitheater

15:10 - 13 February, 2018
Proposed Bridge in Sweden Will Turn a River Into a Public Amphitheater, Courtesy of Erik Andersson Architects
Courtesy of Erik Andersson Architects

Kalix, a small town in Northern Sweden, has plans to replace its current bridge over the river in 2019. As part of the process, The Swedish Traffic Administration commissioned Erik Andersson Architects to design an initial study for a bridge that would not only replace the existing bridge's functions, but also add new elements to turn the new bridge into a gathering space and public amenity for the town.

UNStudio Selected to Design New Cable Car in Gothenburg

10:50 - 9 February, 2018
UNStudio Selected to Design New Cable Car in Gothenburg, © Plompmozes
© Plompmozes

UNStudio has won a competition to design a new, 3-kilometer long cable car in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The cable car's route, which will connect the old city on the south of the river with three locations to the north, will feature a total of six towers which have been designed around an adaptable, asymmetrical structural system intended to mimic the cranes in the city's shipyards. The expected opening date for the cable car is in 2021, with the new transportation system being inaugurated as part of the celebrations of Gothenburg's 400th anniversary.

See the Dazzling Ice Architecture at Sweden's ICEHOTEL

14:00 - 22 December, 2017
See the Dazzling Ice Architecture at Sweden's ICEHOTEL, Queen of the North / Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva. Photograph by <a href='http://http://www.asafkliger.com/'>Asaf Kliger</a> © <a href='http://https://www.icehotel.com/ice-galleries/art-design-2017-2018/'>ICEHOTEL</a>
Queen of the North / Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva. Photograph by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

Located in the small village of Jukkasjärvi 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, Sweden’s ICEHOTEL is the world’s largest ice structure, constructed each year from over 4000 tonnes of ice and snow.

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