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Liljewall Arkitekter's "Fabric" Hotel is Inspired by Västerport's Sailing History

10:30 - 18 April, 2019
Liljewall Arkitekter's "Fabric" Hotel is Inspired by Västerport's Sailing History, © Liljewall arkitekter
© Liljewall arkitekter

Liljewall arkitekter has released details of their competition entry for a new hotel and housing complex in Varberg, on the west coast of Sweden. The site, an old industrial harbor area, is currently being transformed into a new district in a city renowned for its Moorish influences, a home of old timber architecture, and a history of shipping, sailing, surfing, and spas.

Dorte Mandrup Designs Swedish Culture House in Karlskrona

05:00 - 9 April, 2019
Dorte Mandrup Designs Swedish Culture House in Karlskrona, Culture House and Library Karlskrona. Image Courtesy of MIR
Culture House and Library Karlskrona. Image Courtesy of MIR

Danish architecture studio Dorte Mandrup has designed new culture house and library in the heart of the Swedish baroque city of Karlskrona. Working with Marianne Levinsen Landskab and Torbjörn Nilsson, the team developed the cultural project to combine an art hall, library and cafe together in the city center. The culture house is meant to become a modern meeting place and hub for several cultural activities at the corner of Karlskrona’s central square.

C.F. Møller Architects Completes Sweden's Tallest Timber Building

09:00 - 1 March, 2019
C.F. Møller Architects Completes Sweden's Tallest Timber Building, © Nikolaj Jakobsen
© Nikolaj Jakobsen

C.F. Møller Architects have completed Sweden’s tallest timber building, which is now accepting its first tenants. Situated in Västerås, one hour from Stockholm, the building is constructed from solid timber in order to radically reduce CO2 emissions, positively affect the indoor climate, and enhance the interior quality of life.

Henning Larsen Reimagines the Garden City Model in Sweden

04:00 - 21 February, 2019
Henning Larsen Reimagines the Garden City Model in Sweden, Humlestaden. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Humlestaden. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Danish studio Henning Larsen has won the competition to develop a 15.5-hectare urban masterplan south of Gothenburg, Sweden. Designed for 3000 residents, the project represents a community model that was made to refocuse urban energy around green foundations. Named Humlestaden, the masterplan encompasses Gothenburg’s Västra Frö-lunda district, former home of the Pripps brewery. The project is made to reimagine the historic Garden City model and reframe city life through a green lens.

White Arkitekter Transforms a Swedish Square with 65 Meter Bench

13:00 - 14 February, 2019
White Arkitekter Transforms a Swedish Square with 65 Meter Bench, Forumtorget Sofa. Image © Måns Berg
Forumtorget Sofa. Image © Måns Berg

Design practice White Arkitekter has created a 65 meter-long ‘sofa’ for Forumtorget Square in Uppsala, Sweden. Designed to provide space for rest and social interaction, the linear outdoor seating is the centerpiece of wider improvements to the large square. The project aims to attract more visitors to Forumtorget and its surrounding shopping area by building on the area’s character as a gathering place.

"The Unfolding Village" Exhibition Celebrates Vanishing Cultures of Gossip and Eavesdropping

11:00 - 17 January, 2019
"The Unfolding Village" Exhibition Celebrates Vanishing Cultures of Gossip and Eavesdropping, Courtesy of Neri&Hu
Courtesy of Neri&Hu

Shanghai/London-based firm Neri&Hu has published details of their “Unfolding Village” installation, set to take center stage at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019. The exhibition, taking place in February, will see Neri&Hu depart from the traditional convention of furniture fairs, often purely focused on product design, and instead actively engage with pressing social issues unique to their base country of China.

Floathub Project Takes Aim at Sweden's Housing Crisis

09:00 - 9 January, 2019
Floathub Project Takes Aim at Sweden's Housing Crisis, Floathub. Image Courtesy of Daniela Lamartine
Floathub. Image Courtesy of Daniela Lamartine

Architect Daniela Lamartine has designed a floating community to address Sweden's national housing crisis. Called Floathub, the project creates a new mobile lifestyle to achieve long-term economic and residential security. Floathub would be created with a co-operative trust where residents become developers and owners through collective action. The trust would manage and build the floating typologies using CNC technology to enable a self-sufficient mobile lifestyle on water.

Tham & Videgård Reinvent Swedish Timber Row Houses

13:00 - 26 December, 2018
Tham & Videgård Reinvent Swedish Timber Row Houses, Vertical Village II. Image Courtesy of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Vertical Village II. Image Courtesy of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Swedish practice Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designed a series of colored timber homes for Gothenburg, Sweden. Part of a larger site development along Landvetter Lake, the project was imagined as a "vertical village" that rethinks the row house typology. A series of compact, three-level homes include private gardens around tall hedges and rounded plots. The solid timber design reimagines the firm's original proposal for a site in Stockholm.

OMA's Latest Fails to Live Up To Its Own Pedagogy

09:30 - 21 December, 2018
OMA's Latest Fails to Live Up To Its Own Pedagogy, The first tower of OMA's Norra Tornen project. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu via Metropolis Magazine
The first tower of OMA's Norra Tornen project. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu via Metropolis Magazine

This article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine as "In His Latest Residential Building, OMA's Reinier de Graaf Doesn't Practice What He Preaches".

Henning Larsen Reimagines the Future of Swedish Suburbia

05:00 - 19 December, 2018
Henning Larsen Reimagines the Future of Swedish Suburbia, Tibble Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Tibble Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Danish practice Henning Larsen has created a new masterplan to reimagine the suburbs and town of Täby, Sweden. Hoping to address the desire for vibrant city life in suburbia, the 292,000 sq meter masterplan emphasizes sports, education, nature, culture and entrepreneurship. Transforming Täby from a suburb into a city, the project will focus on the town's cohesive sense of local identity, as well as its strong emphasis on education and the environment.

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