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Call for Fellows: "Projecting the Future" – 2018 ArkDes Fellowship in Stockholm

18:00 - 6 February, 2018

The ArkDes Fellowship offers practitioners, spatial thinkers, and researchers operating in or around the fields of architecture and design opportunities for interdisciplinary research at ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. The first annual fellowship will be dedicated to the theme of Projecting the Future, providing four Fellows with space to conduct explorative work for a six month-long period (September 2018 to February 2019) in Stockholm.

Architectural Adventures: Scandinavia Architectural Tour

18:38 - 16 October, 2017
Architectural Adventures: Scandinavia Architectural Tour, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Discover the unique and inventive architecture in three Nordic countries on an 11-day journey with Architectural Adventures. The cutting-edge designs that enliven the skylines and streets of Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo illustrate the rich past and present of this corner of the globe. Delve into the global significance of buildings, rich history of the region, and learn from local architectural experts what drives the innovation in Scandinavian design. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to award-winning complexes, opera houses, public spaces and cultural centers, learning first-hand from architectural influencers in the region and get an insider’s look at the region’s architectural past, present and future.

Suspended LED Lighting Installation Projects The Pulse of City Life in Stockholm

08:00 - 28 September, 2017
Suspended LED Lighting Installation Projects The Pulse of City Life in Stockholm, © David Svensson
© David Svensson

Designed by David Svensson, a total of 400 meters of a neon resembled warm white LED from GE is a work of art representing the pulse of city life in busy Stockholm station. 

The project, a piece of suspended light, is built by metal profiles and a ceiling where the warm and white light of a series of LED strips is projected, in the quest to represent the basic visual language of the line. 

Massive Redevelopment Plan in Stockholm Will Feature Terraced Building by Foster + Partners

14:30 - 11 September, 2017
Massive Redevelopment Plan in Stockholm Will Feature Terraced Building by Foster + Partners, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

With construction well underway on the redevelopment of Stockholm’s Slussen interchange, one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs, the final building of the masterplan has been launched by the City of Stockholm and Foster + Partners.

Located at the focal point of the overall masterplan envisioned by Foster + Partners with Berg Arkitektkontor, landscape designer White Arkitekter and lighting designer ÅF, Mälarterrassen (named after Lake Mälaren, the large freshwater lake upon which much of Stockholm is located) will provide three levels of mixed-use space to re-invite locals and tourists alike to an area of the city previously dominated by automobiles.

Image by Foster + Partners.. Image Courtesy of City of Stockholm Katarinavägen. Image by Foster + Partners. Image Courtesy of City of Stockholm Slusstorget. Image by White Arkitekter. Image Courtesy of City of Stockholm Katarinaparken. Image by Foster + Partners. Image Courtesy of City of Stockholm + 11

Ventilation Towers for the Northern Link / Rundquist Arkitekter

03:00 - 7 July, 2017
Ventilation Towers for the Northern Link  / Rundquist Arkitekter, © Kasper Dudzik
© Kasper Dudzik

© Robert Andersson © Robert Andersson © Kasper Dudzik © Kasper Dudzik + 41

Snabba Hus Västberga / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter

02:00 - 5 July, 2017
Snabba Hus Västberga / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter, © Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

© Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin + 26

Värtan Bioenergy CHP-plant / UD Urban Design AB + Gottlieb Paludan Architects

09:00 - 12 June, 2017
Värtan Bioenergy CHP-plant / UD Urban Design AB + Gottlieb Paludan Architects, © Robin Hayes
© Robin Hayes

© Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lead Architects

    Helena Glantz (Urban Design), Erik Jarlöv (Urban Design), Jesper Gottlieb (Gottlieb Paludan), Michael Krarup (Gottlieb Paludan)
  • Area

    20000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

C.F. Møller Wins Competition for Innovative High-Rise in Stockholm

12:00 - 8 June, 2017
C.F. Møller Wins Competition for Innovative High-Rise in Stockholm, © C.F. Møller Architects
© C.F. Møller Architects

C.F. Møller has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a community-focused highrise in the Stockholm neighborhood of Kista, a district known as the city’s tech hub that is in need of attractive, contemporary living options. Known as Geysir, the 15,000-square-meter building will provide 220 new units of varying size, as well as 2,000 square meters of retail space, helping to develop the urban quarter. 

© C.F. Møller Architects © C.F. Møller Architects © C.F. Møller Architects © C.F. Møller Architects + 12

Public Pools or Private Houses - How Should Stockholm Use its Cliffs?

06:00 - 24 May, 2017
Courtesy of UMA / Manofactory. Image Infinity Pool vs Nestinbox
Courtesy of UMA / Manofactory. Image Infinity Pool vs Nestinbox

One of architecture’s most delightful anomalies is the diversity of solutions generated by any given site. From hypothetical university projects by architecture students to professional international design competition entries, the differing perspectives, stances, and experiences brought to rest on one site by several design teams can wield a bounty of contrasting ideas. 

Recently, we reported on Nestinbox, a proposal by Swedish architecture firm Manofactory to attach a series of simple, functional houses to a cliff face in Stockholm, addressing the demands of increased populations and land prices in cities across the world. Now, the cliffs of Stockholm have been the subject of an entirely different, though just as evocative concept by Swedish firm UMA. Rather than private housing, UMA proposes the Stockholm Infinity Pool, a public pool 1km along the Sodermalm cliffs of Sweden’s capital.

Courtesy of UMA Courtesy of UMA Courtesy of UMA Courtesy of UMA + 13

In the Swedish City of Järfälla, Ten Radical "Superbenches" Are Unveiled as Community Incubators

04:00 - 2 May, 2017
In the Swedish City of Järfälla, Ten Radical "Superbenches" Are Unveiled as Community Incubators, Core / Philippe Malouin, Ali Bar Chair / Max Lamb, and Spring Break / Soft Baroque. Image © Jezzica Sunmo
Core / Philippe Malouin, Ali Bar Chair / Max Lamb, and Spring Break / Soft Baroque. Image © Jezzica Sunmo

Sweden is home to the world’s longest public bench. At 240 feet (around 72 meters) in length, the Långa Soffan (“long sofa”) was installed by the citizens of Oskarshamn in 1867 to overlook its rather unspectacular harbour, which opens toward the Baltic Sea. The function of this bench was not for passing time and taking in the coastal views, however; in times gone by it was rhythmically occupied by the wives of sailors awaiting their husband’s return from sea voyages. It allowed people to gather under a sense of common melancholy and collectively recall the smiles of their distant spouses before the ocean’s broad, blue canvas.

NS24 Rain Water Deposit in Sweden / ON Arkitekter

15:00 - 17 April, 2017
NS24 Rain Water Deposit in Sweden / ON Arkitekter, © Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

© Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Klarastrandsleden, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Erik von Matérn
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton

02:00 - 15 April, 2017
Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Carl Jägnefält, Konrad Milton, Michael Mleczko
  • Area

    7700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

08:00 - 10 April, 2017

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s infrastructure were very different from the current system. The educational model of the twentieth century could be defined as being similar to the "spatial model of prisons, with no interest in stimulating a comprehensive, flexible and versatile education."

However, we are now at a time when social, economic and technological developments have created a more global society and where information and learning are becoming more affordable. This radical change has transformed the societies in which we live, leaving the current educational model based on a rigid and unidirectional teaching obsolete. 

As such, there are schools that have not only broken the mold of traditional teaching but have formed new educational standards, exploring new paradigms and opening up new possibilities within the design of educational spaces. Since architecture and educational models often reflect the ideology of a society, how is the school of 21st century defined? 

Vittra Telefonplan / Rosan Bosch. Image Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Image Cortesía de Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Kwel Ka Baung School / A.gor.a Architect. Image Cortesía de Agora Architects Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki + 31

Utopia Arkitekter Proposes Public Park in Stockholm Shrouded in Glass

09:30 - 19 March, 2017
Utopia Arkitekter Proposes Public Park in Stockholm Shrouded in Glass, Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter
Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter

Utopia Arkitekter wants to start a discussion in Stockholm: how do we manage and develop our public spaces? The definition of the word public, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is something “open to or shared by all the people of an area or country.” However, as commercialism continues to rise, Utopia Arkitekter has a problem with our new applications of indoor “public” spaces. As architecture critic Rowan Moore writes in Why We Build, “Identity, desire and stimulation become things you have to buy, as clothes, restaurant meals of calculated diversity, and rides on the ski slope or up the Burj Khalifa.” The problem is that as our inner cities adopt more commercial indoor

The problem is that as our inner cities adopt more commercial indoor public spaces such as shopping malls, cafés or restaurants, the “public” is no longer represented by “all the people of an area,” simply due to economic restrictions. In a city like Stockholm, where darkness and temperatures below 10 degrees celsius prevail for 6 months of the year, the economic boundaries set up around indoor public spaces mean reduced opportunities for people to socialize outside of the home. Utopia Arkitekter’s proposal in response to this conundrum? An indoor park.

Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter + 14

Modet / Arklab

05:00 - 27 January, 2017
Modet  / Arklab, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman            © Åke E:son Lindman            © Åke E:son Lindman            © Åke E:son Lindman            + 24

Behrer & Partners / Vida Arkitektkontor

05:00 - 24 December, 2016
Behrer & Partners / Vida Arkitektkontor, © Robin Hayes
© Robin Hayes

© Robin Hayes  © Robin Hayes  © Robin Hayes  © Robin Hayes  + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Leo Beccari, Ellen Westerin
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm's Transformation

12:00 - 3 December, 2016
Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm's Transformation, Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter
Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter

Stockholm's Southeast Kungsholmen is slowly transforming. Veidekke and Utopia Arkitekter are preparing a redevelopment proposal for the town — and they're beginning by building an architectural gem. In addition to creating ambitious architecture, Utopia Arkitekter plans to add more housing developments closer to public transport. Their first project? The sector of Kungsholmen, Bolinders Plan, named after Jean Bolinder, who ran a mechanical workshop in the area. 

Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter + 9

Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects

11:00 - 29 November, 2016
Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Erik Adamsson © Adam Mørk + 27