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Sandgrund Park / Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects

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Karlstad, Sweden

Tips for Building a Tree House

It is difficult to find someone who has never dreamed of building or having a tree house to call their own. The idea of a refuge, a space fully integrated with nature and with a privileged view, pleases almost all ages. There are examples of tree houses of all scales and complexities, from small elevated platforms to highly complex structures, including electrical and hydraulic installations. Some sites specializing in the topic (yes, that exists!), offer valuable tips for building these dreams. In general, they subscribe to the motto: "Choose your tree, make your project, but be ready to adapt it!"

Spotlight: Gert Wingårdh

One of Sweden’s most esteemed living architects, Gert Wingårdh (born 26 April 1951) brought Swedish architecture out of the tradition of the International Style and into contemporary times with his playful design spirit and love of eye-catching materials. With his use of bright colors and geometric motifs, his recent buildings have been described as "Maximalist" or "Modern Baroque."

Aula Medica. Image © Tord-Rikard SöderströmKuggen. Image © Tord-Rikard SöderströmFacts Emporia. Image © Tord-Rikard SöderströmQuality Hotel Friends / Karolina Keyzer + Wingårdhs. Image © Tord-Rikard Söderström+ 15

Villa Ellsinger / Ellsinger Arkibad

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Långedrag, Sweden
  • Architects: Ellsinger Arkibad
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  152
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Petersen Tegl, Plannja, Velfac, Cesi, IfoElectric, +1

Villa Olsson / Anders Holmberg Arkitekter

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Täby, Sweden

Skogbrynet Houses / R21 Arkitekter

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Oslo, Norway
  • Architects: R21 Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  640
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Adolfsbergsskolan School / LLP Arkitektkontor

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  • Architects: LLP Arkitektkontor
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Kronängsskolan Campus Vaxholm / LLP Arkitektkontor

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15 Details of Metal Structures and Facades for Residential Projects

The use of steel in both the past and present is mainly associated with the success of grand industrial and civic structures. But due to the commercialization and standardization of steel profiles, its use in residential projects (thanks to its mechanical properties and fast installation) has resulted in complex and interesting solutions on a domestic scale.

Dive into these 15 construction details from residential projects that have made use of steel structures and cladding. 

Selma Lagerlöfs Cultural Center / White Arkitekter

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Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architects: White Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Tennisveien Villa Apartments / R21 Arkitekter

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  • Architects: R21 Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1640
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Lilla Integralen Apartments / sandellsandberg arkitekter

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Holiday Home in the archipelago of Stockholm / Margen Wigow Arkitektkontor

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Stockholm, Sweden

What is Glued Laminated Wood (Glulam)?

Glued Laminated Wood (Glulam) is a structural material manufactured through the union of individual wood segments. When glued with industrial adhesives (usually Melamine or Polyurethane resin adhesives), this type of wood is highly durable and moisture resistant, capable of generating large pieces and unique shapes.

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge / GEC Architecture. Image © Adam MorkThe Roof House / MILODAMALO. Image © Ilya IvanovCasey Key Guest House / Sweet Sparkman Architects. Image © George CottWooden House / MAATworks. Image © Marcel van der Burg+ 15

Walk-in Showers Without Doors or Curtains: Design Tips and Examples

Because it doesn't include a bathtub, or require doors, screens, or curtains, the walk-in shower often makes bathrooms appear larger, cleaner, and more minimalist. 

However, some precautions must be taken when designing them. Most importantly, the shower cannot be left completely open, even if it appears to be at first glance. Most designs incorporate a tempered glass that prevents water from "bouncing" out of the shower space, subtly closing the area. When this transparent division doesn't have a frame, the appearance of fungi due to accumulation of water and moisture becomes less likely.

Casa de monte / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual. Image © Leo EspinosaFagerstrom House / Claesson Koivisto Rune. Image © Åke E:son LindmanAUTOHAUS / Matt Fajkus Architecture. Image © Charles Davis SmithPombal / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados. Image © Nelson Garrido+ 28

Spotlight: Sverre Fehn

1997 Pritzker Prize laureate Sverre Fehn (August 14th 1924 – February 23rd 2009) was a leader in Post World War II Scandinavian architecture. “His work has an intuitive confidence in how to use the Nordic landscape and its particular light conditions within the built culture, and yet throughout his career each period has reflected a refined sensitivity to international changes and attitudes in architecture,” said his close collaborator Per Olaf Fjeld. “It can be compared to a poetic work conceived on an isolated mountain by a writer with an uncanny, intuitive sense of what is going on in the towns below.” [1]