David Chipperfield Architects “disappointed” after Nobel Center project is blocked by court

A Swedish court has blocked construction of David Chipperfield’s £100 million Nobel Center in Stockholm, stating that it would cause “significant damage” to the city’s historic waterfront. Chipperfield’s firm was left reeling after Sweden’s Land and Environment Court ruled against plans to build cultural centre and permanent home for the Nobel Prize. “Obviously this is not the verdict

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New bookstands from Livrest

A new interior-focused Scandinavian brand called Livrest has arrived with a collection of walnut, cherry and black stained ash bookstands. All of the solid wood stands are handmade in Sweden with careful consideration to aesthetics and craftsmanship. L…

André Pihl designs “bat-shaped” summer house to make the most of sea views

Full-height windows set into the angled facades of this summer house provide views of the Swedish archipelago from a living space and two adjoining bedroom wings. Villa G was designed by architect André Pihl to replace an existing 1960s cottage on the site, which is located in a quiet bay in the southeastern region of

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Swedish government introduces new benchmarks for architecture and design

The Swedish government has introduced a set of quality targets for architecture and design, which aim to make Sweden a more “sustainable, equal and less segregated society”. The Stamped Living Environment Bill, which lays out plans to make sustainability and quality integral to the design process, has largely been welcomed by the Swedish architecture and design community. Architects and

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Ett Hem

I spent two wonderful nights at Ett Hem, the stunning Ilse Crawford designed hotel in Stockholm.

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A minimal kitchen in shades of grey

This kitchen in a Swedish flat has been finished in multiple shades of grey. The worktop, upper cabinets, lowers and steel appliances give multifaceted shades of this cool neutral and keep it interesting while monochrome. I also love super sleek storag…

Norrnäs House By Hermansson Hiller Lundberg

Flanked by Swedish forest, on the banks of the Baltic sea, Swedish architecture firm Hermansson Hiller Lundberg have designed the Norrnäs House — a dwelling on Värmdö in Stockholm’s archipelago.
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Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2018

This year’s fair in Stockholm last week brought brands showing a lot of earth tones, rounded lines and not many slim lines. Other colors that were common were shades of purple, grey, yellow and lots of nude. As promised, Ulrika attended the event and s…

UNStudio unveils plans for Gothenburg cable car

Dutch office UNStudio has designed a cable car system for Gothenburg that will be supported by a network of latticed towers based on shipyard cranes. BIG, Wilkinson Eyre and White Arkitekter also submitted proposals for the aerial transport system, but it was UNStudio that won with its a contemporary spin on the city’s industrial past. “The design of

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Triangular timber roof shelters the ruins of Sweden’s oldest church

AIX Arkitekter has completed an exhibition hall and shelter, to protect the site of a ninth-century church in the village of Varnhem, southwest Sweden. The Stockholm-based studio set a structure with a triangular timber roof on top of excavated ruins within the grounds of Varnhem Abbey. Excavations at the site in 2005 uncovered the remains of the farm church,

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Plantagon designs office block containing a 60-metre-high urban farm

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal for an office tower that doubles as a vertical farm, by Swedish architecture firm Plantagon. Called the World Food Building, the project is currently under construction in the Swedish town of Linköping and is due to be completed in 2020. Half of the 60-metre-tall building will be

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Hus Nilsson is a Swedish summer house with living spaces connected to a sea-facing terrace

A painted-brick fireplace separates areas for living and dining at this summer house designed by London-based architect Tina Bergman for a plot facing out towards the sea on Sweden’s east coast. Hus Nilsson is located on the Norrfjärden bay in the northern Swedish archipelago, and occupies a sloping site between the forest and the Baltic

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New housewares brand in Sweden called Smålands Skinnmanufaktur, brings environmental consciousness to their products

A new furniture and accessories studio in called Smålands Skinnmanufaktur in Jönköping, Sweden has come out with these beautifully styled images from Sundling/Kickén and photographed by Emily Laye. SSM manufactures the pieces themselves with materials…

An all grey apartment that’s full of style

This apartment manages to keep an all grey tone throughout each room and still have plenty of personality and style. And doesn’t the bedroom look incredibly peaceful? It’s hard not to see a room like that and feel like I need to completely redo my now …

Luxurious and light filled apartment with park views

A bright, light filled apartment in central Stockholm with luxurious details and a sophisticated style, spacious Boffi kitchen, intricate moulding and minimal Platner furniture is so beautiful. The windows apparently overlook a park in Karlaplan which …

A Swedish Solar Sauna

As the days get shorter and the cold starts to bite, there are few things more pleasurable than the warmth of a sauna. In Sweden, Bigert & Bergström have created the Solar Egg, a golden orb that is also a public sauna, and art installation.
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Herzog & de Meuron reveals plans for skyscraper and exhibition hall at Stockholm gasworks

The cylindrical frame of a gasholder at Stockholm’s old gasworks will host an events space, in plans by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron that will see another of the structures demolished to make way for a skyscraper. Called Gasklockan, the residential development is overseen by Oscar Properties and is being constructed on the site of the

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Small Architecture Workshop’s charred-timber sauna floats on a Swedish lake

Milan-based studio Small Architecture Workshop has built a sauna on a floating platform in Åmot, Sweden, which features a blackened-wood exterior and a large window that overlooks a lake. Small Architecture Workshop self built the sauna over a period of two weeks for a Belgian couple whose bed and breakfast is located in the middle

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Patriam

New residences being developed in Stockholm, interiors designed by Lotta Agaton.

Foster + Partners reveals quayside cultural complex for Stockholm’s old town

Foster + Partners has designed a “new destination” for Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan. The three-storey building, called Mälarterrassen, will sit between Stockholm’s Södermalmstorg square and quay. Set against the quay wall to appear low-lying, it will contain a mixture of facilities including, market stalls, restaurants, cafes and exhibition galleries. The project being led by Spencer de Grey – the

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Tham & Videgård completes “tent-like” second home on a Swedish island

Swedish studio Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designed this summer house with a dramatic scooped roofline for an island in the Stockholm archipelago. Local office Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designed the property for a site on a promontory that extends from the small island of Krokholmen in Stockholm’s outer archipelago. At House on Krokholmen, expansive views

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Bornstein Lyckefors Architects builds vibrant red cabin as a retreat for a Swedish family

Traditional Swedish barns provided the inspiration for this red-hued wooden cabin, designed by Gothenburg studio Bornstein Lyckefors Architects for a keen sailor and his two children. Located outside Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, the house provides the family of three with an escape from the city that is also close to the ocean. It is named Späckhuggaren, which means Killer Whale, after

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A rusty steel museum extension in Lund, Sweden designed by Elding Oscarson

Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden is not new however it has seen many updates and additions in its time, like many museums. It’s newest reimagining comes from design pair Elding Oscarson and includes a rusted steel exterior called Corten, imposing on t…

Elding Oscarson creates “slightly bent” weathering steel extension to Lund’s Skissernas Museum

Architecture studio Elding Oscarson has added a Corten steel extension to the Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden, designed to open the building up to the adjacent sculpture park. Founded in 1934, the Skissernas Museum is part of Lund University and houses the world’s largest archive of works documenting the artistic process. The Lund-based museum is made up of a large cluster

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Chequerboard facades front Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter’s affordable housing in Stockholm

Stockholm studio Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter has completed a cluster of affordable apartment blocks in the Swedish capital, featuring facades with alternating opaque and transparent sections. Snabba Hus Västberga is the second project designed by Martin-Löf Arkitekter that uses offsite prefabrication and standardised materials to reduce the cost of constructing apartments for young people on waiting lists for

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The Home of Artilleriet’s Owners

Every now and again I come across a house that’s been designed so beautifully that I would happily move straight in to it; this is definitely one of them.

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Maka Arkitektur completes contemporary Swedish courtyard house

A gabled wall provides the entrance to this holiday home in a Swedish coastal village, which also features rooms arranged around a garden and cherry tree. Summerhouse Bjäre was designed by Gothenburg studio Maka Arkitektur for a village at the tip of the Bjäre peninsula on Sweden’s west coast. The architects’ aim was to create a stripped-back

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Timber-framed cabin by Hanna Michelson stands on stilts to peep over the treetops of Swedish mountain

Swedish architect Hanna Michelson has completed a stilted timber cabin overlooking the Åsberget mountains, as the first of four getaways being built for the Bergaliv Landscape Hotel. The Stockholm-based architect, who works for Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, was commissioned by Bergaliv to build the 10-metre-tall heart-pine and spruce Lofthuset (loft house) on a former ski slope in

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Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designs austere holiday home on Swedish island

This pared-back holiday home on the Swedish island of Gotland provides a retreat for three generations of a family and was designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The Stockholm studio – arguably best known for its mirrored Treehotel – designed Atrium House on the coast of the island, which is surrounded by the Baltic Sea. As the name suggests,

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A new place to stay in Stockholm, Hotel At Six

If you’re traveling to Stockholm soon, you might want to stay in an old bank building that has been converted into At Six by London based Universal Design Studio. Located in Brunkebergstorg Square the former bank headquarters is now 10 floors composed of 343 luxury rooms, a penthouse suite, restaurant, wine & cocktail bar and listening lounge.






Ström Architects’ Hyperrealistic Renderings For Two Swedish Villas

British architecture studio Ström Architects recently released a series of photo-realistic renderings for a duo of timber-clad villas to be built on the Swedish island of Lidingö.
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Egg-shaped sauna creates escape for residents of Swedish town displaced by mining

Bigert & Bergström has built a golden, egg-shaped sauna for the people of Kiruna after damage caused by decades of iron ore mining resulted in the relocation of the entire Swedish town. The Swedish artist duo was commissioned by developer Riksbyggen, to design a commemorative social sculpture for the town after residents voiced fears of losing community spirit after their relocation. The whole town is being

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Ström Architects reveals hyper-realistic renderings for pair of Swedish island villas

Two timber-clad villas – one dark and the other silvery grey – balance over a steep hillside on the Swedish island of Lidingö, in these intricately rendered visuals of the project by Ström Architects. The British studio led by Magnus Ström designed the two dwellings, named Pyrus 9 and Pyrus 10, for the property developer Imola Förvlatning. The imagery released to

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White Arkitekter’s pared-back bathhouse reinterprets Sweden’s traditional “gingerbread” architecture

White Arkitekter has completed a bathhouse on the southern coast of Sweden, featuring a timber-clad structure perched on slender legs that extend outwards towards the rear to optimise sea views. The Scandinavian studio designed the bathhouse for a group of local sea-bathing enthusiasts from the coastal town of Karlshamn, who raised funds to commission the project. The Kallbadshus, or cold

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Wingårdh transforms roofless freight depot into Malmö Market Hall

Sheets of pre-rusted red steel cover the new extension to a dilapidated freight depot in Malmö, which has been converted into a covered food market by Swedish studio Wingårdh. The clients, brother and sister Nina Totté Karyd and Martin Karyd, asked Wingårdh to convert and extend the brick shell to provide a new space for market vendors and restauranteurs in the Swedish city. The studio repaired

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Hufton + Crow’s new photographs capture Sweden’s Treehotel at sunset

British photography studio Hufton + Crow has visited the Treehotel in northern Sweden to capture its seven unusually themed woodland suites. Among the themed cabins architectural photography duo Hufton + Crow shot is a flying saucer-shaped cabin and a mirror-covered box designed to reflects its forested setting. Husband-and-wife team Kent and Britta Lindvall set up Treehotel in 2010 to cater to tourists visiting the Arctic Circle in search

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Chevron-patterned parquet covers swimming pools and spa house by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Zigzagging parquet covers every surface of the swimming pools, spa buildings and patio designed by Stockholm studio Claesson Koivisto Rune for an 18th-century mansion in the south of Sweden. The facilities are raised on a podium above a gently sloping lawn, allowing bathers to take in the grounds of the neoclassical mansion. Claesson Koivisto Rune covered the podium, pools

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Bright yellow window frames puncture pastel grey walls of Stockholm prefab

Colourful walls and irregularly placed windows with vibrant yellow frames add individuality to this prefabricated house in Stockholm, which was designed by Swedish studio HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter. Stockholm-based HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter designed the 172-square-metre House 669 for a couple and their three children. The architects worked with the client’s friend, a local manufacturer of prefabricated houses, to create a residence that could be assembled quickly

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Wave-like facades wrap 3XN’s aquatic centre in southern Sweden

Danish practice 3XN has unveiled plans for a new aquatics centre in the southern Swedish city of Linköping, which will featuring undulating timber and glass facades. The Copenhagen-based studio won a contest to design the centre, seeing off competition from more than 40 entrants, including finalists Zaha Hadid Architects, Erséus Arkitekter, Henning Larsen Architects and Liljewall Arkitekter. The centre,

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Apartment Rådmansgatan 70B styled by Annaleena for Alexander White

Designed by Paul Hedqvist and built in 1957, a renovated home with large windows and kitchen from Kvänum gets a new style. Thanks to Annaleena who employed the help of some of her own products in the form of candleholders and tables, the space has a unique style that’s modern and lush. The warm cabinets in the kitchen against the steel backslash is surprisingly lovely.

Tables and candleholders from her shop, the beautiful Gubi Stay sofa, mirrored table from Perspective Studio, Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs, Hem’s Key side table, Taccia lamp by Flos (which I’ve been seeing so much of lately) the Mantis wall lamp, and the beautiful suede boxes and trays by Nordstjerne.







Seven unusual treehouses you can sleep inside at Sweden’s Treehotel

Seven Scandinavian architects have now built treehouses for Sweden’s Treehotel, including a bird’s nest, a mirrored cube and the charred timber cabin added earlier this month by Snøhetta. Set up by Kent Lindvall and his wife Britta in 2010, the Treehotel offers themed lodgings for tourists venturing north of the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights.

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A Modern Swedish Barn By Jonas Lindvall

Built entirely out of wood, the summer house designed by Jonas Lindvall‘s Malmö-based architecture practice corresponds with the local architecture while gently standing out with its modern and minimalist style.
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Snøhetta adds treetop cabin with stargazing net to Sweden’s Treehotel

Snøhetta has completed a treetop cabin for the Treehotel in northern Sweden, featuring charred-timber cladding and a suspended net for observing the Northern Lights. Set 10 metres above the forest floor in the crown of a tall pine tree and supported by 12 columns, The 7th Room provides views out over Swedish Lapland, to the Lule River and of

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Vertical slats clad terraced housing on the edge of a Swedish forest

Swedish architecture studio Arklab has completed a group of terraced houses on the outskirts of Stockholm, featuring facades fronted with timber battens that restrict views into the interiors. The cluster of townhouses was designed by Arklab for Swedish developer Erik Wallin and is located on the edge of the Nacka nature reserve, to the south

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Hermansson Hiller Lundberg adapts Adolf Loos concept for staggered brick House Juniskär in Sweden

Architecture firm Hermansson Hiller Lundberg has completed a monolithic brick house for a sloped site in Sundsvall, Sweden, featuring staggered interiors based on Adolf Loos’ Raumplan concept. Stockholm-based Hermansson Hiller Lundberg designed House Juniskär for site in the Swedish city that steps down from the higher entrance level to the lower garden at the rear. To adapt to the

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Filippa K

Just yesterday I mentioned Lotta but here is some more of her work that popped up in my feed this morning. I searched for larger images but this is the best I could find! Anyways, she helped redecorate the interior of Filippa K’s Grey Turegatan boutiqu…

A Shelter On The Stockholm Archipelago

In a summer retreat designed for a young family, Stockholm-based architects from Claesson Koivisto Rune combined natural materials with modern, minimalist look to gently fit the structure into stunning landscape of Kråkmora Holmar island.
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Snøhetta’s charred-timber treehouse is the next addition to Sweden’s Treehotel

This charred-timber cabin by Snøhetta will be raised 10 metres above the forest floor and feature a “stargazing net” to allow guests to watch out for the Northern Lights. The cabin is the latest addition to Treehotel, a boutique hotel located in a pine forest in Swedish Lapland. Set up by Kent Lindvall and his wife Britta

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Glass and dark-wood house offers panoramic views of Swedish countryside

This small woodland house on the Stockholm archipelago designed by Swedish studio Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter features a dark wooden core encased in glass and topped by a broad roof. Summer House T replaces an existing summer house located in the grounds of a property owned by a couple with two daughters. Stockhom-based Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter designed the residence for one of the daughters,

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Stilted cabin is raised among the treetops on the Stockholm archipelago

Swedish studio Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor has used slender stilts to elevate this timber-framed cabin into the treetops on an island in the Stockholm archipelago. The gabled house is home to a family of five and is named Viggsö after the island it sits on off the eastern coast of Sweden. Architects Johan Arrhov and Henrik Frick wanted to create an “unassuming space

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Björn Förstberg’s house for his mother features pointed roofs and reflective walls

A pair of gabled buildings clad in corrugated aluminium make up this house Linköping, Sweden, designed by architect Björn Förstberg for his mother (+ slideshow). Björn Förstberg, co-founder of Malmö-based studio Förstberg Ling, was asked by his mother – a librarian and a weaver – for a small but airy home, with a studio space and a generous amount of More

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Stockholm pylons converted into “picnic towers” in plans by architect Anders Berensson

Swedish architect Anders Berensson has unveiled conceptual plans to convert a pair of disused electricity pylons into observation towers in Stockholm’s Norra Djurgården national park. Named Power Tower, the project aims to make use of two of 12 disused electricity pylons in the city-centre park. Anders Berensson Architects was commissioned by the Royal Court of Sweden, More

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A Swedish Villa Facing The Lake

Designed by the Stockholm-based architecture practice Murman Arkitekter, Villa Sunnanö opens to the picturesque views of a lake and pine tree woodland.
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Murman Arkitekter completes a Swedish villa that fans out in all directions

Wooden barn-like blocks splay out in various directions to form this Swedish villa by Stockholm studio Murman Arkitekter, framing views of a lake and surrounding woodland (+ slideshow). Named Villa Sunnanö, the residence is located around three hours northwest of Stockholm, on a headland overgrown with pine trees and blueberry bushes, and surrounded by huge, partially submerged boulders. Studio founder Hans More

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Nordic architecture is “on the verge of stagnation” say Venice Biennale pavilion curators

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: an “unbreakable glass ceiling” is pushing talented architects out of Sweden and Norway, according to this year’s curators of the Nordic Pavilion in Venice (+ slideshow). According to David Basulto and James Taylor-Foster, the architectural heritage of these two countries is constraining the newest generation of designers. They claim that 20th-century architects such as More

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David Chipperfield further develops Nobel Center design for public presentation

David Chipperfield Architects has made additional revisions to its plans for the Nobel Center in Stockholm, which were presented to the city earlier today (+ slideshow). Changes to the cultural centre, which will provide a permanent home for the prestigious Nobel Prize for the first time, include subtle modifications to the building’s shape and more More

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in the details

Aside from an open and bright kitchen, this apartment could be nice but still quite ordinary if it weren’t for all the little interesting details. What a difference styling can make.

A Birch-Clad Restaurant Inspired By The Sami Hut

Amidst the snowy peaks of a Swedish ski resort lies the Tusen Ramundberget restaurant, designed by Stockholm-based practice Murman Arkitekter.
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Anders Berensson proposes wooden skyscraper with decorative facade for Stockholm

Anders Berensson Architects has unveiled conceptual plans for Stockholm’s tallest building – a 133-metre wooden skyscraper covered in numbers, which would be erected on top of a 1960s car park in the city centre. The local studio was commissioned to design the 40-storey skyscraper by Stockholm’s liberal Center Party, to help cater for the city’s rapidly growing population. Berensson previously drew up plans More

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Tham & Videgård creates rows of upside-down arches with Västra Kajen housing

Scalloped balconies create unusually shaped openings across the facades of these two apartment blocks completed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter in southern Sweden (+ slideshow). Stockholm-based Tham & Videgård won a competition to design the Västra Kajen housing in the lakeside city of Jönköping, as part of a wider masterplan to create more housing on the quayside. The More

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Tengbom adds “monolithic” zinc-clad extension to Alingsås District Court

Stockholm architecture studio Tengbom has added a zinc-clad extension to a traditional brick courthouse building in the Swedish town of Alingsås (+ slideshow). Tengbom’s addition to the Alingsås District Court is designed to offer a contemporary counterpoint to an original brick building designed by architect Adrian Crispin Pettersson and completed in 1899. The courthouse is situated More

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Margen Wigow Arkitektkontor models blackened timber holiday home on Swedish fishing huts

Five blackened timber structures dot the shoreline of a remote island in the Stockholm archipelago to form a holiday home by Margen Wigow Arkitektkontor (+ slideshow). Architects Cecilia Margen Wigow and Per Wigow were commissioned to design the retreat for a client who wants to “live a simple life close to nature” during his weekends and More

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Murman Arkitekter completes tent-shaped restaurant for a Swedish ski resort

This mountainside restaurant by Murman Arkitekter has giant triangular gables and is set at the top of a ski slope in northern Sweden (+ slideshow). Architect Hans Murman and his Stockholm-based studio designed the restaurant for a spot beside a ski lift and a row of birch trees in the resort of Hemavan, a site that takes in panoramic views of the More

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Tengbom’s completes pine cone-inspired trail centre in a Swedish nature reserve

Big pine shingles cover the curving walls of this woodland trail centre by Swedish architecture firm Tengbom, designed to mimic the form and texture of a pine cone (+ slideshow). Christofer Ödmark, an architect at Tengbom’s Gothenburg office, designed the building to replace an existing activity centre on the Fontin nature reserve in Kungälv municipality. Named Kotten, Swedish for More

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Sculptural staircase features inside minimal Swedish house by Jonas Lindvall

A spiral staircase provides an eye-catching feature inside this minimal white house completed by Swedish designer Jonas Lindvall in a seaside town outside Malmö (+ slideshow). Described by the designer as a “sculptural focal point against the minimal architecture”, the smooth white staircase stands at the junction between the house’s two wings. Rather than being enclosed in a More

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Lund University students envision Malmö silo transformed into a crematorium

A disused grain silo in Malmö is converted into a crematorium and “vertical cemetery” in this proposal by Swedish architecture students Fredrik Thornström and Karolina Pajnowska. Thornström and Pajnowska developed the concept called The House of the Living and The House of The Dead as part of their master’s degree at Lund University. It involves the renovation and More

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Anders Berensson Architects proposes colony of skinny skyscrapers for Stockholm

High-rise towers are connected by aerial walkways in Anders Berensson Architects’ proposal to convert Stockholm’s railway tracks into high-density housing (+ slideshow). Sweden’s liberal Centre Party commissioned Stockholm architect Berensson to draw up plans for the new high-density development, along a strip of railway land around Stockholm Central Station. The Klarastaden scheme is made up from a group of thin More

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Johan Sundberg clads Villa Ljung inside and out with Siberian larch

Siberian larch wood covers this house and its adjoining wrap-around terrace in southern Sweden, designed by architect Johan Sundberg (+ slideshow). Situated a stone’s throw from the sea in Höllviken, Villa Ljung comprises three single-storey buildings – a residence for the client, a garage, and a small guest room for an elderly relative. The main house More

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Tham & Videgård’s Stockholm architecture school features a curving skin of pre-rusted steel

For the first time in 45 years, architecture students at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology have their own building on campus – a round block with weathering steel walls by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (+ slideshow). KTH School of Architecture is the first dedicated architecture facility at the university’s main campus since 1970, when they were relocated […]

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A Triangular Summer House By Architect Leo Qvarsebo

Located in the area of Västerbyn in Sweden, architect Leo Qvarsebo designed a triangular summer house made of wood. The three-story structure features a large bay window on each level and a wooden staircase that aims to create an airy feeling. On the concept behind it, the architect says: “The house is a bit like […]