A former banking office in the Swedish capital – an anonymous institutional building located in the city center – became world-famous in 1973 thanks to an armed heist and hostage crisis that triggered in the victims a psychological reaction later cal
New Slussen is one of the largest urban transformation projects in Sweden. The design seeks to create a dynamic urban quarter, responding to its historic context and transforming the labyrinth of traffic in the new city center. New public spaces and
Inspired in the old farm that used to be on the site, the complex is organized around a large courtyard, protected from strong winds by the four buildings. The design gives a family of three generations a place to spend time together but also live in
The facade structure makes no distinction between the three levels, which rotate 45° creating a labyrinthine effect where the landscape becomes a point of reference for the interior. From afar the origami-like volume offers alternative readings of ma
The six interconnected blocks create a sequence between interior and exterior spaces. With the home proper contained in the four central blocks, the two spaces located at each end of the stretch of rooms are for common use: outdoor courtyard and work
In a rural environment, two hours from Stockholm, the residence sits on a hill and becomes a focal point in the landscape, like a beacon. The strict geometry of the house permits organizing the program in large spaces, separating public and private a
With a light structure of white steel columns and glass, the tower marks the entrance to the Congress Center, and houses a hotel with 400 rooms; the project seeks a direct and open connection with the place and with the urban fabric of the city...
The houses are given different colors and a compact design in three levels. The rounded sites are surrounded by vegetation, and a network of meandering pathways connects the neighborhood internally as well as link it out towards the surrounding area.
Taking inspiration from the palaces in the city, the refurbishment project adds a four-story building and a volume of 2+2 floors, giving it a new image and composition, and replacing the ceramic of the facade with limestone and bronze frames.
Two wings of classrooms plus a central volume with common functions and the sports hall together form an open courtyard to the south. The main entrance at the corner opens up to an atrium that offers visual connections with the whole center...
On an old military site, with two bunkers concealed below ground, the summer house is formed by three modules with a wood structure separated from one another, placed under a large roof that creates an outdoor space sheltered from sun and rain...
Skellefteå has wooden schools, bridges, even car parks. And now it has one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings. We visit Sweden to see what a climate-conscious future looks like. Skellefteå runs on 100% renewable energy from hydropower and wind,
The Regnlekplatsen, or “rain playground”, is part of Rain Gothenburg, a bold plan to be “the best city in the world when it’s raining”. “The tourist agency has only wanted to sell pictures of a sunny Gothenburg, even though it rains here nearly 40% o
Sweden’s northernmost town is on the move, building by building. Because of the risk posed by expanding mining operations, the entire town center of Kiruna is being relocated approximately two miles to the east. More than 20 buildings of historical v
Norra Tornen, the residential towers in Stockholm, designed by OMA / Reinier de Graaf, has been announced the winner of the ninth edition of the International Highrise Award (IHA)...
Peter Celsing belonged to the last generation of modern Swedish architects who were direct inheritors of the romantic tradition. Like his masters, in his work he not only kept the construction process under control in all its phases and details, but
Hilma af Klint did not trust her peers to understand her work. She sensed her paintings were too weird and too radical for her fellow Swedes. As a star pupil of Stockholm’s Royal Academy, she made a living selling impressionistic landscapes. But she
Under the umbrella of Swedish social democracy, the British Ralph Erskine was a pioneer in environmental design and participatory processes.
Since the year 1926, the awarding ceremony of the Nobel Prizes has been held at the Konserthus, the classicist concert hall located at the core of Stockholm. This tradition is soon to end. The foundation originally set up by Alfred Nobel recently ann
Everyone knows that it is difficult to integrate wind energy production systems in buildings, so the proposal by the Swedish studio Belatchew Architecture Lab – though still within the realm of science fiction – is impressive. They propose a skyscrap
No cabe mejor constatación sobre el autismo que aqueja desde hace décadas al mundo de la élite mediática arquitectónica que el hecho de que Ralph Erskine haya muerto el 16 de marzo pasado a los 91 años sin haber recibido el Premio Pritzker, supuestam
The university of Göteborg is the common denominator among the members of Grön, who all coincided there either as teachers or students. Four natives of the peninsula group that composes Scandinavia – the Norwegian Fredrik Lund (1959), the Dane Henrie