Örnsro Timber Town in Örebro – C.F. Møller

An interesting project by C.F. Møller made of solid timber frame structures. It won 1st price in architectural competition in 2016 located in Örebro, Sweden.

Images from and read more here: http://www.cfmoller.com/p/-en/Ornsro-Timber-Town-in-Orebro-i3349.html

New housing project at Bygdøynesveien 15 in Oslo, Norway – Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Another nice project from Reiulf Ramstad Architects located at Bygdøynesveien 15, Oslo, Norway. The project is part of a new residental area combining historic buildings from early 1900´s and new, modern housing.

The new buildings will offer apartments and the area is designed to be an eco-friendly residential environment with high architectural qualities.

I like the light grey brick facade and the scale of the buildings. The wooden doors adds a bit of warmth, and the relief that makes the light from the interior shine through is another nice touch.

Source and read more here:

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/reiulf-ramstad-architects-bygdoynesveien-15-norway-12-06-2016/

http://www.reiulframstadarchitects.com/bygdoynesveien-15/?rq=bygdøy

Illustrations by RRAMIR & EVE Images

Johannes Norlander, winner of the Kasper Salin-price 2016

Another nice project made by Johannes Norlander in Gothenburg, Sweden. He won the Kasper Salin-prize in 2016 for this project. I like the very repetetive facade and the simplicity in the materials, no fuss, straight, simple and elegant. Well done!

Photos from and read more here: https://www.arkitekt.se/vinnare-av-kasper-salin-priset-2016/

Photographer: Ulf Celander

 

TUVVÄGEN – SCOTT RASMUSSON KÄLLANDER

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But hello there, here is a very interesting project in Handen, a suburb south of Stockholm. It´s a building for geriatric care and has 54 apartements.

It´s very interesting with the concrete base in two stories, in contrast to the lighter wooden structure above in three stories. The building is u-shaped, surrounding a rock in the backyard, and the rock seems to be the object that created the form of the building. The pillars and the concrete base makes it possible to spare the rock as much as possible, which I think is a very nice touch in respect to the environment. I also like that it´s height and volume is in sync with the neighborhood, but it has a very different and modern character which makes it stand out in a positive way.

The office behind this interesting project is a quite new one, but very interesting indeed. They have many interesting projects on their website and I think we will see a whole lot of them in the future.

Read more and see more photos here: http://sr-k.se/tuvvagen/

Architects: http://sr-k.se

Photographer: Mikael Olsson

Frederiksvej Kindergarten – COBE

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Interesting approach in regard to the surrounding buildings, the street and the scale in the neighborhood.

It´s very common to adapt the scale in a new project to the surrounding buildings or adding a floor or two, but still in synk with the neighborhood scale. It´s also very common to create the same type of relation between the new project and the street, in the same way the existing buildings relate to the street.

In this project, they break these two factors and relate in a freer way in regards to the surroundings.
The scale in the new buildings is kind of a middle way between the larger structures north-east of the project and the smaller scale on the west of the project. It has 3-4 stories to the street, and 2-3 stories meeting the small houses and the green area south of the project. The existing larger blocks is about 5 stories high, and the small villas on the west is about 1-2 floors.
The structure reminds me of small villas brought together with access in between, and from the street it marks a breaking-point between two building-areas with different typologi and scale. It also creates interesting, small, open rooms between the different houses which add a curiosity both in the front and back. It also creates a sense of playfulness, which is a good thing to add to a kindergarten.
Architects: COBE, http://www.cobe.dk
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Jessheim Hage – a-lab and Solon Eiendom

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Recently I stumbled upon a picture of these interesting houses. I like the coloring of the wooden facade-panel and the difference between each module. You can see they belong together but they still have their own identity, quite like a little family.

Photo from: http://jessheimhage.soloneiendom.no

Architects: a-lab

Developer: Solon Eiendom

Read & see more pictures here: http://a-lab.no/project/jessheim-hage-bolig/#2, http://jessheimhage.soloneiendom.no

reThink Wood

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Wish I was able to attend this highly interesting event about taller wood buildings. So many benefits in comparison to the traditional steel and concrete-structure. But just give it time, I bet it will be more common in the future.

Picture from: http://www.archdaily.com/785426/win-a-free-full-pass-to-the-2016-aia-national-convention-from-rethink-wood?utm_source=ArchDaily+List&utm_campaign=a2e8988d19-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5a382da72-a2e8988d19-411114097

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