Copenhagen international school – C.F. MØLLER

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Right on the dock in Copenhagen, in the new area Nordhavn, the new Copenhagen international school is placed. On one side of the dock it’s still functioning as a harbour, on the other side of the dock, new housingprojects are under development.

What I find interesting with this building is first and foremost the facade. The building is covered with solarpanels that will supply the school with at least half of the buildings yearly consumtion of electricity. And beside that, the solarpanels shift in color depending on the weather, so it has a colorrange from turqouis to purple depending on weather and sunlight.

I really like the environment-friendly function in the building, which for me signals both an architect and a developer and a client that takes responsibility for the planet we all live on.

More information is found here: http://www.cfmoller.com/p/-sv/copenhagen-international-school-nordhavn-i2956.html

 

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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

Octopharma – Joliark and White

One of the few industries left in Stockholm city, the medical producer Octopharma, is expanding into a nearby old Brewery-building.

The old brewery tradition in old copper kettles has been an inspiration for the use of copper in the interior design, and such a link between the buildings history and its future is very sympathetic to me. And I like the combination of the traditional nordic materials, copper, limestone and pine flooring in combination with the white and dark turqoise colors, which gives it a light, nordic character with a twist.

Architects: Joliark

Interior Architects: White

Photos from and read more here: Projekt – White.

Modern Swedish townhouses at Lundagatan, Stockholm – Utopia Arkitekter

Another nice project from Utopia Arkitekter at Lundagatan, Stockholm. It´s an elegant little infill-project with 17 townhouses with an aesthetic that reminds me of Danish architecture, a bit like Arne Jacobsen´s townhouses but in 2015, and in Stockholm.

Images from and read more here: Utopia • Lundagatan.

Aesop Bibliotekstan – in praise of shadows

The australian brand Aesop opened their first shop in Scandinavia during 2014. The architects, In praise of shadows, names three sources for inspiration; the philosophy of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki and movies made by Lars von Trier and Ingmar Bergman.

The shop is divided in two parts, one more open and public and one more intimate. The materials are mostly plaster and wood, and the counter is an impressive piece of solid wood sculptured by tree-sculptor Lies-Marie Hoffman.

Read more: Aesop Bibliotekstan : in praise of shadows arkitektur ab.

Photos from: http://residencemagazine.se/aesop-oppnar-butik-i-stockholm/

Etaget, Stockholm – Kjellander + Sjöberg Arkitektkontor

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Kjellander + Sjöberg Arkitektkontor has in collaboration with Tobin Properties, created a little “mini-manhattan” at west Kungsholmen, Stockholm. This 13 story-building has several different materials which creates the feeling of a Manhattan skyline. Nice project, nice facades, nice colors and combination of materials.

Read more and pictures from: Kjellander + Sjöberg Arkitektkontor and http://www.tobinproperties.se/projekt/etaget-vastra-kungsholmen/

A dreamlike studio, Stockholm

In this dreamlike studio in Stockholm, illustrator Sarah N Bergman has her studio. I can imagine how the inspiration flows in a room like this. I like it, I like it a lot.

Read more: Saras plats på jorden | Residence.

Photographer: Kristofer Johnsson

Read more: http://residencemagazine.se/saras-plats-pa-jorden/

Photographer: Kristofer Johnsson

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