Frederiksvej Kindergarten – COBE



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,
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Jessheim Hage – a-lab and Solon Eiendom


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.

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Architects: a-lab

Developer: Solon Eiendom

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reThink Wood


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.

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DnB NOR Headquarters by A-Lab


Well hello there, I´m back 🙂 ! I’ve had a little pause but now I’m back on track again and feeling eager to blog. So, recently I went to Oslo and saw an interesting project, the DnB Headquarters by A-lab. While there I just saw the front and not all the volume from the side, and even if it´s interesting as a volume ,the front facade with the lower height fascinated me. I´m all in for a clean, simple, elegant facade, and the front facade is just that, but with a little twist with the smaller windows that founds their place in the rhythm but gives the facade more character.

Architects: A-lab


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The Hemnet Home – Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The Hemnet Home designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter is the result from 200 million clicks and 86 000 properties om Hemnet (a popular property site in Sweden). The exterior is a mix between the Swedish traditional red wooden cottage and the functionalist box. The interior have qualities such as a rational and clean floor plan, kitchen with double room height and a visual contact between the upper and lower level from the top of the stair.

I think it´s an interesting project and Hemnet is going to build an interpretation of the Swedish dream house, hopefully during 2016.

Images from:

The Hemnet Home | Tham & Videgård Arkitekter.

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The Hemnet Home | Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Hospital in Esbjerg – Arkitema Architects

A new hospital in Esbjerg designed by Arkitema Architects. I like the exterior shutters which makes a nice, warm contrast to the glass and the white facade. I also like all the interior wood which creates a warm and caring atmosphere, just what´s needed in a hospital.

Images from and read more here: Ny sengebygning Sydvestjysk Sygehus, Esbjerg.

And the winner is (drumroll please) …..

My favorite among the proposals to the additional building to the University of Economics in Gothenburg is hereby presented as the winner of the competition. It´s Johannes Norlander in collaboration with Arup that is the winning team. Nice project and well done!

Read more in my article below or at

Images from and read more: Akademiska Hus | Vinnare arkitekttävling för Handelshögskolan i Göteborg.

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