Articles tagged Sweden

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Universal Design Studio banks on art for At Six Hotel

STOCKHOLM – Tasked with humanizing a brutalist bank building, Universal emphasizes local art and bespoke furniture to reinvent Scandinavian hospitality.

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Form Us With Love has a vibrant vision to improve acoustic aesthetics

STOCKHOLM – In conversation with Tyler Adams, Form Us With Love team members – and co-founders BAUX – discuss their vision to bring colour to a well-known building product.

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Note's exhibition-slash-installation sheds light on light

STOCKHOLM – By using one main spatial gesture, Note devised a sculptural installation and exhibition space in one at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm. 

Summerhouse T by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter. Photos Åke E:son Lindman
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A small house has big character thanks to Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter

STOCKHOLM – Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter was bound to a maximum footprint of 40 sq-m for a family summerhouse off the coast of Sweden.

The form of the building follows the Motala Ström River with its shimmering zinc aluminium façades. Photo Laila Reppen
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Post-industrial chic with a Mediterranean desire

NORRKÖPING – Arkitektur + Development exploits the raw beauty of abandoned factories.

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Heritage and upbringing come together in a cross-cultural furniture collection

Salominka is the Belarussian word for ‘piece of straw’. It’s also the name of a furniture collection that represents Vera Panichewskaja’s search for her creative identity, in which
An outer layer of terraces offers each apartment a private balcony.
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Tham & Videgård's new apartments balance urban and lakeside contexts

JÖNKÖPING – A Stockholm-based firm creates iconic, sustainable housing for a scenic site in a southern Swedish town.

The Finns’ building techniques, crafts, history, traditions and folklore permeate the Torsby Finnskogscentrum.
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Torsby Finnskogscentrum by Bornstein Lyckefors

TORSBY – Nestled in a Swedish forest, an old school now houses the new museum completed by Bornstein Lyckefors that is dedicated to a local tradition.

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Summit has selected 24 contemporary Swedish designers for the Subjectivities exhibition at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm (pictured: Lena Bergström's sculpted glassware).
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Subjectivities at the Nationalmuseum

Nationalmuseum Design opens at Kulturhuset in Stockholm on 6 February. The first exhibition is a collaboration with the architecture and design podcast Summit and contains highly personal and …

Väven occupies a waterfront block and another lying just to the north, creating a link between the existing street grid and the redeveloped river walk.
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Väven by Snøhetta and White Arkitekter

UMEÅ – The designers named the complex Väven after the Swedish word meaning ‘weave’, a fitting metaphor for the confluence of so many distinct programs under one roof.

Scottish designer Nick Ross is based in Stockholm. Portrait Maja Flink
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Introducing: Nick Ross

At first glance, Nick Ross appears to have a great eye for presentation. A closer look reveals a sensitivity to materials that makes bold moves appear delicate. 

Behind the building's soft, rounded edges are perimeter greenhouses filled with lush vegetation.
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Stockholm Municipal Building by Selgascano and Urban Design

Behind the building's soft, rounded edges are perimeter greenhouses filled with plants on every level which are visible through a translucent façade.