Articles on Sweden

Spackhuggaren by Bornstein Lyckefors. Photo Mikael Olsson
 

Bornstein Lyckefors designs a little cube on the prairie

KÄRNA – Späckhuggaren, a one-and-a-half storey residence, displays honest construction methods and Falu-red coloured cladding.

Media library by Dominique Coulon & Associés. Photos Eugenie Pons
 

Mark A-to-Z : L is for Library

We all deserve a little bit of down time in the sun, so why not pick up a good book to read on the holidays in one of these five library projects?

Skissernas Museum Extension by Elding Oscarson. Photos Åke E:son Lindman
 

Elding Oscarson builds rough yet refined museum extension

LUND – Elding Oscarson's museum extension employs Corten steel to create a distinctive contrast.

Mark A-to-Z: G is for Gold
 

Mark A-to-Z: G is for Gold

There's a distinct possibility that this shiny, metallic gesture isn't used often enough within architecture, so as a special treat, we bring you five projects that make magpies of us all.

Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström. Photos Jean-Baptiste Béranger
 

Bigert & Bergström's golden egg symbolises a change of seasons

KIRUNA – An egg-shaped sauna is making an impression on the local people of Sweden's northern-most town.

Summerhouse T by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter. Photos Åke E:son Lindman
 

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
 

Arkitektur + Development exploits the raw beauty of abandoned factories

NORRKÖPING – Anyone used to the image culture in contemporary architecture can pinpoint this project as a former industrial area that is now undergoing gentrification.

An outer layer of terraces offers each apartment a private balcony.
 

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.
 

Bornstein Lyckefors pays tribute to slash-and-burn-farmers

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.

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.
 

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.

The central, top-lit space is wrapped in book shelves and forms the heart of the new media library.
 

Dalarna Media Library by ADEPT

FALUN – The recently completed building has become an instant success with the local university students.

‘We always start any new project by gaining a thorough understanding of the site.’ Berglund
 

Q&A: 42 Architects

LONDON – Johan Berglund, founder of 42 Architects, a young architecture and design studio based in London, spoke to Frameweb about some of the firm's latest projects and the creative …