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School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology – Stockholm, Sweden

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Arkitekturskolan, Tham Videgård  SOARIOT1  SOARIOT4  SOARIOT8  Arkitekturskolan, Tham Videgård
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Building:  School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Address: Brinellvagen 8, Stockholm, Stockholm County 100 44
Architect: Tham & Videgard Arkitekter
Builder: Academic House
Building Contractor: PEAB
Completion: 2015
Size: 9140 sqm

AE Interest: ArchDaily Building of the Year for Educational Architecture 2016; Stockholm Building of the Year 2016; Kasper Salin Prize 2015 [a]; oval six-story structure for 600 architecture students [b]; red pre-weathered steel exterior used to blend in with the surrounding brick buildings; free-flow of space and curving walls to encourage movement and openness; glass window façade to allow sunlight [c]
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Written by kaitlynmarshalll

September 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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Wooden Highrise Apartments – Stockholm, Sweden

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WHS1  WHS4  WHS2  WHS3
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Building:  Wooden Highrise Apartments
Location: Frihamnen, Stockholm, Sweden
Architect: Tham & Videgrad Arkitekter (Martin Videgard, Bolle Tham)
Construction Developer: Folkhem

AE Interest:
mixed-use development; four 20-story apartment buildings housing 240 apartments; constructed completely out of Swedish solid wood; gaps between towers allow visibility of the sea; wood-framed facades, finishes, and windows; renewable and sustainable materials; minimizes total energy consumption and maximizes solar angles; angled buildings provide direct sunlight to the north-facing facades; roofs of all four towers fitted with solar panels; sedum plants on the lower rooftops to take care of rainwater [a]
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Written by kaitlynmarshalll

September 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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Tree Hotel – Harads, Sweden

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TH1   TH4TH2  TH5  TH3
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Building:  Tree Hotel in Harads (The Mirrorcube)
Location: Harads, Sweden
Address: Edeforsvägen 2A, Harads, Norrbotten 960 24, Sweden
Architect: Tham & Videgard Arkitekter
Completion: 2010
Construction Contractor: Bomek AB
Lighting Consultant: Atelje Lyktan
Hotel Owner: Brittas Pensionat Tree Hotels
Size: 64 sqm

AE Interest:
lightweight aluminum structure; 4x4x4 meter tree house cube; plywood interior; 360 degree view; reflective mirrored glass exterior; ultraviolet laminate coating visible only to birds to prevent harm; access by rope bridge; space for two people; roof terrace, alludes to how man relates to nature [a]
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Written by kaitlynmarshalll

September 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Built