Proposal for expansion of Bjärred in southern Sweden
Our main agenda in this project was a connective tissue which brings the nature to Bjärred’s new centre. This was achieved by multiple programmed wedges and through blue and green corridors which interconnect natural spots and public spaces in and around the city.
The interest for mass timber construction in general, and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in particular, has been intensified by the ever-looming threat of climate change. Urged on by a lack of standards and the slow-moving wheels of the Swedish building industry we decided to take matters into our own hands. We are proud to announce that this effort has now resulted in a first iteration of resources to be used by architects in early phases of CLT-design - a CLT handbook, a Grasshopper definition and a Revit library/template file
The architectural corps has been the punching bag in the public debate about style and aesthetics. Thus far we have taken a quiet and passive stance on the issue, and have not participated to the extent we can and should. Sometimes out of strategic reasons and so as not to step on any "political toes". This Swedish language article written by Kayrokh is an attempt to nuance the polarized debate and explain to the public why they have taken the wrong people as hostages.
Shinelle, Arkemi and Loft Sweden win competition in Västervik! The team behind Trekvart aquire the land allocation agreement to develop a block of 86 rental apartments, divided on three wooden buildings with generous shared spaces.
We are proud to announce that our CEO has participated in Architects Sweden's annual industry report where he contributed with a chapter discussing integration issues and why diversity is to be pursued. The text is both personal and universal, weaving together his perspectives as a foreign-born architect as well as an employer. A very readable article for everyone, regardless of background and situation! Scroll down for the Swedish language article in its entirety.
Katarina Andersson has written a highly interesting article published in the Swedish language news magazine Syre for which she, among others, interviewed our CEO Kayrokh Moattar. The article explores the relationship between the whiteness norm of the Swedish architecural world and the often uniform and excluding nature of its output.