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Ebeneser House

Ebeneser House is a kindergarten that was built in 1908 in Helsinki. It was one of the first kindergarten that was free for the working class in the Nordic countries and the pedagogics of Fröbel was practised by is users. The education was practical and the children participated in both cooking and garden activities. A […]

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Row house, Bö

Single family housing, 1935, Örgryte Bö, Gothenburg.Architect: Ingrid Wallberg Group 5: Alexandra Hansten, Jarkko Nordlund, Siri Rahm Gullander, Kaisa Riisager &Karin Elisabeth Sahlin INGRID WALLBERG Ingrid Wallberg was one of the pioneers of functionalism in Gothenburg. She was the first woman to have an internship in le Corbusiers ateliér and one of the first Swedish […]

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The Vasa Museum

Architects Göran Månsson and Marianne Dahlbäck are a couple of Swedish architects. They have both studied at KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), Göran graduated in 1957 and Marianne in 1970. In 1988 they started their architectural firm, Månsson Dahlbäck. Their office was located on Kastellholmen with a view of Djurgården and Galärvarvet, where the Vasa museum […]

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Tietgenkollegiet

Student Residence, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by Lundgaard Tranberg Arkitekter, acknowledging one of its co-founders Lene Tranberg. “Good architecture should be a generous gesture toward site, surroundings and society.” The student residence is a showcase project from Copenhagen funded by the Nordea Foundation. The clients‘ brief was to design the “dormitory of the future”. Though […]

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Dockums

Kari Nissen Brodtkorb, Office building, Malmö, 2010 “I like steel the best. To take care of the original, rough, industrial expression, and at the same time scale down the buildings so that they become a good place to live, is what I strive for. ” Right from the old Dock in Malmö, Region Skåne has […]

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NORDIC ARCHITECTURE 2022

Nordic Architecture (ARK079) has two main aims: first, to give a brief introduction to Nordic architecture. Second, to research Nordic qualities like site adaptation, space, light, and materiality, as well as social characteristics such as collectivity, flexibility, and critical praxis. Students worked in teams on a concrete analysis of one particular building through research, model […]

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NORDIC ARCHITECTURE 2021

A warm welcome to our digital exhibition of the Nordic Architecture course 2021! _ The course has two main aims. First to give a brief introduction to Nordic architecture. Second to work with a concrete analysis of a particular building through model building.  Seven buildings, all outstanding housing projects on different scales and with very […]

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Terrace House

Location: Oslo, NorwayArchitect: Mogens Longborg, Anne-Tinne Kielland, OlavSelvaagCompleted: 1964 …gliding like swallows from mountain-top to mountain-toptill they reach the furthest plateaus along the edge of existence.By Tomas TranströmerFrom The Stones, translated by Patty Crane After the Second World War, Norway had big problems withhousing. Oslo was partly distroyed and there was scarcity ofconstrucition materials. The […]

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Søholm Row houses

Arne Jacobsen, 1945, Klampenborg, Denmark. “As is crystal clear in Arne Jacobsen’s work, love of nature and principles of technical refinement were not necessarily in conflict, but rather two aspects of a world view, in which general and specific are in mutual balance.“ The architect Arne Jacobsen’s work reflects both rationality and sophistication with his […]

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Vindmøllebakken

Helen & Hard, 2019, Stavanger, Norway. “Gaining by Sharing” The Vindmøllebakken co-living project is raised on old office grounds. It is constructed entirely out of wood. Privately owned apartments are built around 500 sqm shared space with different programs and a spacious indoor courtyard. Located in the centre of movement, the double height living room […]