Category Archives: Architecture

Stopping ENERGY LEAKS (infographic)

We are traditionally very concerning about sustainability of or homes here in Scandinavia, and construction of well insulated and energy-sufficient houses was a first priority throughout ages – and it’s not a surprise, because we spend a bigger part of our life in cold seasons. In other hand it’s always good to improve our habitats and to research even more productive and efficient solutions.   This great infographic shows in very easy to perception way the benefits of insulation and teaches us why it’s important.…

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Prefab Houses: The Scandinavian Pioneers

The popularity of prefab houses is ever rising in the 21st century as people seek to build homes that are more environmentally friendly and also better prepared for the harsh elements that are particularly prevalent in winter. When it comes to this kind of design and architecture, the Scandinavians have it just right. They keep it simple and easy, unlike other European countries that have tried to tinker with the methods and failed.  Their history dates back further than you’d think What may surprise many…

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KKA PRESENTS LECOR

KKA designs a new office building for the steel manufacturer Lecor. The building is situated in Kungälv 10 kilometers north of Gothenburg. Lecor builds advanced steel constructions and of course they like to show their skills in their own building. This combined with the opportunity of creating a landmark building visible for the nearby highway has been the starting points of our design process. Building is planned to commence during 2011. More [at KKA site](http://www.kjellgrenkaminsky.se/component/content/article/96-lecor.html).

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Ahus seeking CAD services

Akershus University Hospital Announces now a tender competition for the purchase of new CAD services. Entering into a contract for the purchase of CAD services. This includes management and operation of [Ahus](http://www.ahus.no/) its CAD model of an AutoCAD platform: • Audit Changes • Updated PLT files for use in Ahus Technical filing system • Updated dwg files for use in Plania • Future needs for the creation of “new” model for the drawings that have not been part of Ahus CAD model

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Signage design for public building

Subway lines inspired by London’s underground signage system highlight a 5000m2 building in Norway − from the facade to over 200 unique door signs. Signage design for public building Storehagen Atrium, a 5000 m2 large governmental building, opened it’s doors to the public in September 2010 in Førde, Norway. Constructed by Futurum, the building hosts the national Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet and the regional Cultural Department among other public institutions. After a competition by invitation, Ralston & Bau was chosen to design the signage of the…

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KKA WON SKÅNES ARCHITECTURE PRIZE

Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects have won the Region Skåne’s architecture award for its construction “Strandbaden dance restaurant. The project was honored as the best building in southern Sweden in 2009. Strandbaden dancing restaurant is a combined restaurant, meeting room and disco located in Falsterbo in Sweden’s southernmost tip. KKA won the 2007 international architectural competition in competition with 80 other proposals to design the building. The building has also been nominated for Sweden’s debut price and The Great Indoors awards. [http://www.kjellgrenkaminsky.se/index.php?blp=84](http://www.kjellgrenkaminsky.se/index.php?blp=84)

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Permanent Installation in Måltidets Hus (The House of Food) in Stavanger, Norway

Måltidets Hus is the new 9000 m2 national and international resource centre for food development, host of the Gastronomic Institute and Norwegian chef team. Ralston & Bau was commissioned by Figgjo to make a permanent installation in the reception hall. A central wall that runs three flights high was transformed into a generous, vertical feast table. Combined iconic Figgjo dishes form organic shaped plates and bowls of the table, the wall was covered with an innovative laminated wood material simulating a linen table cloth. The…

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"Bråviksskolan" – School of Braviken, in Norrkoping community, Sweden.

Arkitektgruppen GKAK recently completed project “Bråviksskolan” – School of Braviken, in Norrkoping community, Sweden. “Bråviksskolan is a building for contemporary schooling, for looking into the future, for different educational models, with a purpose of catering to the needs of our children. Playfulness, aiming to abandon archaic values like order and discipline in favour of improvisation and imaginaton. An ambition is to answer the creative abilities of mankind, whether young or old. Teaching will strive to meet new demands and so must the organisation. Though, the…

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Mirage

THE FIRE The 30th of May 2006 the old dance hall in Falsterbo, Sweden, was destroyed by fire. The dance hall was situated 200 meters from the beach in a small pine wood grove on the southernmost tip of Sweden. Having been a famous meeting place for both locals and tourists since the 1930’s the dance hall was much mourned and it was soon decided that the house should be rebuilt. The municipality launched an international architecture competition that draw a record breaking interest from…

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