Paradiset 19-21, Stockholm Residential Building, Sweden Development, Swedish Architecture
Paradiset 19-21 : Stockholm Architecture
Swedish Residential Building design by Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects
25 Apr 2013
Western Kungsholmen Housing
Design: Kjellander + Sjöberg
Location: Western Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Western Kungsholmen Residences
Kjellander + Sjöberg creates a distinctive residential infill on Western Kungsholmen in central Stockholm. ‘Paradiset 19-21’ is a distinctive addition with a strong urban identity.
Composed of a mix of offices and light industry, Western Kungsholmen has in recent years developed into a diverse and complex neighbourhood with the emergence of complementary businesses and new housing. Paradiset 19-21, on Nordenflychtsvägen, aims to combine the existing environment with a building that accentuates and develops the city structure further. It is a building designed to fit into the neighbourhood’s vernacular while providing the area with new qualities.
The project is a pliable mini-Manhattan, landing in the city block and building a vibrant streetscape with premises on the ground floor and inviting activities with an expressive urban character. It embraces the essential values of a city – diversity and a wide range of functions. K + S designed a distinct silhouette, with varying depth, materialization and textures that work both at a distance and in the immediately neighbouring streets. The building’s configuration interprets the various heights of Nordenflychtsgatan and the surrounding buildings at a different scale.
A green Paradise! The project focuses on green space and social-ecological resilience. Given the dense inner city location, every available space is secured and used to provide recreation and positive experiences for the residents. The courtyard is designed as a cheerful social green space, an oasis of flowers and greenery interspersed with bicycle parking. The green roof terraces are a new addition, containing both communal and private spaces for spending time outdoors, cultivation, playing and socializing.
The architectural expression refers to a classical order found in the inner city of Stockholm – commercial space at ground level, supporting a main volume, with set-back penthouse floors on top. The sum is, however, far from traditional, but forms as a whole an innovative project, made up of a series of stacked cubes, vertically displaced; a beneficial addition to the street, of inherent complexity.
Western Kungsholmen Housing images / information from Kjellander + Sjöberg
Kjellander Sjöberg Architects
Location: Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden, north east Europe
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