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Gert Wingårdh Installation - Stockholm Furniture Fair
6 Feb 2013 - Installation by Gert Wingårdh at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm
Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi have joined creative forces to design the installation that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the fair.
photograph : Tord-Rickard Söderström
They have each started out from their own perspective while adhering to a shared vision.
“From the very beginning, the idea has been to create a spatiality for communication in which furniture and design have a presence in words and images, as well as a physical presence.
To explain the concept behind an item of furniture, what you were thinking and how you arrived at the design, gives a deeper dimension to the object.
photograph : Tord-Rickard Söderström
This is something we’ve wanted to focus on more this year and so we’re giving furniture companies a chance to introduce themselves, their products and designers by communicating through a new program item we call Show 'n Tell,” explains Sanna Gebeyehu, the producer of the project.
The design suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ where panels hold sway. The table tops are made of a mirror laminate and balance on stacks of A4 paper sheets – 700,000 in total.
The entire dome-like structure consists of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. The lowest sheet in each stack carries part of a gigantic illustration that forms the dome-shaped ceiling.
photographs : Tord-Rickard Söderström
Preparations for construction have been going on for months and the actual raising of the dome is something of a never-ending task.
“Precision in all the preliminary work is crucial. 1,120 stacks consisting of a total of 11,000 A3 sheets in 44,000 points of attachment are being installed across an area of 200 sqm and are then gradually hoisted up,” reports Sanna Gebeyehu.
#4 Victoria Tower, Sweden
Height: 385.83 ft
Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
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Sven-Harry’s Art Museum, Stockholm, Sweden Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB photograph : Tord-Rickard Söderström Sven-Harry’s Art Museum - 10 Aug 2012
The vertical museum is a city type. In urban situations are collections connected by stairs, elevators and escalators. It is an effect of density, but also a way to create sequences in the exhibition with the natural boundaries of the building. The top and the ground floor do have a significant importance in every building; exhibitions emphasises these dynamics of access and secrecy.
Tåkern Visitor Centre, Östergötland, eastern Sweden Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
photograph : Åke E:son Lindman Tåkern Visitor Centre - 10 Aug 2012
All the way out where the forest ends and the reeds begin, a visitor center hovers low on piles set carefully into the water’s edge. The building is clad in thatch, camouflaged like a birdwatcher’s blind, hiding its contents from the natural world that surrounds it. This is quiet architecture, using traditional local materials to break new ground with its crystalline geometry. Steep roofs transition seamlessly into walls.
Spira Performing Arts Center, Jönköping, Sweden photograph : Ulf Celander Spira Performing Arts Center - 12 Apr 2012
Spira has four different performing arts venues: a main concert hall that seats 910, a 450-seat theater, a 200-seat black box, and a 200-seat café stage. The building is situated on an artificial peninsula jutting out into Lake Munksjön, right in the center of downtown Jönköping.
The layout follows from a foyer that opens to the west and the sun as it sets over the lake, and from the four main halls strung together along the foyer.
Victoria Tower, Kista, Stockholm, eastern Sweden
2012 Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
photograph : Tord-Rickard Söderström Victoria Tower
Wrapped entirely in a cloak of glass, Victoria Tower stands like a lighthouse along the road between downtown Stockholm and the city’s airport. The 117.6-meter tower is marker for the Kista IT office park and for the conference center at the base of the tower, and a manifestation of the area’s high-tech profile.
Klevens udde, Smögen, south west Sweden
2011 Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
photographs : Tenjin Visuals AB Klevens udde
Kuggen, Lindholmsplatsen, Göteborg, south west Sweden
2011 Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
photo : Åke E:son Lindman Kuggen Gothenburg
Kuggen is nestled in among Lindholmen’s big office buildings, like a colorful blossom surrounded by gray leaves. Its form and color are not immediately revealed. The round building looks different from every direction. The upper floors project out over the lower—more on the south side than on the north, so that the building partially shades itself when the sun is high in the sky.
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K:fem department store, Vällingby City, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 photograph : Patrik Gunnar Helin K:fem Stockholm