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Colourful everyday life Örnsköldsvik / Sweden / 2013

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In Örnsköldsvik on the Gulf of Bothnia in northern Sweden, architect Gert Wingårdh has developed a soaring residential complex in the town. Wingårdh is regarded as one of the most interesting architects Sweden has to offer, arranging a playful building with birdhouses on the outside and windows facing in three directions on top of the old town hall, originally a rough concrete block. The façade features bright green, red, yellow and white KeraTwin tiles mounted on a metal substructure. The colour range is inspired by the Swedish expressionist painter Bengt Lindström of international renown. The "birdhouses" project at various lengths from the main building and create a shadow effect similar to the reliefs in Lindström's paintings. The sculptural and dramatic residential complex in the otherwise low-rise architecture on the Gulf of Bothnia is a colourful example of everyday architecture.

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    In Örnsköldsvik on the Gulf of Bothnia in northern Sweden, architect Gert Wingårdh has developed a soaring residential complex in the town. Wingårdh is regarded as one of the most interesting architects Sweden has to offer, arranging a playful building with birdhouses on the outside and windows facing in three directions on top of the old town hall, originally a rough concrete block. The façade features bright green, red, yellow and white KeraTwin tiles mounted on a...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Client www.agrob-buchtal.de
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Multi-family residence
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