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Aspvik, 2015
Private Summer House

In 1917, renowned restauranteur Sten Hellberg built a chinese-style tower high above Torsbyfjärden with a view overlooking the shipping lane towards Stockholm. The six hectare plot has been in the current owners’ family since the 1950s. In the 1960s a single-storey, period-style addition to the tower containing new living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom spaces was added.

The new building is made up of architectural elements that relate both to the original tower and the 1960s extension. Together they create an ensemble of buildings from three different eras. The new building is placed on a steep hillside. When viewed from the main house above, the new volume appears like a small outbuilding inserted between two pine trees. However, the sloping site allows for a two-storey house to be placed without competing with the original house for dominance. The lower floor includes an entrance hall, bedroom, bathroom and a sauna which is tucked into a crevice in the stone hillside. A staircase leads to a single, large room on the upper floor which contains kitchen, dining and living areas.

The house is constructed in steel, timber and glass and is placed on a concrete plinth. The faces of the plinth are angled by 5 degrees, which is reminiscent of traditional pagoda foundations and a subtle reference to Sten Hellberg’s chinese-style tower. The custom-made glazing is attached directly to the structure – with detailing adapted from the 1960s extension, while the characteristic projecting roof is borrowed from the existing tower. A sloping cast in-situ retaining wall creates an infinity swimming pool to the west and morning terrace to the east which visually cut through the lower storey. In the evening the pines are transformed into bonsai trees that reflect in the dark water of the pool.

Location: Aspvik, Värmdö
Status: Completed 2015
Gross Area: 70 m2
Budget: Undisclosed
Client: Private
Contractor: Upp till Nock & Metab
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman

Aspvik, 2015
Private Summer House

Aspvik, 2015
Private Summer House

In 1917, renowned restauranteur Sten Hellberg built a chinese-style tower high above Torsbyfjärden with a view overlooking the shipping lane towards Stockholm. The six hectare plot has been in the current owners’ family since the 1950s. In the 1960s a single-storey, period-style addition to the tower containing new living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom spaces was added.

The new building is made up of architectural elements that relate both to the original tower and the 1960s extension. Together they create an ensemble of buildings from three different eras. The new building is placed on a steep hillside. When viewed from the main house above, the new volume appears like a small outbuilding inserted between two pine trees. However, the sloping site allows for a two-storey house to be placed without competing with the original house for dominance. The lower floor includes an entrance hall, bedroom, bathroom and a sauna which is tucked into a crevice in the stone hillside. A staircase leads to a single, large room on the upper floor which contains kitchen, dining and living areas.

The house is constructed in steel, timber and glass and is placed on a concrete plinth. The faces of the plinth are angled by 5 degrees, which is reminiscent of traditional pagoda foundations and a subtle reference to Sten Hellberg’s chinese-style tower. The custom-made glazing is attached directly to the structure – with detailing adapted from the 1960s extension, while the characteristic projecting roof is borrowed from the existing tower. A sloping cast in-situ retaining wall creates an infinity swimming pool to the west and morning terrace to the east which visually cut through the lower storey. In the evening the pines are transformed into bonsai trees that reflect in the dark water of the pool.

Location: Aspvik, Värmdö
Status: Completed 2015
Gross Area: 70 m2
Budget: Undisclosed
Client: Private
Contractor: Upp till Nock & Metab
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman

Västberga, 2016
Affordable Housing
Design Bar, 2016
Exhibition Installation
HG7, 2015
Housing

HG7, 2015
Housing

Measuring 27 x 12 m in footprint, House 4, together with its neighbour House 5, is one of the smallest buildings in the project. But thanks to its central location on Hammarbyterrassen it is highly visible.

The development plan suggested that the volume would be disposed as a sort of townhouse with a stairwell with window towards north. Instead we have tried dividing the volume into 3 apartments per floor with a central staircase. With this design, the volume achieves a more cubic character, forming a compact, five-storey building.

Common to the entire project is the loadbearing framework which consists of precast hollow concrete beams. Various types of suspended façades lend the buildings their particular character. In House 4, the strict modules are evident in the façade in the form of a gridiron pattern consisting of an edge beam that covers the end of the loadbearing structure and vertical beams that form the walls of the various apartments. Between the beams are industrial casement windows. The narrow glazing bars lend the façade a crisp definition that is rare in new housing in Sweden today.

By making the lower part of the section hermetical it has been possible to meet Swedish regulations with regard to fire safety and energy consumption without having recourse to such expensive methods as fire-resistant and insulating triple glazing. In this way we have been able to unite our ambition of creating a building with an industrial character with today’s energy standards and fire regulations.

The apartments are fairly compact 3 bedroom apartments. All of the apartments have balconies or terraces facing south or west. In the interiors, too, we have sought to emphasize the architectonic qualities which the frame and façade of the building give rise to. Ceilings consist of raw, visible hollow concrete beams painted matt cement-grey. Bathrooms, together with the closets and kitchens, provide the elements that define the rooms. Standard interior walls have been kept to a minimum. The rooms are given character by the windows with glazing bars and the recessed balconies. Inspired by the former harbour area house 4 is an attempt to find modernity in tradition.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: Completed
Gross Area: 1700 m2
Budget: Undisclosed
Client: Oscar Properties
Photographer: Johan Fowelin

Eda, 2014
Affordable Housing

Eda, 2014
Affordable Housing

This project is a new and timely prototype for adapting low-cost, standard materials and off-site prefabrication techniques and helps to address the needs of affordable housing for younger people in Sweden. Prefabricated concrete structural elements create a space frame structure that supports prefabricated apartment units.  124 compact, efficient, single-person apartments have been built on this site in a new neighbourhood in Knivsta, Sweden.  The project occupies a whole ‘city-block’ and is comprised of 4 connected buildings that are grouped around a private green courtyard.

The ground floor accommodates a cafe and shops that relate to the street and also various facilities for the dwellings, such as laundry and storage room that face inwards to the private space. The apartments above are linked via a semi-external corridor. A translucent polycarbonate skin is attached to the outside of the corridor to create an interesting double layer facade. Corridor walls have a chequered pattern of red-painted and raw concrete which is seen through the outer facade layer. Two distinct entrances, that are located in southeast and northwest corners of the site, are enclosed with prefabricated stretched metal cassettes.  Custom corridor lights and stair rails compliment the palette of standard prefabricated components.

Location: Kv. Eda, Knivsta
Status: Completed 2014
Gross Area: 6000 square metres
Client: Junior Living AB
Budget: Undisclosed
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
Master Training, 2012
Conversion & Interior

Master Training, 2012
Conversion & Interior

Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter were commissioned to design an exclusive new fitness club as part of the overall refurbishment and alteration of the former post office building at Nybrogatan 57 in the Östermalm district of Stockholm.  The fitness club is located in the renovated entry floor and basement of the building, which have also been extended with a new addition in the courtyard.

Completed 2012
Gross Area: 1000 square metres
Client: Oscar Properties / Master Training
Contractor: Oscar Properties Bygg
Budget: Undisclosed
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman

Stråhattfabriken, 2012
Factory Conversion

Stråhattfabriken, 2012
Factory Conversion

This housing project in a former straw hat factory on Kungsholmen involved the careful renovation of three buildings – each with a different character. The project is guided by respect for the history of the buildings and is comprised of both renovations to existing floor plans and the addition of new floor plan layouts.  The existing qualities, peculiarities and characters of the buildings are retained and complimented with elegant free-standing kitchens, carefully detailed carpentry, balconies and terraces.

Location: Scheelegatan 24/Pipersgatan 27, Stockholm
Status: Completed 2012
Gross Area: 8200 square metres
Client: Oscar Properties
Contractor: Oscar Properties Bygg
Budget: Undisclosed
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
Advokatfirman Lindahl, 2010
Conversion & Interior

Advokatfirman Lindahl, 2010
Conversion & Interior

The offices of Lindahl law firm are located over two floors in the former headquarters of Swedish clothing giant H&M in central Stockholm.  Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter were commissioned to carry out the design work for a full interior refurbishment of the premises, which included a new library, entrance foyer spaces and designing bespoke furniture and lighting pieces.

Location: Mäster Samuelsgatan 20, Stockholm
Status: Completed 2010
Gross Area: 5500 square metres
Client: AMF Pension Real Estate
Contractor: Skanska
Budget: 8 million SEK (interiors only)
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
Index



2016

Sture
Masterplan, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Soludden Residences
Housing, Nacka, Sweden
In progress

House Strömsvik
Private Villa, Värmdö, Sweden
In progress

Tvålfabriken
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

The Seven La Reserva
Private Villa, Cadiz, Spain
In progress

Storgatan 57
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
completed

Kvarngärdet
Housing, Uppsala, Sweden
In progress

Brevik
Housing, Mörkö, Sweden
In progress

Karlavägen 97
Apartment , Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Kungstensgatan 59
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Västra Ursvik
Masterplan, Sundbyberg, Sweden
In progress

Nybrogatan 82
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

2015

Karlatornet
Housing, Gothenburg, Sweden
In progress

Peder Claussons Gate
Conversion, Oslo, Norway
In progress

Hällen 17
Private Villa, Tyresö, Sweden
Completed

House Lövhagen
Summer House, Mörkö, Sweden
In progress

Librobäck
Masterplan, Uppsala, Sweden
In progress

Slättaröd
Private Villa, Torekov, Sweden
Competition 2nd prize

Murmästaren
Masterplan, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Tången
Masterplan, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

The Design Bar
Installation, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Fagerudd
Summer House, Tyresö, Sweden
In progress

Plommonträdet
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Tellusborgsvägen
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Örnsberg
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
Competition 1st prize

Ankaret 1
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Viadmarken
Summer House, Hall, Sweden
In progress

2014

Karlavägen 20
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Paraden,
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Tegnerlunden 12
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Balneum
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Snabba Hus Västberga
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Snabba Hus Råckstavägen
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Murmästaren 3
Masterplan, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Silverpilsvägen 2
Private Villa, Älvsjö, Sweden
Completed

Bulten 19
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Laurinska Huset
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Midsommarkransen
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
Competition 2nd prize

Katarina Bangata 13
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Librobäck
Housing, Uppsala, Sweden
In progress

Wargentinsgatan 5
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Bävern & Räven
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Högbergsgatan 62
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Snabba Hus Bergslagsvägen
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Västra Vilunda
Housing, Väsby, Sweden
In progress

Genova
Interior, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

BoKlok
Housing, Huddinge, Sweden
Proposal

Hallen 16
Housing, Båstad, Sweden
In progress

2013

Västerled 8
Private Villa, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Barnhuset 15
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Lyceum
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Industrigatan 2
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Second opinion

Continental Apts.
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Repslagargatan 11
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Strandvägen 37
Interior, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Svartinge Golf
Housing, Sollentuna, Sweden
Proposal

Tavasgatan 16
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

2012

Ängsbotten
Masterplan, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

Eda Knivsta
housing, Knivsta, Sweden
Completed

HG7
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Ragvaldsgatan 9
Interior, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Storgatan 26
Townhouse, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Nybrogatan 19
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
In progress

2011

Strandvägen 1-3
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Proposal

Ordenannsen 5-6
Housing, Stockholm, Sweden
Competition 2nd prize

Rödabergsgatan 11
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Proposal

Massproductions
Interior, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Kungstensgatan 23
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Lyckostigen 2
Extension, Stockholm, Sweden
Proposal

Knavelskär
Summer House, Dalarö, Sweden
Proposal

Birger Jarlsgatan 93
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Odengatan 35
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

2010

Stråhattfabriken
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Gilston Road 33
Interior, London, England
Completed

Aspvik
Private Villa, Värmdö, Stockholm
Completed

Monocle / Winkreative
Interior, London, England
Completed

Birger Jarlsgatan 95
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Storgatan 59
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Fenixvägen 15
Private Villa, Enebyberg, Sweden
Completed

Nybrogatan 57
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Kammakargatan 38
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

2009

Västmannagatan 79
Conversion, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Frejavägen 7
Private Villa, Djursholm, Sweden
Completed

Tjärhovsgatan 4
Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

2008

Advokatfirman Lindahl
Interior, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Restaurangakademien
Interior, Stockholm, Sweden
Completed

Villagatan 9
Private Villa, Lidingö, Sweden
Completed