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Posts tagged as 'Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture'

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by KKA

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

The city of Gothenburg asked Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA) to design three charging stations for the increasing number of electric vehicles – cars, bikes, mopeds and trucks – travelling the streets of their city, Sweden’s second largest.

 

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New Heden project

New Heden project

Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects New Heden project transforms a vacant city block is a self-contained sustainable city interspersed with cycling paths and walkways. Envisioned as a ‘green lung’ for Gothenburg, Sweden, the development will introduce a beautiful expanse of fresh green space to an area currently consumed by parking lots and football fields.

by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects

by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects

to Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects

Model No 3

Proposal for the Macedonia Fight Museum, Model No 3

Proposal for the Macedonia Fight Museum

The Macedonian fight for independence has been a journey lasting many centuries. At times the future has seemed hopeless, but the Macedonian people have always struggled forward towards the hopeful light of freedom. Inspired by this journey the proposal for the Macedonia Fight Museum by the Swedish architects Joakim Kaminsky and Fredrik Kjellgren consists of a chronological walk through Macedonian history, covered in the soft light filtrated by Macedonian marble.

light perspective

light perspective

The new museum both adapts to its surroundings and interprets them in new ways. Architectonically the building is made up of only a few strong elements; the transparent façade, the ramps and the central wall. The façade is made up of thin sheets of marble filtering the natural light. On certain carefully chosen spots the façade is punctuated by transparent glass offering views of important historical places in the surrounding. The ramps let the visitor comfortably stroll through the exhibitions circling around the central wall.

interior perspective

interior perspective

The central wall constitutes the bulk of the exhibition and here one may follow the chronology of events illustrated by pictures and movies projected on the wall. Along the façade smaller rooms contain more specialized exhibitions concerning certain events. Left is a generous flexible area, which can be arranged in different ways depending on the type of material being exhibited. Between the two exhibitions is a common room that can host joint activities and functions as electronic information centre.

continue article @ Architonic

Mirage dance hall by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Mirage dance hall by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

In 2006 Fredrik Kjellgren and Joakim Kaminsky won the international architecture competition for a new dance hall in Falsterbro, Sweden. In the same year they also started their studio Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture.

The Mirage replaces a 1930´s dance hall, which was destroyed by fire 30th of May 2006.

Mirage by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Mirage by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Here the architects´ statement:

Façades:
The façades of the building are clad in boards of graphite gray fibercement and mirror glass. The mirrors are placed in a pattern inspired by the wooden facade and windows of the old dance hall.

The repetitive pattern

The repetitive pattern

Inetrior:
Much emphasis was put on designing spaces with extraordinary acoustic qualities. A custom made damping wall was designed in collaboration with an acoustic expert. The wall consists of a black acoustic felt covered by white wooden boards of various dimensions which creates strong graphical elements in the whole building. The wall has proven no more expensive than standard solutions.

Construction:
The building is constructed with prefabricated concrete elements. This has not only proven an economically feasible solution, the heavy construction also helps keeping the noise inside, to the joy of worried neighbors living nearby.

Mirage by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Mirage by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

more info on the Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture website

seen at ArchDaily