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D’où Je Viens XXXV

October 21st, 2020 Comments off

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Béton Brut, It’s Not

October 20th, 2020 Comments off

Concrete is naturally grey, but does that entail or guarantee any trace of Béton Brut? One of the two building constellations pictured above is most definitely not.

What about proportion and scale? The public’s expert opinion seems to be that the thing that matters is that they (everything and anything built) should resemble/mimic the surrounding buildings.

People were chocked and appalled when realising that they would actually not be painted. Why? They obviously don’t “fit” the surroundings…

Above: The responsible architecture firm VERA Arkitekter AB’s design: Gisslaren*.
Below: My more than sketchy rework**. Some final thoughts; (work in progress).

Nybygge i Årsta rör upp känslor

KRITIK. “Det här är skitdeprimerande”

“Sovjetgrått”, “miljonprogram” och “gränslöst deppigt”. Två nybyggen vid Årstavägen får svidande kritik av Årstaborna, för sin grå betongfasad. Mitt i Söderort ringde upp firman Vera arkitekter som bekräftar att husen ska förbli omålade. – Skojar du? Det ser hiskeligt ut, säger invånaren Jakob Grunditz.

Det som flera undrar är om husen verkligen ska förbli omålade. Det bekräftar firman Vera arkitekter.

Beskedet förvånar Årstaborna Jakob Grunditz och Apolonia Örmä.
– Det kunde jag inte förställa mig. Det är märkligt att slänga in en betongbyggnad här där det finns många hus i pastellfärger. Det sticker upp som en finne, säger Jacob Grunditz.

Björn Wiklander är arkitekt på Vera arkitekter. Han säger att fasaden aldrig var tänkt att målas.

Tycker du att husen passar in vid Årstavägen?*
– Ja, det tycker jag, Men de avviker ju från anda hus i omgivnigen som är väldigt färgglada, säger Björn Wiklander.

* Do you think…

** One wonder… the translation of the project name Gisslaren (it not commonly used word in modern day Swedish, but then again nor is “hiskeligt”) is either the scourger, whipper, flagellator, torturer or the ironic. There’s always something to a name. So, which is? I honestly don’t know!

How difficult was this project to the firm? How many changes were they forced to make before the building’s design was accepted and signed off on? Behold Gisslaren = The torturer (?)… all other projects on their site have a short description. Gisslaren, however is lacking one for now.

*** It doesn’t have to be exactly 29 stories. I’m more than willing and prepared to compromise on actual building hight.

Please see: Béton Brut and Stockholm One?.

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Danvikstull

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

Gång-
och cykelbana
avstängd
Hänvisning
för
omledning
finns 170m
bakåt

Pedestrian
and bicycle path
closed
Reference
for
diversion
is 170m back

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Rock Hard

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

There used to be a very large concrete building at this site. When it was demolished a very large rock was unveiled. It had been hidden inside the structure and facade the whole time. I’m curious to know if it will be incorporated into the new buildings or demolished.

Tegelviksgatan

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D’où Je Viens XXXIII

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

This is were I live.

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Recladding

October 11th, 2020 Comments off

A reclad house, it is one out of two located near my living quarters. The chosen materials and finishes made me wonder how it originally looked. The replacement of: facades, doorways, balconies, railings and windows for “non-maintenance” ones are almost always aesthetic catastrophes.

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Future View

October 11th, 2020 Comments off

This (new) south side address should make for a rather splendid view.

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It’s Just Wrong! II

October 11th, 2020 Comments off

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D’où Je Viens XXVIII

June 18th, 2020 Comments off


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  1. Citizens’ square and the citizens house.
  2. Very close to Gotbacksbacken.
  3. Same place. Fancy address. Did not look super confident with the stroller and attached husband/companion.
  4. Close, but not the same place. Sweden’s most famous actress is buried here and the very same tag can be found in numerous places where I live – including “grovsoprummet”; actually on a piece of cardboard taped to the wall.
  5. Are they resting or are they dead? There were atleast eight of them (in the exact same location), neatly laid on there side to rest. The photo was taken and then I and the little black bear peddled on… not using electricity. I do believe I could hear the little bear chuckle a bit. We don not ride like that.
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Cu29

June 9th, 2020 Comments off

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