Swedish Design Moves New York Spotlights Democratic Architecture

Frizon by Tyréns, an example of democratic architecture in Sweden. Photography by Andreas Nilsson. 

To celebrate Archtober, Swedish Design Moves New York wants to discover ways to make architecture more human-friendly. On October 24-28, the organization, a collaboration between Visit SwedenSTHLMNYC, Architects Sweden, the Swedish Institute, and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, will host a series of conversations on Swedish projects and firms that are leading the way in democratic architecture. Design enthusiasts and top industry practitioners will gather for a week of activities that include panels hosted by designers from SHoP ArchitectsDiller Scofidio + Renfro, and KPF, among others. Topics of discussion will range from art in public space to nature and wellbeing.

Jubileumsparken sauna by Raumlabor. Photography by Hendrik Zeitler.

“One of the largest challenges we face when it comes to the built environment is affordability,” says Chris Sharples, principal at SHoP Architects, a panel participant. “Our role as architects and planners is to come up with new material systems and design/building processes that allow us to address the cost constraints, at the same time and just as important provide inspiring, well-crafted beautiful places for people to live.” 

For more information on each panel, visit Swedish Design Moves New York

Kulturhuset Stadsteatern by Peter Celsing and Ahrbom & Partner. Photography by Matilda Rahm.
Malmö Saluhall by Wingårdhs. Photography by André Pihl. 
Oset Rynningeviken by Örebro kommun and White architects. Photography by Stefan Adolfsson.

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